That is what this track is, it seems.
From "Jannat's" promise to her fake father-in-law a week ago, the show gave the first strong hint that there would be an EMA (Extramarital Affair) track between Sanam/Jannat and Aahil. The past week SaHil meetings and interactions and the promo have only greater strengthened the scope of an EMA track between SaHil.
Note, the key point here is that it's an EMA track between SaHil, and NOT a triangle. It's a track wherein the love story of the leads are within the frameworks of EMA.
We have already seen the beginning developments for Sanam/Jannat. She is drawn to this stranger, this man who is not her husband and can't take her eyes off him. She feels drawn to this man and feels a pull to him, one which she doesn't feel for her "husband." And as time goes on, she will realize more and more how unfulfilled and unhappy she is with her "husband," and how she feels everything and more with this stranger--a man with a wife while she has a husband.
On Aahil's end, we see the sparks hit him but for him it is muted. He feels something, but he is not really aware of it when it comes to the veiled woman. He's felt Sanam's presence at times and other times he's had some feeling, but he has not connected these feelings to the veiled stranger. Things such as drinking her HP traditional drink and smelling her scent on the scarf--he has not connected those to Sanam. They are devices to show that he has some kind of slight awareness, as well as a pull and draw to this woman--but in a much more muted manner. However, the full force will come when he sees this woman's face. It is the face of the woman he loves but is missing. Now this can go a few ways, but if I have to guess I would guess that he cannot shake off the feeling that she's Sanam even though everything logical (Jannat, Shaad's continued lies) is telling him she's another woman. So he too cannot help being drawn and pulled to this woman, despite her marital status and logic (Shaad) telling him she's not his Sanam.
I believe there's a chance that he may try to keep away and try to believe she's not Sanam; but the more he tries to stay away and believe otherwise the more he feels the pull and draw, and the more he feels the pull and draw the more he feels convinced she's his Sanam.
But Jannat is aware of this. Either right away, or she becomes aware of the fact that this man believes her to be his beloved wife. Logic conflicts with her desires, feelings and emotions--and her conflicting and maddening feelings are compounded further by fact that she's drawn to an insane situation where the man has ramblings delusions of her being his missing love. Since she has no reason to distrust Shaad, facts will tell her that indeed this man is delusional and mistaking her to be his beloved wife. But EVEN SO, despite that, she cannot help her feelings of attraction and continued emotional connect, which will only get stronger and stronger rather than diminish. And this is why she was privy to the shoe-shop conversation between Aahil and Sanam2. Not only to be aware of their dynamics, but also to be aware that this is a man who cannot get over his beloved even when others have been telling him it's time to move on.
So this is dynamic we have: that of a man and woman drawn to other married people--the woman feeling guilty towards her "husband" and the man's wife; the man feeling guilty towards the woman's "husband" while feeling strongly in his guts and heart that this woman is his missing, beloved wife; the woman who logically should know the man is wrong in his belief of her identity, but can't help but feel and want him to be right; and both wondering if they not delusional and playing with fire. This is what Sanam's line implies in the promo with the words "vehem" and "gustaakhi."
Now comes the matter of Shaad. Again, this is not a triangle. This is a love story between the two leads. And Shaad is necessary to keep this the EMA set up to this track. He *will* be a negative to SaHil. Because there is no way this lie can continue without his continued and deliberate decisions and actions to hide the truth about Jannat's false identity and their non-marriage. However, this doesn't mean a psycho villain like Faiz. Instead, it would best that it is shown clearly that this man has bought into his lies and delusion. He will try and justify his actions just as any mentally unstable person would. But the key is that when he justifies his actions, it should come through that it's due to his own delusions and wrong thinking. He has no right to make these decisions. Just because he will try to justify them as for the best of "Jannat" or himself, it doesn't make him right. He is clearly in the wrong. And in a way, these actions *will* have to be shown as wrong, because soon his continuous and deliberate lies will be acting as a negative to SaHil--who are the main story, the lead story, the lead couple. And with him being a negative in their story, it goes that his wrong actions would indeed have to be portrayed as wrong. And when things are revealed, Shaad should be taken to task for his continuous deception and lies. Aahil and Sanam should be shown reacting to him and blasting him for his actons.
This has always been my gripe with Shaad. I said from early on he was delusional and has bought into his own lies. Their "love-story" was shown from his perspective, not hers. When the snake bite happened, I then took it further and said he is somewhat mentally imbalanced. And I stick to both of these. My biggest issue is that his lies and deception be shown as what they are, and should not be brushed over and forgiven so easily.
I would also hope that Jannat takes a leap of faith and goes to Aahil before knowing for sure that she's indeed the Sanam he believes she is. By this time everything within him is telling Aahil she is his Sanam, but he still has no way to be sure. That chance that he's wrong is there, but his heart, soul, mind and body tells him she's his Sanam. Jannat finally one day cannot take it and goes to him in a leap of faith. She throws caution to the wind. But despite his earlier declaration that he knows how to make her remember him, being with him doesn't bring back her memory. Except what it does is make him sure without any doubt that it's indeed his Sanam. And Jannat in her heart, body and soul believes and knows that this is the man she belongs with, and believes him because she feels and knows it's true.
Go all in, Gul. Go for it! Audience is craving for such a story and will eat it up.
Back when I thought it was a triangle, I lamented at the fact that the woman was not given #HerChoice, due to the fear of making the woman less than perfect. I blasted the fact Sanam was not allowed a choice in her situation. I wanted it that she was an aware participant of a pretend-marriage, and for her have developed some feelings for her pretend-husband Shaad, while being fully aware of her amnesiac situation and pretend-marriage situation. But now I see this is not a triangle. Was never meant to be. So my hope is that we see Sanam be allowed be allowed to make #HerChoice rather than be tied down in the same way serial heroines and leads are--self-sacrificing, stuck to a promise and never allowed to pursue and decide otherwise..
However scandalous the route show wants to take, is up to them. But I do hope that at least one thing that will happen is that we see Jannat making #HerChoice and I want it to be the choice she makes from her own heart and feelings. We know the end choice and result is Aahil and SaHil. But I want her to make that choice and choose Aahil due to her heart, feelings, and what she innately senses. I want her to choose Aahil even before her memories come back, and even before her having definite, logical proof that her identity as Jannat is a lie. She should break free from the promise taken by her fake father-in-law (one who would've never taken such a promise from her had he known the truth), and follow her heart and feelings. I want to see for once a woman taking a decision that is about herself and not be held to others's standards, promises and heavy nooses around the neck.