Sujata is furious to learn that Shyama has prepared the food for the post-wedding ritual. Sujata considers Shyama’s deed a bad omen and rebukes her. However, Nikhil comes to Shyama’s rescue. When Rukmini also criticises Shyama, Basanta defends the latter. Shyama and Nikhil’s post-wedding rituals take place, and Shyama touches Nikhil’s feet as a sign of respect. Basanta is informed by Dadamashai through a phone call that the latter will not be able to attend the wedding reception.