Bhagya Lakshmi 22nd February 2023 Written Episode, Written Update – Rishi smells a paper flower and describes it as having the fragrance of emotions, understanding, pure relation, and heart-to-heart connection. He also senses a different kind of smell, which he identifies as Lakshmi’s anger and fights, but says that there is love in it. Neelam asks Karishma about the party arrangements and confirms that all guests have been invited. Karishma assures Neelam that Malishka has taken up the responsibility and that everything will be fine without any drama. Neelam says that Malishka will make the party memorable for Rishi. The paper flower symbolizes the emotional connection between Rishi and Lakshmi.
Rano makes green tea but realizes she has to get it from her neighbor because Rahu and Ketu didn’t give her any. Shalu tells Rano that there is a lizard on the sofa, causing Rano to jump and drop her cup. Rano takes a bad word for the lizard. Bani says that relatives can also be bad, and Shalu asks if Rano called her a lizard. Shalu tells them that Ayush has invited them to a party where Neelam aunty will announce Rishi and Malishka’s marriage, but Bani gets worried. Shalu tells Bani to stay positive and says that they will unite eventually, even if Chachi had not fixed Lakshmi’s marriage with Balwinder.
Rishi asks Lakshmi to give him a towel, but Lakshmi hesitates to go to his room as she thinks she has no right on him now. Malishka comes and teases Rishi, asking him to promise that he will give her whatever she asks for. Rishi promises Malishka, and she gives him a towel while thinking about how she will make him forget his towel after their marriage. Rishi slips and falls on the bed with Malishka. Lakshmi tries to leave, but Malishka stops her and asks her to become a witness. Malishka tells Rishi that he promised to give her anything she asks for, and she thinks about what to ask for.
Ayush bumps into Karishma and questions why Malishka was given the responsibility of the party, instead of an elder daughter. Karishma defends Malishka and explains that the party is for her as she is their daughter-in-law. Ayush gets angry and expresses his disappointment that Lakshmi and Rishi won’t be together at the party. Karishma tells Ayush not to insult Lakshmi by calling her an elder daughter and mentions that Lakshmi’s level is very high. Ayush imagines a scenario where he would have beaten Malishka if she were a guy, feeling frustrated about the situation. The conversation shows tension between family members regarding the party arrangements and the romantic relationships between some of the characters.
Dadi refuses to drink juice and reveals that Neelam is going to announce something. Virender believes that it’s God’s will and they cannot do injustice with Malishka nor let Lakshmi’s sacrifice go to waste. He suggests accepting the situation and asks Dadi to drink her juice.
Rishi asks Malishka to tell him what she wants, and asks if she will take all day. Malishka then reveals that she wants Rishi to express his love for her by kissing her in front of everyone, as a way to prove his love and stamp their relationship. Rishi is taken aback by her request and says he can’t do that, as he has already expressed his love for her many times before, and he is not comfortable kissing her in front of everyone. Malishka reminds him that he promised her anything she asked for, and asks Lakshmi to support her.
Malishka insists that Rishi fulfill his promise of giving her anything she asks for. She wants him to kiss her in front of everyone to prove his love. Rishi hesitates and tells her that he has already expressed his love for her many times and kissing in public makes him uncomfortable. Malishka continues to pressure him, even bringing Lakshmi into the conversation to support her request. Meanwhile, Kiran receives a call from Neelam who apologizes for their past misunderstandings and invites her and Abhay to their house for the announcement of Malishka and Rishi’s marriage. Kiran happily agrees, praying for her daughter’s happiness. Rishi, on the other hand, refuses to kiss Malishka in public, causing tension between them.
Balwinder sees Kamli wiping the floor with a wet cloth and wonders why he romanced with her. Balwinder receives a call from Sonal and threatens Kamli to leave while she drops her phone in a water bucket. Sonal calls Balwinder thinking he might have died but he answers injured and angry. Balwinder expresses his desire to burn people’s houses and his concern for Malishka’s interests. Sonal informs Balwinder about Rishi’s Valentine’s Day party and provokes him to take action. Balwinder thanks Sonal for the information and plans to attend the party. Sonal regrets giving information to Balwinder and wonders what he will do next.
Rishi tells Malishka that kissing is a private matter and he cannot do it in front of everyone. Malishka insists on having a grand and memorable public kiss, citing it as a common ritual for married couples. Rishi reminds Malishka that they are not yet married. Malishka expresses her hurt over seeing Rishi with his ex-wife and reminds him of his promise to get Lakshmi married. Malishka demands that Rishi fulfill his promise to his ex-wife as well as his promise to her.
Malishka informs Rishi that she will wait for a public kiss. Rishi asks Lakshmi if he can kiss her in front of everyone, questioning the appropriateness of the situation. Ayush expresses his trust in God and fate. Lakshmi finds a letter from Rishi inviting her to the party and asking her to wear a specific dress. Balwinder warns Lakshmi that the “real devil” is coming. At the party, someone announces Rishi and Lakshmi’s arrival as a couple. Everyone turns to look at them.
Update Credit: Aishwarya