Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai starts with Naira (Shivangi Joshi) being sad on her haldi ceremony. All the Singhania ladies sing and try to make Naira smile. All the ladies start dancing, Gayu (Kanchi Singh) and Naksh (Rishi Dev) perform as cross-dressers. In the middle of the performance Naitik (Vishal Singh) gets emotional. He says that he can’t celebrate as Naira is leaving him and going. Naira says she will always miss everyone. Bhabhimaa makes Naira and Naitik understand and says that she will manage both the relations like Akshara did.
Naitik starts dancing to cheer Naira. Everyone joins in the performance. In the middle of performance, Naira dreams of Kartik. She goes towards him and share romantic moments with her. Naira’s dream breaks and she starts dancing again. Naksh starts performing Naagin dance and Goenka’s enter. Dadi gets shocked looking at Naksh doing the Naagin dance wearing a dupatta. Dadi, Lav and Kush start laughing at Naksh. Naira’s haldi ceremony starts. Bhabhimaa says that she wants haldi to be celebrated with all rituals and shows her objection with mixed haldi. Naira asks them to get a solution for this problem. She gets Goenkas’ haldi and mixes it with theirs and prepares a mixed solution. She asks everyone to apply this haldi to her. Everyone agrees. Everyone applies haldi to Naira, she remembers Akshara. Manasi goes to put haldi on Naira but she looks at Akshara’s photo and starts to shiver. She applies her haldi and leaves from there.
Naitik comes to know that Akshara’s murderer has run away from the jail. Manasi hears this news and goes to Akhilesh’s room to talk to him. Naitik informs Naira and Naksh about this. Manasi starts crying, Kartik comes there to talk to her but he misunderstands him as Akhilesh and starts talking to him about the accident. She tells him the whole truth behind Akshara’s accident. Kartik gets shocked hearing this. Manasi gets shocked looking at Kartik, he gets very angry and leaves.(Also read: OMG! Deepika Padukone and Katrina Kaif to star opposite Shah Rukh in Aanand L Rai’s next)
Naksh and Naira decide that they will find the murderer and not let him escape. Kartik re-calls the accident and its impact on his life. Naira recalls her ugly experience of losing Akshara. Kartik and Naira clash into each other. He stares at Naira with teary eyes.