‘Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon?’ is a prominent daily serial, which started airing on June 6, 2011 on STAR Plus channel and ended on November 30, 2012. This story highlighted the lives of the couple played by
Barun Sobti and
Arshad Khan and Lalit Mohan directed the serial and produced by
Rajesh Chadha and
Nissar Parvez, under the banner of 4 Lion Films. ‘Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon?’ story revolves around the lives of Khushi (Sanayara Irani) and Arnav Singh Raizada (Barun Sobti). Khushi is a simple girl who comes from Lucknow and was raised with good family values. She is the type of girl who believes in love and has a strong faith in God while Arnav is completely opposite with Khushi’s character. He is a rich and conceited businessman who doesn’t believe in God and love. The only thing that matters to him is his sister, Anjali (
Daljeet Kaur Bhanot). Khushi and Arnav doesn’t like each other but later found out that they have more similarities than they thought.
When Khushi works in Arnav’s office, her co-worker, Lavanya (
Sana Khan) who is also the girlfriend of Arnav along with her friends, started to mock her. Arnav’s family knows about her relationship with Lavanya and they accepted her except for his grandmother, Nani. She doesn’t believe in the idea of living in together before marriage and so she made a condition that she will accept Lavanya if she can learn the Indian traditions. Khushi was hired by Anjali to teach Lavanya on how to become a good daughter-in-law. But the latter hated her initially and even called Khushi as Chamkili because of her clothes. Khushi was born being kind and selfless and this helps her grow a special bond with Lavanya, until she learns how to become a good daughter-in-law.
Time passed by, Lavanya learned good values and Nani got impressed with her while Khushi and Arnav are getting closer. They live under the same roof and usually bump with each other. They smile and talk almost every day until they realized that they are both in love with each other, but they are not yet ready to accept it. Instead, Arnav intends to hurt Khushi’s feelings. He even announced his engagement with Lavanya after an intense moment with Khushi which he almost kissed. Lavanya noticed the changes on her relationship with Arnav. He usually thinks of Khushi and forgets his engagement with Lavanya. When Lavanya realizes that Arnav is in love with Khushi, she left him and settles in London. Anjali’s husband, Shyam (
Abhaas Mehta) is a lawyer who’s in love with Kushi. He pretends to become a loving husband and decent man, but in reality, he secretly desires for Kushi and just stayed with his wife because of her money. As the story went on, Khushi got engaged with Shyam.
But when she found out that he is married with Anjali, she drops the engagement. Later on, Arnav admitted his feelings for Kushi but things changes when he saw Khushi with Shyam as they argue and assumes that the two has an affair. Shyam make Arnav believes that he and Khushi were in love with each other and it was only Anjali who is stopping them. Anjali was pregnant at that time so to save Anjali and Shyam’s marriage, Arnav asked Khushi to marry him and threatened her that she will ruin Payal (
Deepali Pansare) and Aakash’ (
Akshay Dogra) marriage. Their unwilling marriage is just a contract that will last for six months. But in spite of this, some instances happened until Arnav reveals why he hated Kushi and they both realized that it was Shyam who is causing troubles.
Shyam abducted Arnav and Kushi saved him from the kidnappers. Later, the two admitted their feelings towards each other. Shyam was thrown out of the house which Anjali didn’t understand at first. Shyam was jailed when they found out that he is responsible for Anjali’s miscarriage. After so many hindrances and trials that happened along Arnav and Khushi’s way, the two still end up with each other, together with Aarav, their adopted son. ‘Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon?’ was dubbed in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam, Bengali and Kannada languages. An English sub-titled version was also telecasted on Life OK. It was also aired on Urdu 1 in Pakistan and MBC Digital 4 in Mauritius.
Another version of this Serial...
The show is a sequel to Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon, with a new cast and a new plot. This is an unusual love story that revolves around the lives of two individuals, Aastha and Shlok. The serial is an Indian soap opera packed with melodrama.
The show has a backdrop of Pune. Aastha nd Shlok meet under unfavourable circumstances because of which they hate each other. Aastha is a simple, innocent girl who can handle all relations well whereas Shlok is an arrogant who believes that wealth is more important than relations. He hates women including his own mother due to a previous tragic event.
After more such incidents, Aastha realizes her love for Shlok but doesn’t confess. Shlok confesses his love for Aastha and they get married. Much to the surprise of Aastha, Shlok tells her on the first night of their marriage that he doesn’t love her. Shlok’s mother, on the other hand wants Aastha to be an ideal daughter-in-law. She makes her follow insensible rituals.
Aastha’s parents come to know about her dysfunctional marriage. She files for a divorce but the Court gives a 6 months delay. During that period, Aastha realizes that Shlok is a good person by heart but the past events in his life have made him arrogant. Both spend time to understand each other and value their marriage.
Meanwhile, Jyoti is pregnant and Abhay comes to know that she will be giving birth to a girl child. That’s when he tries to kill her but Jyoti escapes from home, only to be found unconscious on the road by Siddharth. Siddharth falls in love with her and convinces his mother too and they ultimately marry.
Shrenu Parikh: She plays the role of Aastha Shlok Agnihotri. She is a vivacious and optimistic girl belonging to a liberal family. Shrenu Parikh has been a part of serials Gulaal and Havan too.
Avinash Sachdev: Plays the role of haughty, egoistic Shlok Agnihotri. He is known for his roles in serials like Chhoti bahu as Dev Raj Purohit, Teri Meri Love Stories and Kis Desh Mein Hai Meraa Dil, Khwaish and Karam Apna Apna.The show premiered on 26th August 2013 on Star Plus.
Another version of this story...
This serial is a sequel of “Iss Pyaar ko Kya naam Doon” in short IPKKND which was a big hit. The sequel has new casts and characters with a new plot. The show was launched on 26 August 2013 on Star Plus. It airs Monday to Saturday at 6pm.The show has crossed more than 250 episodes and is very popular among viewers.
Avinash Sachdev is a model turned actor known for his popular role as Dev in the Hindi serial Chotti Bahu.In this show he plays as Shlok a 24-year-old rich boy who works in the family business. He is absolutely devoted to his father. Shlok believes women to be inferior to men. He hates his mother and is bitter due to a tragic past. Shlok speaks very little and rarely smiles.
Shrenu Parikh is a television actress who has won many beauty pageants before. She plays as Aastha a 23 year old middle-class girl. She is sweet, spunky, lively & optimistic. She belongs to a progressive household that considers men & women to be equal. At times, a bit haphazard & disorganized, Aastha has a tendency to tell white lies.
This story is of two distinct individuals, an innocent girl from a liberal family Aastha (Shrenu Parikh) and a handsome businessman Shlok Agnihotiri (Avinash Sachdev) son of Niranjan Agnihotri (
Manish Wadhwa) and Anjali (
Geetanjali Tikekar) who hates women and has turned into a chauvinist due to a tragic past. Niranjan plays a dual personality. He seems to be a calm person who commands respect in society and believes in equality and justice. But what he actually believes that men are kings and women are only meant to serve them. Aastha works in Shlok’s office and the two have contrast and opposing personalities. Aastha believes that men and women are equal. Shlok believes that women are inferior to men. The two also end up having clashes. Shlok gets married to Aastha deceiving her. But as time goes by and opposite poles attract, love blossoms. There are conflicts between them when Shlok starts to get angry at Aastha frequently as he gets blindfolded in the words of his father, Niranjan.
The story with a love-hate drama between the two and several dramatic twists slowly leads to women’s liberation and unraveling the unknown.