The Married Woman S01E09, Astha’s mother visits Hemant’s place to celebrate their 11th wedding anniversary. Babbo taunts Sunita over Astha’s actions. Peeplika shows up at the celebration, when Babbo catches Astha and Peeplika getting intimate with each other.
Hemant suspects Astha of cheating and is unhappy about her sudden disappearance. Astha tries to put her side upon her return. Peeplika wants Astha to meet her friends. After this, Astha goes for meeting Mudassar but things go south when the riots break out again.
The ongoing riots have made the government to put the city under curfew. Astha still manages to meet Peeplika who invites her to a relief camp. Hemant realizes that Astha has been lying to him about her plans till now.
In The Married Woman S01E05, Astha is confused about how she feels for Peeplika. When Peeplika arrives at Astha’s home for Timsi and Mudassar’s wedding, she confronts Astha about her feelings. Astha denies, but Peeplika encourages her to embrace her true self.
Timsi and Mudassar show up at her parent’s house, unexpectedly. Hemant is angry and calls up Mudassar’s parents to speak about the situation. Astha calls Peeplika to help resolve the matter between the families.