In Kumkum Bhagya, Abhi and Bulbul's families are busy with Bulbul-Purab's engagement preparations. Instead of being happy, the couple is seen tensed. Although the common reason of worry was Pragya, there was another reason that worried Bulbul...
Bulbul comes across corporator guy - Neel, who was in love with him. Neel saves Bulbul from the guy who was about to throw acid on her. He holds Bulbul's hand and asks if she is fine. When Bulbul resists and wants to leave, Neel says she is in danger and won't let her go.
This makes Bulbul tensed and call Pragya (Sriti Jha). She narrates the story to her, who says will speak to Abhi (Shabbir Ahluwalia) and make sure everything would be okay.
Alia, Tanu and Mital are caught by Neel, who says won't leave them as they were harming his love Bulbul. Neel says Bulbul is his life and can't see in any trouble. Tanu and Alia takes advantage of this and tell him that Bulbul is getting engaged to Purab, who is Alia's love. They plan kidnapping Bulbul prior to engagement.
On the other side, Purab is seen tensed as he can't reach Bulbul through phone. He then makes a call to Pragya and asks her about Bulbul's whereabouts. Pragya says she hasn't spoken to her, so she doesn't know. She makes sure that she would call him ones she speaks to her. She even says that she would meet Bulbul as she has to go to give the engagement ring after pooja to dadi.
Purab is seen relaxed after this, but is still worried as Pragya says she hasn't proposed to Abhi yet. Bulbul is also upset for the same reason. Purbi tries to help Bulbul get ready for the engagement but Bulbul's wrong mood makes her feel annoyed and she leaves the room.
Bulbul says her mother that she was missing Di (Pragya) as she was there in every occasion and they used to help each other. Her mother offers her help for getting ready.
What is to be known is Neel's relation with Bulbul? Why does he say Bulbul can't ditch him, when Alia says she is getting married to Purab? What is their love story?