Saritaji (Rekha) is a widow who loves with her daughter Nimmi (Mahima Chaudhary) and her step daughter Shalu (Preity Zinta). She is an influential widow who has wealth, power and political wisdom. For Saritaji, Shalu is a thorn embedded in her heart. She smothers the quiet Nimmi with her love, while ignoring & undermining poor Shalu. Shalu and Nimmi both are in love with Dev Khanna. Saritaji warns Shalu to be away from Dev (Arjun Rampal) and let him marry Nimmi as she is her step daughter. Shalu agrees because being a step daughter, she loves Sarita dearly. But will, Dev also agree to this?