(Akshaye Khanna) comes to visit India with his wealthy father Jagmohan Mehta
(Amrish Puri), his aunt and uncle, and his father's employees. In Chamba he
meets Mansi (Aishwarya Rai), the beautiful daughter of a spiritual singer
named Tara Babu (Alok Nath); Jagmohan Mehta owns the Mehta & Mehta group
and is into investing in Chamba; their families meet, and Jagmohan and Tara
Babu become acquainted and friendly toward each other.
and Mansi fall in love, but when Jagmohan learns of this he packs the family
up and moves them to their house in Mumbai, with the excuse that Mansi and
her father are of low social status. However, he is nice to Tara Babu's face
and invites him to come and stay with him in Mumbai if he, Tara Babu, ever
happens to be visiting there. Mansi is distressed by Manav's departure but he
assures her that he will not abandon her and that everything will be fine.
She gives Manav his scarf which she modified, making it say
"Manavsi", a juxtaposition of their names.
Tara Babu learns of Manav and Mansi's affair he is at first angry but soon
agrees to travel to Mumbai to visit his cousin Prabha, who is a news
reporter, and to meet Manav's family. They are insulted by Jagmohan's
sister-in-law, brother, and the employees and endure hostile treatment. They
are forced to wait outside for 9 hours before being invited into the house.
When Jagmohan finally arrives at the scene, he too insults Tara Babu, which
results in Tara Babu slapping him across the face. Manav also arrives, and he
rudely reprimands Tara Babu as well. Meanwhile Mansi, after witnessing Manav
shout at her father, makes it clear to Manav that she wants nothing to do
with him any more. She and her father then leave the Mehta household deeply
soon meets Vikrant Kapoor (Anil Kapoor), a successful and famous music
producer/director, who happens to be a fan of Tara Babu's work. With the
encouragement of Prabha, she signs a three-year contract with Vikrant, and
Mansi performs dance numbers and remixes of Tara Babu's songs as well as some
of Vikrant's productions. She wins awards and becomes a sensation in India.
In the meantime Vikrant starts to fall in love with Mansi.
are further complicated when Manav arrives to apologise to Mansi for what he
and his family did, and she rejects him out of grief for how he treated her
father. However, he tells her that he knows she still loves him, and that he
will wait for her. Vikrant learns of what happened between Manav and Mansi,
but he chooses to ignore it. He has a few encounters with Manav but takes
proposes to Mansi soon afterwards, and her father and aunt encourage her to
accept it, with the hope that it will help her forget Manav. She accepts the
proposal even though she is not in love with Vikrant. After winning an
International MTV Award in Canada, she comes back to India to prepare for the
marriage. In the meantime Jagmohan and Tara Babu patch things up after
Jagmohan realises his mistake.
the day of the marriage, Manav arrives and tells Mansi that by marrying
Vikrant when she loves Manav she is deceiving both him and herself, and that
marriage is not a contract but a union of two souls; he reminds her that he
loves her and will never stop waiting for her. Jagmohan also comes to the
wedding with Manav and Tara Babu. Vikrant soon realises, after seeing Mansi's
reaction on seeing Manav, that she loves Manav. He assures her that the three
of them can still be friends, and urges her to run to Manav. Jagmohan and
Tara Babu give their blessings, and Manav and Mansi embrace.
of the last scenes shows everyone taking a family picture at the Mehta
household after the wedding