Yeh Hai Mohabbatein 31st January written Episode: Mr Bhalla declares that there will be a lottery to decide the customs and rituals of the marriage. It is decided that the marriage will follow South Indian rituals. Ishita’s family declares that there will be no non-veg and no alcohol in the ceremonies.
Relatives start arriving in both the families. It is decided that the engagement program will start from 4 AM. Bandita and Mihika try to keep Ishita happy, but for no result. Ishita thinks that this marriage is just a deal, an understanding—love will never be there.
Raman is determined to prove that Mihir is innocent in the cyber-crime case. He meets Mihir in jail and spends some time with him before the marriage. Romi understands that Raman will soon find out the actual culprit. He gives money to his friend and tells him to surrender in the police station and let Mihir come out.
Ashok and Shagun doubt that Ishita is playing a double game. They think that though she behaves friendly with them, she is favouring Raman in the custody case. They remember the fact that Raman and Ishita were in the same hotel, when they were to meet their future partners. Shagun decides that she will visit Ishita’s place in the context of asking about her new relationship.
At the night before the engagement Ruhi calls Raman up as she misses him. She tells Raman to meet her. Under the effect of alcohol, Raman decides to meet her at that very night. He visits Ashok’s place with a bottle of hard drink in his hand. Ashok insults him and says that he is still in love with Shagun.