Saraswathi feels relieved that Nageshwari has warmed up to Geetha. However, Nageshwari bribes Mallika to cancel Ram and Geetha’s wedding. She then visits Renuka and promises her that Priya will be Machineni’s daughter-in-law. Although she refers to Priya’s marriage to Shiva, Priya assumes that she will marry Ram and feels elated. Later, Ram confronts Geetha about confiding in her mother that she wants to break the marriage and scolds her.