Strange Love 11 April 2021: starts with Shlok holding Astha’s hand and they stare at each other angrily. He says I m sorry, I did not mean to tease you, believe me. Astha says I thought to give the one month notice, but I won’t come here again. She leaves and Shlok sees her earrings on the floor. He packs the sarees, picks the earrings and goes after her. Shlok comes to her and says you have to come as the deal says you have to do this event. He says I m sorry, I know I was wrong, but my intentions were not wrong. He says you can throw this gifts. He says it might happen that you have to see my face whole life.
Astha leaves. Shlok looks on. Niranjan talks to Atul about the plot. Atul says I can’t do any illegal work. Niranjan says your one signature can help me in my work. Astha comes home. Niranjan and Atul see her. Niranjan greets her. She takes Shlok’s gifted sarees and goes inside. Niranjan is furious on Atul and calls someone and says Atul has to leave this city now, its time for his transfer. Niranjan leaves. Atul looks on.Astha comes to her room and thinks about Shlok’s words. She throws the gifts and says I don’t want to see Shlok’s face again, never. She calms down and says will I really not wish to face him again in my life. Shlok comes home and greets Niranjan. He sits for lunch. The maid comes and says someone came and gave this card. Anjali reads the card and reads Shlok and Astha Agnihotri. She says whats this, read it. Niranjan reads it. Everyone are shocked. Anjali asks Shlok what is this. Niranjan asks Shlok did you not check how this happened, this can ruin Astha’s and yours image. Shlok says I checked, maybe its a mistake, I will ask them to correct it.
Niranjan says this invitation should not reach anyone now. Niranjan gets angry. Anjali says I think this is Astha’s work. Shlok gets angry as Anjali scolds Astha and says bad things about her. Shlok leaves with the card.Astha is shown sleeping and Kalindi comes and sees her sleeping. Kalindi says get up, you are getting late for office. Astha says let me sleep I left the job. Kalindi is happy and asks whats these sarees. Astha is tensed. Kalindi asks her again who gave it. Atul calls Astha and comes to her with the card. He gets angry and shows her the mistake in the card. Astha is shocked to see the card. Atul says this is the limit, Niranjan has sent it. Ajju says someone did it by purpose. Atul says who will do it. Astha says I gave the card for printing. But how did they do such a bug mistake. She says I will go and find out.
Niranjan calls Atul and says did you read the card, he says don’t feel bad, its done by mistake. Atul says yes I read it and I felt strange. Niranjan apologizes for the mistake and says I request you to come in the function. Atul says if you are calling us, we will come. Atul says I thought you would be annoyed with me. Niranjan says work is different from personal matters. Atul says you are right. Niranjan asks him to forget everything. Kalindi asks what did Niranjan say. Atul says he was saying sorry for the card’s mistake and invited us in the function. Kalindi is worried and wonders why do they call us to their home often.
Anjali talks to Niranjan and asks him why did he apologize to Atul. Niranjan leaves. Kaka sees Anjali and smiles. He says you can’t understand whats going on in Niranjan’s mind. He says he has transferred Atul and now he is inviting him, don’t know what he is planning. Anjali comes to Niranjan and says the girl’s family wants to come today, shall I call them. He agrees.
She asks him to say Shlok to come home soon. He says ok. He asks Anjali to be commanding and take her decisions on her own. He leaves. Astha and Shlok come to the card printing office and asks them whats this. The guy says sorry. Asths throws the cards and says is this a mistake, how can you be careless. She says my name should not be there in new cards. Shlok says you gave the matter for printing. He says you did not tell me this but it got printed on the card. She cries and he gives her a hanky and asks her to wipe her tears. She says I m not interested in attaching my name with yours. She taunts him and leaves. Shlok goes after her and stops her. She says leave my dupatta, how dare you. She turns and see her dupatta stuck somewhere. Shlok says listen to me.
She says don’t follow me, I don’t want you to be near me. He says sorry again and says I know I have told wrong many times and my way is different, so people take me wrong. He says my dad is everything for me, and his happiness matter a lot to me, I can’t ruin his dreams, so I m doing this for my dad and family. He requests her and says go if you want to, but after completing this event. He says you know everything about the event, do it for my dad’s sake.
He says you also love your dad, right, Astha looks at him. He says your event design is ready, shall we go and check. She says promise me that you will be away from me. Shlok takes his steps back. She says also promise that you won’t shout on me and won’t be annoyed and won’t give me any gifts and after the event ends, you will let me go. Shlok agrees and promises. He says I don’t want to come closer to you, now lets go.
Niranjan and Anjali are talking to the girl’s family. Kaka says the women are given respect in this house. The girl’s family asks about Shlok. Niranjan says my son stay away from girls and he has no one in his life, he will agree with our choice and marry whom we say. Shlok enters the house with Astha in his arms. Everyone are shocked.Shlok entering the house with Astha in his arms. Niranjan and Anjali are shocked. The girl’s family looks shocked. Shlok says Astha’s feet was hurt, she was unable to walk, so I… Niranjan says ok and asks Astha are you fine. Shlok makes Astha sit. Anjali stares at Astha angrily and says this girl works for us. She tells the girl’s family how Astha does her work. Niranjan introduces Shlok to the girl’s family. Shlok comes to know about the marriage proposal. Niranjan asks Shlok to come with him. Niranjan is angry but controls his anger. He says I did not advice you often like a typical parent as it was not needed, but now… you understand what I m saying, He says maintain your dignity because whats happening should not have happened, its affecting our personal and professional lives. He says forget the past and move ahead to the bright future.
Shlok says yes. Niranjan says marry Shlok. Shlok is shocked. Anjali taunts Astha and praises the girl’s family. They say we will leave now. Anjali asks them to wait for Niranjan and bring their daughter Tanya in the function. They agree. Niranjan comes and asks Astha did you apply ointment, he asks Anjali to help Astha. The girl’s family leaves. Astha says sorry to Anjali for hurting their reputation. Anjali says its nothing new, whenever you came, brought difficulties and problems always. Kalindi gets a call and she says Astha is not at home and the card issue was by mistake, and we are not associated with Agnihotri family. Kalindi says Ajju that everyone are asking me about Astha and Shlok. She says our family image is getting spoiled because of the mistake. Shlok comes to Astha and asks her to put her feet in water. He says if you can’t, I will help you. Anjali gets furious and asks the maid to apply ointment to Astha as it won’t look good if a man touches a woman’s feet. Shlok looks on.
Anjali says you are today’s woman, can’t bear a little pain. Shlok says I don’t like anyone interfering in my work, shall I explain you again, women should not put their foot in other’s work. Astha’s phone rings. Shlok says you do the work later. Astha thinks Kalindi might be worried, its her call. Anjali taunts Astha as Shlok left. Astha says I did not understand. Anjali says bad words about Astha. She says you will fall if you fly high. Astha says you are elder to me, I trust my mum’s values and I know I m right. She says I will not expect that you understand me. She says I came here to end my work, because I can’t step out from my promise. Shlok comes to his room and Astha comes to him. He says my dad’s photos are in this album, make the event memorable. Astha is unattentive. He says Astha, I m talking to you. She says I was thinking about your mum. He says it means you felt bad and you need sympathy.
She says no. He says about the photos again. The photos fall and Astha picks it up. She sees Shlok’s childhood photos and laughs. He hears her laughing and looks at her. He sees the photo and says give it to me. Astha says is it you. Shlok says give me the photo. He tries to take it. She laughs. He says what. She says sorry. Khuda…. plays….. He says shall we work now. Astha laughs and says sorry. Her phone rings. She says its my mum’s call. Kalindi asks where are you. Astha says I m with Shlok. Kalindi scolds her and says try to understand and come home soon. Astha is worried. She tells Shlok that I have to go home. He says ok, go home and take these albums. Astha takes the albums and leaves. Anjali is instructing Sojal and sees Astha. Sojal says you can’t take these albums. Astha says Shlok gave it to me. Anjali says I don’t like if our things go out of my house, she asks her to work here itself and instructs her. Anjali tells Astha about Shlok’s proposal and Shlok does not have any problem with it.
Astha says wedding proposal for Shlok and he said yes. Shlok says did you not go. Anjali says I asked her to wait. Shlok argues with Anjali and asks Astha to leave. Anjali stops Astha and says you can’t take these albums. Anjali scolds Shlok. Niranjan sees them arguing and asks Astha to end the work in their house itself. Sojal’s husband comes and Sojal tells him about Astha and Shlok. She says you missed all the drama. He asks Sojal not to indulge in these matters else Anjali won’t ;eave her. Sojal says yes, you are right and smiles.
Sojal comes to Astha and brings water for her. Astha thanks her. Sojal chats with Astha and says Anjali has looked for a very nice girl for Shlok.
She says Shlok said yes to the proposal. Astha focuses on her work. Shlok comes and sees Astha working. Sojal leaves. Shlok sits there while watching Astha work. Astha looks at him and says what. He says what… He asks are you upset. She says your family told so much, its difficult to smile. He says what. She says I did not want to come here, but you forced me, but everyone tells me something or the other, and everyone are congratulating me that you are getting married, you are marrying, not me, go and talk to Tanya, who am I that you will do anything for me. She stops saying and Shlok looks at her. Iss pyaar ko….. plays……
Astha starts leaving and Shlok stops her holding her hand. Shlok gets closer to her and asks her to reply to him. She says let me leave, anyone will come and see us. Their hand stick because of the gum and they try to move apart. Iss pyar ko… plays…. Astha says stand straight, I m not your wife. He says yes, so don’t scold me like a wife does. Astha asks him to leave. Shlok leaves. Astha continues her work. Shlok smiles seeing her. Niranjan talks to Anjali and says Shlok did not say no, as he is my son. He says he can’t say no to me. Niranjan sees his clothes and says whats this Anjali. He says not a single shirt is pressed well. He says Shlok left calling you mum, but did you also leave him calling him your son. He says do your duty as a mum, you are his mum. Anjali burns a shirt. Niranjan leaves. Astha sees the time. Shlok reads the newspaper about him and Astha and thinks about his fight with the media.
Anjali is sitting thinking. She is upset. Anjali comes to Astha and says you did not end your work till now, and taunts her. Astha says I wanted to end my work and leave so that I don’t need to come here again. She says I respect you and expect you to respect me a little. Anjali sees her parent’s photo and scolds her. She says I told you not to include old photos. Astha says what did I do, its your parent’s photo. Anjali scolds her and Astha argues with her. Anjali is about to slap her and Shlok holds Anjali’s hand. Astha looks on.
Shlok gets angry. Anjali shouts Shlok. Shlok says you don’t have a right to say anything or slap Astha, I m with her and won’t let this happen. Anjali says who is she for you. He says you don’t know relations, but let me explain. He says Astha is very special to me and it will be good for you that you stay far from her. Anjali’s temper is high. Shlok says if anyone misbahaves with Astha, I can’t bear it, Astha is mine.
Saiyyan Ve…. plays…. Shlok stops Astha and says wait, don’t go alone, I will drop you. Astha says you can’t come always to help me, I will go. She leaves. Astha says I m very late, mum might be worried, I will call her. She sees her phone missing and says I might have forgot it upstairs. She goes back and looks out for the phone. He says is it in Shlok’s room. She goes to his room and sees another room’s door open. Anjali is in the kitchen drinking water and cooling her temper. Astha comes to that another room and sees books everywhere. She sees things fallen and out of place.
She sees some gifts and a card with Swati’c name on it. She thinks of Shlok’s words. She sees an incomplete photo of Swati. Kalindi is waiting for Astha. Its past twelve. Kalindi is worried and calls Astha. Her phone is switched off. Shlok sees Astha’s phone and says Astha might have reached home, I will go and give her. Astha sees the card and photo and says who is this Swati. Anjali sees the door open and looks inside. Astha hides seeing Anjali. Anjali locks the door.
Astha sees the door locked and tries to open it. She knocks the door but Anjali is gone. Astha says is there anyone and says my parents might be worried, she says please open the door. Atul asks Kalindi not to worry. He says I will call her. Kalindi says her phone is off, I m worried about her. Atul says don’t worry, she will be fine. Shlok comes to their house and says Astha forgot her phone and I came to return it. Atul says where is Astha. Shlok says she left my house. Kalindi says what are you saying, you know what happened that night and still you left her alone. He says don’t worry, I will find her and bring her back. He says its my responsibility and I will find her. Kalindi says if anything happens to Astha, I won’t leave Agnihotri family. Shlok looks out for Astha everywhere. He asks few people did you see a girl wearing red clothes. People say no. Shlok thinks where is Astha. He thinks he should talk to Niranjan and do a police complain. Shlok
Shlok comes home and hears Astha knocking the door. He goes and opens it. He is shocked to see Astha and asks what are you doing here. She says I came here to take my phone. He scolds her. She says I was going but Anjali came and I have hidden and Anjali locked the door. Shlok says don’t come to this room. She shows him the photo and asks is this Swati. Shlok sees it and is angry. Astha says answer me, is this Swati and who burned her photo. He says she is my past and I have left her behind. She says it means …. He scolds her and asks her to keep her questions to herself. He says lets go, I will drop you. She says I will go alone. He holds her hand and takes her. Anjali sees them.