Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai starts with Kartik (Mohsin Khan) falling over Manish’s feet. Manish and Suwarna get overwhelmed about this situation. Manish gives Kartik blessings and wish all the happiness and prosperity to him.  

Naira (Shivangi Joshi) makes an entry for her haldi ceremony. She thanks Naksh (Rishi Dev) and Naitik (Vishal Singh) for making her day special, and remembers Akshara (Hina Khan). Dadi asks everyone to start Kartik’s haldi ceremony. Keerthi tries to make Aditya understand about not complaining to Singhnias over minor things. Aditya shouts at her.

Naira is waiting for her haldi ceremony to start. She notices Keerthi and Aditya fighting. Keerthi asks Aditya to stay away from Kartik and Naira’s marriage. He shouts at her and tries to hurt Keerthi again. Aditya pushes Keerthi and leaves. Keerthi loses her balance and is about to fall off the cliff, Naira holds her hand and saves her. Naira hugs her and asks her why is she tolerating him. Keerthi shares the story of her failed marriage with Naira and how Aditya disrespects her. Naira asks Keerthi to stand for herself and not to tolerate this behavior from Aditya. Keerthi starts to cry while talking to her. Naksh comes there and feels something is weird, he asks what is wrong. Keerthi and Naira make an excuse to hide the situation from Naksh. Naira leaves with Naksh for her ceremony.

Kartik asks Keerthi, where she was and  she remains numb about the situation. Kartik’s haldi ceremony starts. Everyone starts applying haldi to Kartik. While everyone attacks Kartik with haldi, Suwarna takes it as an advantage and applies haldi to Kartik. Suwarna gets emotional and shares with Manish about how grateful she feels to be involved in Kartik’s wedding rituals. Manish and Suwarna get emotional looking at Kartik.  (Also read: OMG! Deepika Padukone and Katrina Kaif to star opposite Shah Rukh in Aanand L Rai’s next)

Kartik fantasizes about Naira coming to put haldi on him. He tries to flirt with Naira and asks her to apply haldi to him. Naira applies haldi on her cheek. She applies haldi into Kartik’s cheeks through her cheeks. Kartik gets overwhelmed looking at Naira. Kartik’s dream crashes, and he tries to convince Dadi to take him along for Naira’s haldi. Dadi denies his request and asks him not to meet her until the wedding muhurat. Kartik asks Dadi to enjoy Naira’s haldi as their functions are very entertaining.