Ishqbaaz begins with Anika (Surbhi Chandna) saying Shivaay (Nakuul Mehta) pick up the phone. He does not and the glass wall breaks. Shivaay is shaken and picks up shards of glass from his neck. Om (Kunal Jaisingh) says I am leaving this house but Jhanvi begs him to say. He says I do not wish to leave but I cannot live here. Jhanvi begs Tej (Mahesh Thakur) to stop him. He says I won’t stop, if Om thinks he can live without the comforts of Oberoi mansion, let him live. Daadi urges Tej to stop him. Shivaay comes there and asks what is happening. Rudra (Leenesh Mattoo) starts crying saying he cannot live without him. Om says I do not have issues with you guys but I cannot stay with my father. Tej tells him to leave. Jhanvi holds him back. Om tells Shivaay that his decision is final and he is leaving the house. Shivaay says once I say you cannot leave, you can’t go. He asks Om what is his problem and share it with him. Shivaay says today I will exercise my right as I am your elder brother and I have fulfilled all my duties towards you. Shivaay asks him why does he want to leave. Om says because of Tej. He says my father is literally selling me. He says people sell gold and silver, he is out to sell his own son. Om says he wants to get me married for a business deal. He says nor I or he knows anything about the girl but wants me to marry. Shivaay asks Tej if it is true. Tej says yes, arranged marriages are a norm. He says children have some responsibilities towards parents, Om has to fulfil his duty. He says the girl is wealthy and reputed. Shivaay says it was ok if Om was fine with the decision but he is not. Tej tells Shivaay that he also decided to marry to expand his business. He says you do not want that Om marries a rich girl and expands his business. Daadi says what are you saying? Tej says I worked hard to expand our business but Shivaay decided to marry rich and become wealthier. Pinky says Tej is jealous of my son and his success. Her husband tells her to keep quiet but Pinky says I won’t tolerate rubbish spoken against my son.
ACP Randhawa beats up the goon while one tries to stab Priyanka with a knife. He comes in front and saves her. Police comes there and arrests the troublemakers. Priyanka weeps.
Tej says I want Om to be as rich as Shivaay. He says once he marries Chadha, he will be super rich and in business world, relationships build fortunes. Om says surname does not matter to me. Tej says you are wasting your time and you are selfish. He says look at Shivaay, he married Anika for family’s respect, learn something from him. Tej says Shivaay also had set some standards for a life partner but when it came to family’s honour, he married a girl of low status like Anika.
Tej says you are selfish. Om says please do not drag Shivaay and Anika in this. Jhanvi says please do not compare Om and Shivaay. Pinky says my son is incomparable. Jhanvi says Tej why are you doing this…compromising Om for business? Tej remembers Svetlana’s words that close ones can hurt us. She says you might have sidelined me but I care for you. Tej is telling her that Shivaay has done a 36,000 crore merger with Kapoors and upped his scales. Svetlana tells him about the Chadhas of Dubai and a deal of 50,000 crore. She says this is best plan to defeat Shivaay. Jhanvi says you are not impatient for marriages. Tej says I am doing it about him. Om says my heart does not permit this. He says sell something else as your son is not saleable. Tej raises his hand and Jhanvi stops him. She says what are you doing? He says you have spoilt your son. She says you have prompted this bad behaviour. He says you too support him, so not Om but I should leave this house. Shivaay looks on.