Tonight's episode of Pandya Store begins with the Dahi Handi competition while Suman (Krutika Desai) and her family arrive, and the host welcomes the chief guest, Amrish Makhwana, and his family. Amrish greets Suman, and he's asked to light the diya, cut the ribbon, and start the event.
Natasha and Dhawal's face off:
Meanwhile, Amba and another lady talk, and Amba taunts the lady. She asks Suman about Natasha's (Priyanshi Yadav) whereabouts. Suman assures that Natasha will be coming. The host introduces the first group, which surprises everyone by announcing Natasha as Natasha Makhwana. Amrish and his family are shocked. Natasha begins playing the dhol, and Dhawal enters dancing.
Amresh's praise for Natasha:
Suman notices Amrish and Amba's upset expressions and reminds herself that Natasha shouldn't show too much excitement in front of her in-laws. Dhawal and Natasha see each other, and tensions rise. Amba expresses her concern about Natasha's behavior, but Amrish advises against creating drama and suggests they talk at home. Natasha is surprised to see Dhawal's family in the audience. They exchange waves and complain about not being informed earlier. The event starts, and Amrish is asked to say something about his new daughter-in-law. He praises Natasha for her courage in participating and calls it a sign of progressive thinking and women's power.
Amrish's praise surprises everyone, and Natasha jokingly advises Dhawal to learn from Amrish. Bhaven and Pranali discuss how Amrish seems to be favoring Natasha, and then Bhaven's private comment about running Natasha as they want accidentally gets broadcast over the mic, shocking everyone. Amrish takes the mic to clarify that Natasha is their daughter-in-law, and the competition should be fair. He supports Natasha, causing mixed reactions in the family. Amba scolds Natasha for what's happening.
In the precap of Pandya Store, Amba continues to express her disapproval, and Natasha defends her actions, questioning Amba's narrow thinking.