Do you remember the episode when Adi was crying (literally crying) to his aunt & said something like - will I ever become the good son that my mom wants ? (Excuse the translation I do not speak Hindi & didn't want to make a mistake). He is psychologically damaged. Not just by his parents failed marriage but also because he thinks Avantika has sacrificed her life for him (not true but that's what he feels)
He is never going to go against his mom. He is in complete denial about his feelings for Pankhuri and is cloaking it as friendship. He will need a very rude awakening...something like Pankhuri disappearing from his life ... hmmm waiting for that day.