Ishqbaaz begins with Shivaay (Nakuul Mehta) looking at Anika (Surbhi Chandna), who looks depressed. Daadi scolds Om (Kunal Jaisingh), Rudra (Leenesh Mattoo) and Soumya (Neha Laxmi Iyer) for coming late. Shivaay calls up Tia (Navina Bole) and says they’ll get down in five minutes. She looks very worried. The mystery man enters in. The brothers come up to call Shivaay when Rudra starts crying saying that his brother will change after marriage. Rudra says give me Anika’s pinky promise. He says let us tie the brotherhood band as it is sacred like a mangalsutra. Om calls him silly but the trio tie the thread. The mystery man is Robin, who is actually Tia’s husband. He shouts at her. Rudra holds SSO and weeps while Kunal teases him. Shivaay says OmRu, I love you guys! Lafzon Ka Yeh Rishta Nahin plays…
Ishqbaaz: Shivaay FORCES Anika into a contract marriage
Robin begs Tia not to marry. She says you are too late now. He says I cannot allow you to marry anyone else. Shivaay wonders he should be happy as his business will fly after this marriage. He tries to forget Anika. He peps himself up saying Shivaay just go and marry! Tia tells Robin to behave. He says he is not as strong as her. He says he pretended to be her brother before the world. He reminds her of the love promises. Robin who’s real name is Dushyant tells her to stop this. Tia says she has to leave but he says he will die without die. Shivaay knocks the door and enters when she does not respond. There is no one inside and everything is just lying there. He sees a note stuck on the mirror. It reads I cannot marry you as I am not prepared for it.
He is stunned. Daadi calls him downstairs to see the performance of the Oberoi family. Soumya and Daadi dance cutely. Rudra romances Soumya. Priyanka is instructed by Daadi to check on SSO. Upstairs, he tells a couple that their daughter has to sit on the mandap for a single day and marry him. He will divorce her the next day and in return he will save their sinking business. The girl’s father says why are you paying so much. He says that is because I value Khoon Khandaan and Virasat and only deal with people who have a lineage. Priyanka asks if there is any issue but he says no.
Precap: Anika prevents the girl from doing contract marriage and says it is not right. Shivaay says she has no right to comment as she sleeps with anyone. She slaps him.