Strange Love Summary, Start 25th March 2021 replacing Eternal Love
Strange Love is the story of Shlok, who is riddled with issues from his past experiences that shapes his arrogant personality which contributes to his course of actions. On the other hand, Aastha, a lively and cheerful woman meets Shlok who is angered by Aastha’s nature. Shlok shows fake love and marries Aastha, mainly driven by a desire to take revenge for the insult of himself and his family. Read Strange Love StarLife Full Story, Plot Summary, Casts, Teasers below.
Strange Love Full Story, Plot
Strange Love is the story of Aastha is a cheerful, lively, passionate, and charming woman who values relationships and supports equality. In contrast, Shlok is an arrogant, self-reserved, business-minded man who believes in wealth more than relationships. He had a miserable past that ultimately led him to his arrogance.
Shlok is informed about a possible cheating that occurred in a university institution. He suspends the boys but expels the girl. Later, the Agnihotri’s are invited to an award event to recognize their reputation in the education industry for their business. Aastha learns that Shlok had done injustice to the girl. At the event, she questions Shlok about his negligence after which it gets recorded live and gets exposed to the public. The public labels Shlok and his family as supporters of inequality which leads to their business getting raided. Shlok mistakenly believes that Aastha is responsible for the consistent insult of his family, his father in particular, and decides to take revenge.
Shlok shows fake love to Aastha and marries her on false pretenses. During the night of their Suhag Raat, Shlok breaks Aastha’s wedding necklace and reveals to her that he never loved her and that he only married her to take revenge, leaving Aastha heartbroken. Shlok angrily tells Aastha that he showed fake love in order to take revenge for the insult of himself and his father. He goes as far as to threaten her that if she reveals this to anyone, he’d have her father framed in a case of corruption. Meanwhile, Anjali wants Aastha to perfectly adapt to the Agnihotri traditions. Varad arranges a honeymoon for Shlok and Aastha. Despite Aastha’s efforts to cancel the honeymoon, Shlok and Aastha leave. On the way to their honeymoon, Aastha escapes and gets lost in a jungle. While searching for Aastha, Shlok meets with her and they both spend their planned “honeymoon” in a jungle while trying to find their way out.
Aastha comes to know that her father, Avdhoot, is in jail. She assumes that Shlok sent him to jail and vents her anger at him. Shlok in return. tries to prove his innocence that he did not send him to jail. Disappointed, Aastha reveals the truth to her family and the Agnihotri’s of her marriage and Shlok’s planned revenge; they are shocked. Kalindi wants Aastha to file for divorce. At the first court hearing, Aastha is ordered by the court to stay with Shlok for 6 months. During the 6 months, Aastha discovers Shlok’s miserable past; in which Shlok is actually an innocent and good person. Aastha finds out that Shlok was in love with this girl named Swati and that their break-up led to his hatred of women. It is shown that Niranjan ordered Anjali to hate Swati, simply because she was against the Agnihotri traditions that ultimately led to Shlok’s break-up, in which Shlok blames Anjali, leaving him heartbroken onwards. While attempting to bring back Shlok’s true personality, Aastha falls in love with Shlok and confesses her love to him.
Aditi, who is the daughter of a close friend of Niranjan, arrives at the Agnihotri mansion and acts as an imposter to separate Shlok and Aastha. Aditi attempts to kill Aastha multiple times but she is saved by Shlok. Aditi kidnaps Aastha but Shlok rescues her just as Aditi is about to shoot her. It is revealed that Aditi is Swati’s sister and her main motive was to kill Aastha so that Shlok suffers. Aditi believes that Shlok is the reason for Swati’s deteriorating health. Shlok is shocked to see Swati who soon passes away. Shlok realizes his love for Aastha and confesses his love to her. They both consummate their marriage. At the end of the 6 months, Shlok and Aastha both state that they do not want to divorce each other.
Shlok’s sister, Jyoti, runs away from her misogynistic in-laws after they want abortion for the third time for her unborn baby girl. While running away, she meets the charming Siddharth who happens to be Aastha’s cousin. Unaware of Jyoti’s situation, Siddharth takes care of her. He sends her to Kalindi’s house who is shocked to see her. Jyoti explains everything to Kalindi. Abhay and Sulbha craft a plan to tell the Agnihotri family and make them believe they are innocent and that Jyoti has run away. Siddharth slowly falls in love with Jyoti. During Anjali’s birthday celebration, Abhay finds Jyoti and the family is shocked to see her. She pleads to Niranjan to let her stay with them. Aastha manages to get Abhay arrested.
Aastha learns the truth about Niranjan’s true nature and how he is the one who controls Anjali to fulfill his ill desires. Aastha and Anjali both get emotional when she accepts that Niranjan has her helpless. Aastha promises Anjali that she will unfold Niranjan’s true nature and that she will erase the false impression that everyone has of Anjali. Niranjan wants Abhay released from jail and asks Anjali to make Jyoti sign the bail papers. Jyoti begins to develop hatred towards her mother. When Niranjan manages to indirectly make Jyoti sign the bail papers, Abhay forces Jyoti to take her home. Anjali stops this from happening and Niranjan is enraged. However, Jyoti begins to see Anjali’s sweet nature. Abhay fakes to act that he has changed, and Niranjan convinces Shlok that Jyoti should go with Abhay. However, Abhay kidnaps Jyoti’s daughter and Shlok beats him up. After convincing the family, Siddharth and Jyoti finally get married.
Aastha tries to expose Niranjan’s true identity to Shlok several times but he does not believe her. Afraid that Aastha might succeed to expose Niranjan, he begins to create misunderstandings between Shlok and Aastha. Aastha goes on to blame Niranjan for controlling Anjali and not caring for Jyoti. Angered by Aastha’s accusations, Shlok decides to divide the house and orders Aastha to stay in one part of the house. Aastha is joined by Anjali after which she also blames Niranjan for deceiving everyone. Jyoti witnesses Niranjan badmouthing Anjali. She is devastated to see her father’s true nature. She joins Anjali and Aastha and tells Shlok that he is being deceived.
Soon after, Shlok finally learns the truth about his father and is heartbroken. Shlok repents his misdeeds with Anjali and Aastha. He gets emotional thinking about his past; his mistreating of Anjali, and his misunderstanding of Aastha. Shlok addresses Anjali as his mother and embraces her. They both get emotional. The next day, Shlok, Aastha, and Anjali leave the Agnihotri mansion. Shlok and Aastha start earning a living by operating a food truck business and living modestly. The absence of Shlok has Niranjan feeling lonely. He realizes his mistakes and regrets his actions.
Varad foolishly signs a contract with Indrajeet Sarkar and the Agnihotri’s lose their business and house. Niranjan is desperate to find Shlok. When he meets with Shlok, Aastha, and Anjali he asks for forgiveness and is forgiven. They come to know about their properties being given to Indrajeet Sarkar. Varad also asks for forgiveness for his foolishness and is forgiven. The reunited Agnihotri family live together in a small house. The Agnihotri’s skillfully develop a plan to get their assets back from the Sarkar’s.
Shlok and Aastha disguise themselves as Sapna and Balvankar Singh to get their lost assets back; Aastha works as Indrajeet’s assistant and Shlok works as his children’s caretaker. They precisely work together to possess the Power of Attorney documents. Eventually, Shlok and Aastha manage to get hold of the papers. On the day they get everything back, the Sarkar’s reveal a shocking truth to the Agnihotri’s that leaves Anjali shattered and the rest of the family shocked.
Shortly after, Anjali, Shlok, Aastha meet in an accident in which Shlok goes into a coma, Anjali dies, and Aastha loses her memory. When Shlok wakes up from the coma, he is devastated upon learning that Anjali died in the accident. He inquires about Aastha in which Varad says she is missing. After a desperate search, Shlok finally meets with Aastha who is unable to recognize him, leaving Shlok heartbroken. It is revealed that Indrajeet took advantage of Aastha’s memory loss and led her to believe that he is her husband. Shlok begins to recreate previous events so that Aastha regains her memory, angering Indrajeet. On the day of their marriage to Indrajeet, he has Shlok abducted. Slowly recalling her past, Aastha’s mother, Kalindi, helps Aastha remember. Shlok manages to stop the marriage and rescues Aastha. Aastha is delighted to see Shlok. Indrajeet is arrested. Shlok and Aastha adopt Indrajeet’s children and live happily together.
Brief Information and Details on Strange Love StarLife.
- Genre: Romance
- First Episode: 25th March 2021
- Total number of episodes: 542
- Total numbers of the season: One
- Channel: StarLife Africa
- Network: Star Plus Tv
- Original name: Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon? Ek Baar Phir
- Tele Country: Indian
- Last Episode: Nil
Main Cast, Picture and Real name on Strange Love StarLife.
- Avinash Sachdev as Shlok Agnihotri: Aastha’s husband, Niranjan and Anjali’s son
- Shrenu Parikh as Aastha Agnihotri: Shlok’s wife, Avdhoot and Kalindi’s daughter
- Manish Wadhwa as Niranjan Agnihotri: Shlok’s father, Anjali’s husband
- Geetanjali Tikekar as Anjali Agnihotri: Shlok’s mother, Niranjan’s wife
- Samir Sharma as Varad Agnihotri: Shlok’s brother, Sojal’s husband
- Shalmalee Desai as Sojal Agnihotri: Varad’s wife
- Grace Girdhar as Kavya Agnihotri: Varad & Sojal’s daughter
- Sachin Parikh as Vinayak Agnihotri
- Tushar Dalvi as Avdhoot Kirloskar: Aastha’s father, Kalindi’s husband
- Prachee Shah as Kalindi Kirloskar: Aastha’s mother, Avdhoot’s wife
- Minal Karpe as “Ajju”: Aastha’s grandmother, Avdhoot’s mother
Set in Pune, the story of Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon “Ek Baar Phir revolves around Shlok, a dynamic, handsome and an astute businessman and Astha a fun-loving, lively girl. If Shlok is a complete chauvinist and believes that women’s role should be confined to taking care of the home and family. Astha is a complete contrast to his stark personality; she believes in equality for both men and women and has a very progressive outlook to life. For Shlok its all about succeeding and being on top of the game and for Astha she would loves to spread happiness and cheers in the world. What happens when two strong and opposing personalities ends meet? For Shlok, Asthas every entry into his space only calls for trouble making situations worse leading to a love-hate drama between the two and several dramatic twists unraveling the unknown.
Talking about the show, Avinash Sachdev said, I have always played a character of a sweet, loving boy and this is the first time that I will be playing an anti-hero on the small screen. While I was looking forward to such a role I was thrilled that it came to me so soon. I have done my bit of homework and now getting prepared to wow my fan and viewers with this unique love-hate story.”
Shrenu Parikh adds, I am really lucky that I am back to the channel where I started my career. I am portraying Aastha’s character who is today’s girl, with full of life. Strange Love is her tryst with this arrogant boy Shlok which eventually turns out to be an interesting tug of war with their love -hate relationship.
Produced by Sphere Origin, the show also brings together an ensemble cast that includes Manish Wadhwa, Geetanjali Tikekar, Tushar Dalvi and Prachi Shah amongst others.TV actress Shrenu Parikh, the female lead “Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon…Ek Baar Phir”, says that it is a beautiful love story, full of surprises and one won’t be able to predict how the two lead characters, played by her and Avinash Sachdev, would react to each other.
“Our story will be a love-hate story. You don’t know what will happen between the two leads in this season… let’s see how the audience accepts it,” said Shrenu.
While shooting, she was unaware of the fact that she is working for the second session of “Strange Love”.
“It came as a surprise that the show, which we were shooting for is actually ‘Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon…Ek Baar Phir’. It is a beautiful love story. I have enjoyed the process and I am excited about what will be shown on the show,” she said.
The prequel “Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon?” starred Barun Sobti and Sanaya Irani. The sequel does not only have a new story, but also a new couple on screen.
Talking about the show, Shrenu said that it is fun being on the set.
“It has been amazing. We have lots of fun on the set,” said the actress, who has been a part of shows like “Gulaal” and “Havan”.
“I really feel blessed. After ‘Gulaal’, I took a break as I was studying at that time. I told my mom that we will go to Mumbai once more. I thought in case nothing would happen, I will continue my further studies abroad. It came as a surprise when I got selected for ‘Havan’. I was quite lucky,” she said.
Strange Love which airs on Star Plus, will see a high voltage drama in the upcoming episodes of the show. Aastha (Shrenu Parikh) will be seen going against the Agnihotri family.
Our reliable source informs us about the high drama sequence saying, “There is a ‘ritual’ that will be introduced in the show and Aastha who is wife of Shlok has to follow the ritual. According to the old tradition and religious beliefs, Aastha is supposed to do a puja of her husband and believe him as her god. Also she has to follow the orthodox ceremony of ‘Paav Dhoke Pani Peena‘ of her husband.”
Elaborating it further our source says, “Aastha refuses to follow the old tradition and goes against the entire Agnihotri family. This dramatic sequence will create a twist in the tale in the show.”
To know more about the upcoming episode we also contacted Shrenu Parikh who plays the character of Aastha. We quizzed the actress with the question that what would she do if she has to follow the same tradition in her real life? This is what Shrenu had to say, “This is a very old tradition and it doesn’t even exist now. I feel that both the husband and wife should be treated equally, so even if this tradition is to be followed now (if ever) then the tradition should not followed by the wife but even the husband should follow it too and do whatever that is required.”