Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai starts with Kartik(Mohsin Khan) being angry at his stepmother, Swarna (Parul Chauhan) for trying to manipulate Naira(Shivangi Joshi). Manish (Sachin Tyagi) hits back to Kartik, as he does not like the way he is talking to his wife. Naira, along with the her whole family is enjoying her day and laughing. Kartik’s mom begs him to not leave the house but he is adamant on blaming his father. His father tells him that he has misconceptions about everything but Kartik keeps a condition that if he wants him and Naira to live there, Swarna will have to leave which shocks Manish. Naira is worried as to why Kartik has not read her messages yet. Kartik is still adamant on leaving the house and refuses to listen to any reasoning. Naira tries to call Kartik but her family tells her to spend time with them and they decide on playing football. Kartik’s grandmother is distraught over the recent happenings but Kartik consoles her that he has to leave the house because he had promised Naira happiness. Kartik stresses over the fact that it is not a hasty decision as he had decided it a long ago and goes on to take permission from Dadi (Swati Chitnis) to leave.
Everybody teases Naira for missing Kartik too much which is when Kartik comes to the Singhania house and everybody goes on to greet him. At Goenka House, everybody is distraught over Kartik’s decision. Kartik’s mom is disappointed over the fact that Naira couldn’t stop Kartik from leaving. Kartik insists that he has to leave with Naira soon due to some important work. Dadi blames Naira for everything and considers her responsible for Kartik’s decision of leaving the house. Ananya tells Kartik to sing if he wants his kachouri and his wife, to which Kartik complies. Kartik keeps 2 keyrings in each of Naira’s palms and tells her to give her consent for the decision he took as one keyring is of that Kartik’s house and other is of Goenka villa.
Kartik’s dad blames Naira for his decision of leaving the house. On the other hand, Kartik takes Naira to Goenka villa which confuses Naira.