Ishqbaaz starts with Shivaay (Nakuul Mehta) and Anika (Surbhi Chandna) walking to the venue where she covers her head and comes to the mandap. They are sitting on the wedding mandap. Everyone asks why is her face covered. Tia’s (Navina Bole) mother says it is abshagun for bride’s face to be seen before the wedding. Anika thinks about all the things she said about marriage and its values to Richa and weeps. They get up to exchange garlands. Shivaay garlands her but she falters while garlanding him. He grips her hand and makes her wear the garland. It is time for the saat pheras. Shivaay grabs her hand and takes rounds of the fire. The priest gives the mangalsutra to Shivaay. Anika is crying bitterly. Nazdeek Hai Dil Ke plays.
He takes the mangalsutra and puts it around her neck. He is given the sindoor. Pinky tells everyone to shut the cameras. Only Shivaay sees Anika’s face and fills her maang with sindoor. The media clicks their pictures. Anika takes blessings. She touches Daadi’s feet who can feel that it is Anika. She blesses and kisses her. They come home for Grihapravesh. Daadi asks people to bring the pooja ki thali. They ask where is Anika and everyone says she is missing.
Anika says I will tell the truth to everyone. Shivaay threatens her saying that Sahil’s life is still in his hands. People tease him that he is unwilling to leave Tia’s hand. He gets uncomfortable and Tej (Mahesh Thakur) says why are you worried. Daadi tells Tia that she is starting a new life and a start has to be auspicious. Anika says she cannot cheat Daadi, who tells her to keep right foot forward. Om (Kunal Jaisingh) tells Rudra (Leenesh Mattoo) that something seems weird. Shivaay literally pushes Anika to kick the Kalash with her feet and step on the vermilion. Anika completes all the rituals.