Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai starts with Kartik (Mohsin Khan) entering the Singhania house disguised as a woman in a lehenga. Maharaj catch holds him and asks what is he looking for, Kartik tells him he has come to meet Bhabhimaa. He tells Kartik to sit and goes to call Bhabhimaa.
Kartik makes a video call to Keerthi (Mohena Singh) and shows them Naira’s (Shivangi Joshi) dance. They are impressed. Everyone pulls Kartik’s leg. Karishma comes to see Kartik, he disconnects the call. She tells him that Bhabhimaa is coming to meet him and leaves. Naira goes to the store room to collect ghungroo’s, he follows her. Kartik tries to talk to Naira and ask her about the washroom. Naira directs him. Kartik holds her close and tells her that he thought she could feel him. He hugs her. They both smile and Naira runs away. Kartik follows her and they both reach the hall. Kartik holds Naira’s hand and Naksh notices this. Naksh thinks someone is troubling Naira. He holds Kartik from behind and starts hitting him, Naitik also start hitting Kartik. Naira tries to stop everyone and says it is Kartik. Everybody sees Kartik, he gets awkward and runs away from the Singania house. Varsha tells Naitik that the history is repeating itself. Naitik (Vishal Singh) says yes and tells he hopes he could return the time.
Manish tells his manager that he needs to leave the city as soon as possible and to book the tickets. He tells Suwarna that he is still angry on Kartik. Daadi tells the press about the sangeet ceremony and what they are doing for his happiness. Daadi (Swati Chitnis) also says that she has planned a surprise for Kartik. Everybody asks for Kartik and he makes a grand entry. Everybody gets happy looking at him. Kartik finds Naira. Gayu (Kanchi Singh) and Naksh (Rishi Dev) tease him. Few women come and stand in front of Kartik and he has to select who is Naira. Kartik tells no one here is Naira calls her name. Naira makes her entry, Kartik walks towards her. Naira greets Dadi. She looks for Manish and Suwarna. Kartik says they will not come. She says you did not listen to me. He says I went to them, I did not feel they wanted to come, they are happy in their world, you also learn to stay happy without them.
Daadi says Manish decided this surprise for Kartik. Akhilesh says everything will be fine. Priyanka and Varsha talk about the arrangements. Mishti, Lav and Kush challenge each other. Naksh greets Kirti and Aditya. Aditya goes from there. Naira asks Kirti about Manish and Suwarna. Kirti says they…. Reporter asks Baisa who will win in sangeet. Baisa praises her family and says we will win. Surekha says we will win and our competitors will know it. Baisa says what they will compete with us? Daadi and Baisa take the challenge.
Kartik asks Naira that I she scared of losing. Naira says we don’t lose, we win. Kartik says we don’t let others win, you will know it. She says you should know your competitor. He flirts. She says shut up, go. He says you are asking me to leave from my house, we respect guests. Daadi and Surekha cover up for Manish and Suwarna’s absence. Naira gets an idea seeing Lav and Kush, to ask about Manish (Sachin Tyagi) and Suwarna (Parul Chauhan). Surekha boasts of their family. Daadi says we are happy and wanted to dance to show our happiness. Kartik, Gayu and Naksh laugh hearing this. Kartik asks about Naira. Naksh says she was here, I will see. Kartik asks Naitik does he want anything. Naitik says no, where is your Papa, is everything fine. Kartik says he is busy in work, he can’t come.
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Naira decides to stop Manish and Suwarna before they leave. Aditya stops her and asks if all is okay. He says I will take you if you are going anywhere. Naksh comes and asks where are you going Naira. Naksh says it’s your sangeet, I will go. Aditya says I said the same. Naksh asks him to attend the function.
Naksh and Naira reach Manish and Suwarna. Naira says that her relation with Kartik is one of love that happened before the marriage got fixed. She says elders always forgive children, you always love children. She says I came to request, please don’t leave us, every function is meaningless without you. She says I know you are not going by your own wish, it’s not necessary to fulfil a child’s every wish. Manish says kids are not kids now, they do what they think right and don’t regard us elders. He says we are doing what we feel right. Naira asks them to rethink. She says your annoyance is with your son, why is this daughter getting punished. She cries. Manish and Suwarna’s heart melts.