Nageshwari tells Ram to take a stand for himself and not marry Geetha. She adds that he must stand up to Srinivas. Later, when Mallika pampers Geetha, she and Bhaskar are left stunned. Bhaskar advises Geetha to remain cautious about Mallika’s demands in the future. Meanwhile, Ram tells Srinivas that he will not sacrifice his life and marry Geetha. When Srinivas tries to convince him otherwise, Nageshwari speaks up for Ram. Hurt, Srinivas suffers a heart attack.