Ishqbaaz begins with Mrs Kapoor taking Shivaay (Nakuul Mehta) to Daimaa who says that the elder son of Tej (Mahesh Thakur) Oberoi, Omkara (Kunal Jaisingh) is illegitimate. She says that the child belongs to Tej’s mistress and she gave birth to him as Jhanvi could not conceive. Tia’s mother says she is shocked to know this. Shivaay asks who all know this besides us. She says only Daimaa and me know it.
Mrs Kapoor says that family secrets should not stumble out. She blackmails him saying that if he delays his marriage to Tia then the secret will exposed before the world. She says divorce Anika and throw her out of the house. She says do it or else I will play Daimaa’s recorded statements before everyone. Mrs Kapoor says that as Tia’s mother I want to see my daughter happy. She blackmails him to throw Anika out. Mrs Kapoor says you have to do it.
Jhanvi asks Priyanka why is she going for a camp. She says mom you only tell me to socialise. Anika tells her to call home as she reaches there. Shivaay tells Jhanvi that he wants to talk to her. He asks for her passports. Shivaay asks in 1990 where were you? Jhanvi says we were in London then setting up the Oberoi business. Shivaay asks was Om born then. She says yes he was an unplanned child and we took time accepting it. Jhanvi says life is unpredictable but says she is happy that they got Om.
Soumya (Nehalaxmi Iyer) asks Daadi if she missed them. Daadi says she loved Tirupati Balaji and Om and Rudra (Leenesh Mattoo) also gave her a surprise. Shivaay asks where are they? She says Rudra left for a match and Om headed to the studio. Shivaay remembers how close he is to Om and his brothers. He says I will never let you know that you are illegitimate, Om, this is a brother’s promise. Shivaay gives divorce papers to Anika (Surbhi Chandna).