Tonight's episode of "Anupamaa" starts off with Anupama (Rupali Ganguly) telling Anuj (Gaurav Khanna) about how she wanted to tell him about the photo but was not able to, which may be because God wanted Anuj to know the truth on this special day. She recited the story of how the photo unintentionally tagged along with her while she was going to an orphanage. She explains how the photo ended up in front of Sushma, who confirmed that the person in the picture was Anuj. Anupama provides evidence, including Anuj's birth certificate, a certificate with Malti Devi's name, and a donation receipt to an orphanage.
A rollercoaster of emotions:
Anuj is left in shock, realizing that Malti Devi is his mother. Various family members share their reactions, with Choti expressing joy at the prospect of having a grandmother. Anupama is unsure of Malti Devi's feelings in this emotional moment. Anuj acknowledges the role of destiny in reuniting mother and son, but he struggles to accept Malti Devi. He becomes emotionally charged, rejecting her attempt to call him her son and expressing his deep-seated resentment for her abandonment. Anuj vents his frustration, revealing his long-standing irritation and emotional wounds caused by Malti Devi's absence. He believes that a mother's role extends beyond giving birth and accuses her of being a stranger who abandoned him. Anuj demands an explanation for her actions while the family tries to mediate.
Anuj refuses to accept Malti Devi:
Despite the family's attempts to console Anuj and suggest there might be reasons for Malti Devi's actions, he questions if she can truly be considered his mother, citing Anupama's exemplary motherhood as a stark contrast. Anuj's pain intensifies as he questions why she gave birth to him if she had no intention of fulfilling her maternal responsibilities. Anuj reflects on his difficult childhood in the orphanage, marked by a lack of love and family bonds. Anupama comforts him, and Choti provides solace through a hug. Anuj concludes that the documents are just pieces of paper and refuses to accept Malti Devi as his mother.
In the precap, Anupama takes a stand in support of Anuj, while he adamantly refuses to share the house with Malti Devi, leaving everyone stunned.