Ishqbaaz starts with Omkara (Kunal Jaisingh) and Gauri (Shrenu Parikh) welcoming the guests. Anika (Surbhi Chandna) and Shivaay (Nakuul Mehta) walk down the stairs thinking that the marriage is cancelled, yet Om has kept the function. SSO thinks that they just want a reason to party. Shivaay asks Anika if she has informed Gauri that the marriage is cancelled. She says no and says I assume she knows it. He says we will tell them post the function. SSO compliments Anika and she blushes. Vikram (Danish Pandor) also tells Anika that she is looking fab. On the other hand, Ragini (Additi Gupta) drags Shivaay away to meet the guests.
Anika thinks of informing Vikram that the marriage is cancelled. She says I want to tell you something. He says even I have something to say. Gauri points out to Omkara that SSO is feeling jealous seeing Vikram-Anika together. Anika tells Vikram that the marriage is cancelled but he cannot hear due to the loud music. Vikram says that is nice. Shivaay sees them with jealousy. Gauri comes and teases Shivaay that Anika is looking fab and how happy Vikram and she are looking together. Vikram tells Anika that let us dance and talk.
Shivaay and Ragini are already on the dance floor and Vikram leads Anika there. Gauri points out to Omkara that SSO looks jealous. In the middle of this, Omkara takes Gauri to the dance floor. During the dance, ShiVika come close and share an eyelock. They take each other’s hands and the lights go off. Saans Mein Teri plays in the background. Tears roll down Anika’s face and SSO wipes them. He holds her close and they spend some romantic moments together. The lights return and Vikram takes Anika back in his arms. Vikram caresses Anika much to Shivaay’s annoyance. Shivaay says Anika. Gauri says the drama will begin now.
She says SSO will slap Vikram now. Ragini takes SSO’s hand and takes him away. She tells him that she wants to dance. SSO gets enraged. A flashback is shown where Ragini replaces Shivaay’s ring with that of Vikram’s. She shows a ring to him and asks if it is his. He says yes, it is the one I gave to Anika. She says I found it fallen outside. He gets upset. Ragini says I understand, Anika does not need your ring, she has worn Vikram’s ring. Shivaay is hurt and infuriated. Ragini says she should not have thrown your ring, just replaced it. She says Vikram and Anika are looking fabulous. SSO feels hurt. He charges towards Anika angrily but stops in his tracks and walks out of the room in anger. Ragini is thrilled. Anika also goes behind him.
Omkara taunts Gauri about her plan. She gets worried. Shivaay is seething in his room. Anika asks him what is wrong? He says you are dancing happily with Vikram. Anika says even you danced with Ragini, did I get angry. SSO says you threw my ring. Anika realises that she has worn the wrong ring and tells SSO that it is by mistake. Shivaay says Ragini found the ring given by me fallen somewhere. Anika gets annoyed thinking that he belived her. Shivaay says you have done many wrong things. Anika is upset. Shivaay says I wanted to trust you, but you have nasty plans. He says you want me to crawl before you, asking for forgiveness. Upset, Anika says she does not want to clear her stance every time.
She says you have cheap ideas about me. Anika says I am tired of your suspicion. She says the matter is over. Shivaay says so you really want me to crawl before you. he says I am SSO, I never accept defeat. He also takes off the ring that Anika made him wear and says the scores are not settled yet. Anika says go ahead and settle scores. Anika says can you see me getting hitched to someone else. He says I tolerated a lot, I will see this too. He says I will marry Ragini. Anika says you won’t. He tells Anika to look after the preparations of her marriage while he will be busy with his. They both call up vendors to make arrangements for food, decorations, etc.
Shivaay tells Ragini that he wants to talk to her. He asks Ragini if she wants to marry him? Anika looks back. Ragini says yes, I will marry you with happiness. Ragini says I was waiting for your proposal since a long time. Vikram also asks Anika if everything is fine. She says we must get married soon. She says let us marry next week. Vikram says your happiness matters the most. SSO also tells Ragini that he wants to marry her asap. Anika feels disappointed. Bajrangi tells Rudra aka Bhuvan to sell his fiancee Lacchi to him. Bhavya is seeing this and hopes Rudra does not do anything stupid. He recollects Bhavya’s words and controls his anger. He leaves the spot. Gauri tells Omkara that she made a mistake. ShiVika were talking about cancelling the engagement but now things have gone topsy-turvy. Omkara teases her on her mistake.
Rudra (Leenesh Mattoo) is damn upset and tells Bhavya (Mansi Srivastava) that he cannot believe that girls can be bought even today. Bhavya says there is a racket here. Rudra says I hate such people, I will kill them. Bhavya says if you want these people punished then you have to listen to me. Gauri tells Rudra over the phone that Shivaay-Anika are marrying Ragini-Vikram. Rudra says our plan was foolproof. He blames Omkara. He tells Gauri to think who might have interfered. Gauri tells I have understood how the ring got changed. She says I will slap Ragini. In the room, Ragini is expressing her delight to Vikram. She says Shivaay has proposed to me. She thanks Vikram for the support. She thinks nothing can go wrong now. Gauri talks to Bhavya who says Ragini is a cheap girl. Bhavya says Ragini is a psycho. She says I will find out more information about Ragini. Rudra asks Bhavya how she knows more about Ragini than him.
Jhanvi (Mreenal Deshraj) is in tears over Naren’s death. She wants to call the ambulance and Tej (Mahesh Thakur) stops her. Bajrangi is restless about Rudra as he wants to marry Lacchi. Rudra comes and tells him that he has agreed to the deal. Bajrangi gets happy. Tej and Jhanvi wonder how did Naren die? She says only the three of us were home. Jhanvi remembers Tej wiping his hands. Rudra and Bhavya see Bajrangi harassing the girls. She says I am waiting for Sultan to come. Bajrangi tells Dhansukh to call Lacchi outside. Bhavya comes outside and Bajrangi wants to apply mehendi on her. He is about to but Rudra holds his hand. A black jeep arrives there and Sultan walks out. Bhavya remembers her childhood.