This is fate 5 December 2023: In the morning, Sameer is getting ready in the room where he applies the perfume, Srishti entering questions where is he going, he informs she can see the files and bag so he is going to the office, Shristhi takes the bag mentioning he would not go since there is a Pooja in the house today, Sameer replies he has to leave since even Rishab bhai is not going so he must go otherwise it would effect the company. Shristhi mentions he is the first husband who wants to leave when his own wife is asking him to stay, Sameer replies however he wants to go away from her as it makes him feel nice, she angrily gives him the bag explaining he can go anywhere he wants, Sameer sits beside Shristhi explaining that he never wanted to make her feel so bad so is sorry however she says that he can go to the office if he likes, Sameer tries to pull her closer but she walks away however he assures he would not go asking why is she so causal when she would before ask him to go, Shristhi replies she cannot tell him the reason. Shristhi leaves explaining he can do his work while he can look at her from a distance. Sameer exclaims she is really clever but he can go to his office.
Arjun calls Preeta who is trying to leave, he mentions it was just a slip of tongue as he forgot to say that she is the wife of his friend, Preeta replies he forgot the most important word, Arjun advises her to not take the life so lightly since she might have gotten injured or lost her life just for this purse, Preeta replies she cannot lose it as she loves the purse most. Arjun asks what is so important but Preeta asks why should she tell him as he is getting really personal, Arjun says she is the one who made him so intrigued about it, she turns to leave when he exclaims even he knows how to end her attitude, Arjun offers to drop her but she replies he must not think they have forgotten everything that he did however she is thankful that he saved her today, Arjun exclaims he was not planning to drop her as he wishes to bring her back to his house that too with Kavya, vowing it would happen really soon when Dadi calls Arjun asking if he got the medicine, he replies he bought it.
Snedha enters the room calling Anjali, but she is no where to be found, Snedha calls Arjun who refers to her as Snig, she is left baffled when Arjun calls her but she putting the phone to her ear explains that she just wanted to inform that she has returned, he assures they would meet really soon when Snedha wonders where is Anjali however she thinks she would only talk with Arjun.
Pandit jee asks Rakhi to call Shristhi and Sameer to the pooja so they both would also get the blessing, Rakhi replies she has already called them and they will arrive, Preeta enters the house in a hurry, Bani Dadi questions why did she get so late, pandit jee replies she is still on time, asking if she brought the leaves since it is not present, Preeta assures everything is here in the bag, Karina questions if Preeta invited all the guests so she replies she indeed invited them, Karina is worried why has no one arrived when Mahesh explains that guests tend to arrive late in such Pooja.
Ganesh comes mentioning Rishab sir has been panicking since he is not letting him do anything, Preeta leaves explaining she will help Rishab jee.
Rishab is really panicking in the room about which dress he should select, Preeta asks what is he doing when Rishab replies he is glad she came since he was not able to select the dress, she questions what has he only taken out the white dress when Rishab mentions he thought he would wear such clothes which they all like, Preeta goes to take out a pink dress from the wardrobe suggesting it will look good on him, Rishab asks how does she do it, mentioning he feels she has some sort of magic. Kavya also enters the room when Preeta questions her regarding the dress, she suggests Rishab should only wear it, he apologizes to Preeta je for causing the mess and tries to help her, but she insists he must go and be ready as everyone is waiting for them, Rishab leaves appreciating her, Preeta starts smiling.
Dadi is with Shekar jee while Arjun comes back with the medicine, he is shocked to see Shekar jee so replies he was not sure they had a meeting, Shekar jee explains he came to talk about the drama that happened yesterday, Arjun is baffled when Snedha comes so Arjun advises her to give Dadi the medicine. Snedha is staring at Arjun when Dadi makes her sit down beside her.
Arjun questions what has happened when Shekar explains that both Rishab and Anjali fought bad yesterday, Arjun replies he doesnot feel that either Anjali or Rishab can do anything, Shekar mentions they both should have seen the way both were fighting. Shekar explains he came here to discuss about the project details advising Anjali can also come but Arjun must always be present in the meeting. Snedha asks Dadi what has happened to Arjun as Preeta is married when Dadi replies she feels Arjun really cares for Preeta.
Rakhi is angry with Mahesh mentioning he just behaves like a child, Shristhi standing behind her mentions Sameer is also like Mahesh Daddy jee and is lazy. Rakhi starts smiling asking why she complains so much about Sameer as he is nice.
Karina brings the guests saying they want to meet Rakhi, Karina pulls Shristhi to the corner questioning where is the Parshad, Shristhi swears she did not eat them when Karina advises her to act mature since she was just asking if they have made the Parshad. Shristhi apologizes to her, Kritika tries to leave after informing Karina, but Shristhi asks her to stay for the pooja, Kritika questions why she talks like this since this pooja is for the couples and she doesnot have a partner, Sameer comes to her aside explaining that nothing is left in the court of Bhagwan as she will surely find someone who loves her a lot. Karina questions why is Kritika behaving like this since she will attend the pooja.
Rishab comes out of after changing while Preeta is searching for the cloth used to cover the thali, Rishab is trying to ask Preeta how is he looking but she is busy, he finally questions after gathering a lot of strength when she replies she assured he would look really nice, she finds the cloth in the wardrobe and is about to leave when her saree gets stuck in the door, Rishab manages to help her when she leaves suggesting he must also come down as soon as possible.
Pandit jee is performing the rituals when Karina asks him to also bless her daughter and tie the string, Rakhi places the thali when pandit jee questions where are the things required for the pooja, pandit jee starts checking it however he doesnot find it, Rakhi offers to search when she mentions Preeta indeed went to the market but how did she forget, Karina says Preeta was not even able to fulfill this one duty. Rakhi asks Pandit jee what other way do they have, he mentions the pooja cannot start without all the necessary things, Rakhi thinks first the storm last night and now the hurdles in performing the pooja are signs of evil, Rakhi is really worried.
In the morning, Dadi is sitting when Snedha asks her mentioning they must leave, Dadi is excited to meet with her friend after so long but Dadi notices that Snedha is staring at Arjun so questions why is she staring at him when she informed that arjun is already engaged and has feelings for Preeta, Snedha replies she is not saying he should look at her but just that when someone who is so handsome is standing in front of her, she cannot control herself, Dadi with a smile agrees, the worker comes informing Dadi he found this bag in Arjun sir car, Snedha takes out informing Dadi it contains flower, she replies she had asked Arjun to bring them, Dadi wonders why is it so heavy, she finds the coconut and things needed for the pooja, Dadi turning questions Arjun if he is thinking about arranging a pooja
in the house so should have informed her earlier as she really likes them, Arjun replies he never thought of anything like this when Dadi replies there are a lot of things needed for the pooja, Arjun recalls that when Preeta picked the bag she switched it, Dadi replies there might be a pooja in the Luthra Mansion, Arjun says it is not possible because it is no ones birthday today, Snedha questions how does he know it when he replies he knows it. Dadi asks him to come with her as they would stop at the Luthra house and give the bag, Arjun replies he will not go there but Dadi mentions she wants him to have an informal meeting with her friend who has a business proposal for him. Arjun leaves asking her to come quickly.
Shristhi is working in the kitchen when Sameer comes to the door and starts staring at her, she asks what has happened but he explains he cares for her, she mentions he should not be concerned and must go to the office, Sameer asks what is her problem because she first wanted him to stay and now he has gotten late, Shristhi questions what problem does he have when he is the owner, Sameer assures he will stay with her since she is not feeling well, he hugs her which irritates Shristhi but he doesnot leave, Shristhi teases him saying she doesnot like him, he feels offended asking what did she mean when she replies she likes tall boys but he is short, he leaves in anger. Preeta entering questions what happened with Sameer and why is he so angry, Shristhi exclaims she just teased him a bit but he got really offended, Preeta questions why does she do such things as it hurts the feelings of Sameer, Shristhi asks why does she get angry with her, Preeta explains she wants to explain to her that if she loves Sameer, she must tell him today because who knows they might get the chance tomorrow. Preeta accepts she also feels wrong because she never said to Karan how much she loves him and today he is no longer with her. Preeta explains Shristhi must tell Sameer how much she loves him, Shristhi asks if she is missing karan when Preeta mentions she never misses him, Sameer comes informing Preeta how Dadi is calling her, Shristhi tries to stop him however he leaves, she feels tensed.
Rishab asks Karina where is Dadi and Dad, Karina replies they will come soon, Preeta arrives with Sameer when Karina questions where are the things required for the pooja when she went to the market, Preeta mentions they are in the bag however Karina explains the bag only has flowers but where are the other things, Preeta explains some goons tried to snatch her bag when she was in the market and everyone gets tensed, Shristhi explains they will file a police complaint, Preeta explains Arjun came to the market and made sure she got back her bag but he also had the same bag which might have been switched. Rishab replies they will surely bring all the things from the market, Karina follows as Rishab left his wallet with her.
Preeta is running when Rishab requests her to walk slowly since she will hurt herself, Preeta accepts it was her mistake when Rishab sitting in the car asks why she not told him about what happened in the market, Preeta replies she thought he would get tensed when Rishab mentions he feels good to be tensed for her. Arjun stops the car in front of the Luthra Mansion when Dadi says she would go and return the bag as she promised him, Rishab and Preeta also get out of the car when Dadi explains she thought there will be a pooja in their house, so she decided to return the bag. Karina quickly brings the wallet when Rishab informs that they have brought back the bag containing the necessary things for the pooja. Rishab asks them to also come inside, Dadi even invites Arjun, but he replies he would stay here, Rishab says they must not disobey the elders so he can also come.
Preeta is walking when her saree gets stuck in the watch of Arjun, she gets furious questioning how did he dare but he shows he did not even touch it, she tries her best to remove it but is unsuccessful and even Arjun himself tries it but all is in vain. Rishab comes stopping them both, he finally manages to remove the saree before leaving with Preeta. Arjun gets mad recalling the party when Preeta and Rishab fulfilled the ritual of the Varmala.
Dadi asks why has the pooja not started, Kritika informs Preeta Bhabhi did not bring all the things required for the pooja which angers Dadi however she is tensed after Kritika reveals the entire situation. Rakhi assures Preeta has already went to bring them once again, Karina enters the house followed by Arjun and Snedha accompanied by Dadi. Karina whispers that Snedha’s Dadi brought bag the bag, and before she could say anything Rishab invited them for the pooja. Pandit jee asks them all to sit down as he is about to start the pooja.Rishab and Preeta along with Shristhi and Sameer sit as a couple, pandit je explains this pooja is being done for the couple so they would have to perform the Gant Bandhan.
Kritika mentions it is ready so she along with Rakhi fulfill the ritual however Arjun is furious standing at the back as he thinks about the day when he got married to Preeta. Pandit jee lights the Agni, when he asks both the husbands to put forward their right hand while instructing the wives to place their hands over those of their husbands. Arjun, seeing it recalls the night when he saw Rishab and Peeta hugging each other along with the photos that he saw of them together, he keeps remembering their wedding. Pandit jee asks them both to swear they would always protect his wife for their entire lifetime, Rishab swears he will always protect his wife, Arjun getting furious asks them to stop it but then he leaves so starts walking in the house, Preeta questions what is he doing in the house, he replies that he was invited for the pooja questioning if something is wrong with her mind. Preeta mentions he was allowed to stay for the pooja so why he is walking around the house, she warns that he has to stay away from those people which she warned him, Preeta is adamant.
Preeta warns Arjun must stay away from those people whom she asked him to, he asks what does she think of him as is he a goon but the truth is that he is a respected businessman, she must not make a fuss out of this situation because he feels she knows he can never hurt Kavya, or the entire Luthra family but she blames him so he doesnot come near her because she feels something whenever he is around, but she doesnot want to feel it so changes the topic, she asks if he has lost his mind but she mentions she has lost it. Snedha is listening to their conversation, Arjun explains all the evil thoughts become a reality so if she keeps thinking about it, he might actually do it, Preeta once again warns him to remember what she said and stay away from her family, explaining he is just here because of Bhagwan jee, Arjun recalling the night when he was thrown in the dam says that she is right to say he is here because of Bhagwan because she had left no stone unturned to kill him, Arjun notices Snedha so asks if she was looking for the bathroom, he leaves.
Preeta asks Snedha that is Arjun like that ever since she met him, but Snedha exclaims she likes him, Preeta wonders what has gotten into people but Snedha warns Preeta to stay away from him when she replies that has filed a restraining order against Arjun so he stays away from her family but even then he still comes to their family. Snedha leaves angrily when Shristhi comes, Preeta doesnot know what is happening when Shristhi mentions it is just because she likes him so was not able to bear them both talking, Preeta replies she was not talking but fighting with her, Shristhi questions if the Kalawa is ready as Pandit jee is asking, Preeta takes Shristhi away with her.
Arjun reaches the hall when Mahesh notices he is feeling comfortable so asks him to sit down but Arjun replies he is fine, Rishab asks what his problem is as he was even refusing outside but when he has finally come here to the pooja then must behave properly. Preeta also instructs him to sit down explaining that she is only saying because he has been invited to the pooja so he must sit down and even leave with the Parshad, Pandit jee asks both the husbands to apply the Sindoor on the forehead of their wives, Arjun stops Rishab angrily and they both start fighting while Arjun is just asking Preeta to remember who he was since he is the same person, he finally explains he is the same Karan but she doesnot believe him, he tries to leave with her however she mentions she would not leave without her husband, Arjun realizes it was just a dream so thinks he cannot stay here otherwise it might harm them all, Dadi tries to stop him but he leaves explaining his head is aching, Dadi also leaves with Snedha when Rishab asks Preeta if she said anything to him, she replies she did nothing of the sort.
Arjun is angrily walking to the car, he is about to sit in the car but Dadi stops him explaining Snedha would drive the car today as he is ill, Arjun refuses explaining he cannot risk his life by letting Snedha drive, Dadi assures she is a sensible driver but Arjun is not convinced, he mentions he can even offer her job in his company, Dadi still manages to make Snedha sit in the driving seat of the car, Arjun angrily sits at the back.
Pandit jee performing the rituals of the Pooja, both the couples are following him and he explains when he mentions they both should throw the Samaghri in the Hawan, he recites the Mantar when Shristhi and Sameer are not able to throw it properly, she questions why is he taking his hand away as she cannot strengthen it anymore, he asks what problem does she have as she tends to get angry even at small things, Sameer questions what did she want to say in the hospital, she recalls what Preeta di said in the kitchen that they should express their love when they have the chance, she is about to inform when Pandit jee once again signals them. Preeta while performing the pooja recalls the moments spent with Karan and how she was really happy, Rishab turns asking her what is the matter but she replies she is fine, Rishab also starts thinking of the moments spent with Karan and how they both were really close, he thinks if there was a way by which he could bring karan back then would have done it, he exclaims he knows Preeta is really tensed wherever he is and even she is also tensed.
Arjun sitting in the car is thinking about what he saw with Preeta and Rishab and how she said she would not even go if he was also karan, he is frustrated thinking about the situation so he asks Snedha to stop the car but she is worried even then he gets out of the car so Snedha apologizes mentioning he can drive the car but Arjun exclaims he has never tried to harm kavya,
The Luthra’s are performing the pooja when there is a sudden change in the weather, they do not know that the police have arrived at the Luthra Mansion along with Anjali. They are unaware of the fact, but she comes to stand in front of the house, Shristhi notices the Akhund Jhot which is about to end so informs Preeta, she along with Rishab rush to protect it