A supernatural love story about a beautiful girl named Lachchi (Rani Mukherjee) who was married to a man only interested in making money.
A ghost (Shahrukh Khan) sees her and immediately falls madly in love with her. On the wedding night itself, the husband leaves home for five long years on account of his business. The ghost takes on the husband's appearance and enters her life.
Paheli is the dilemma of the girl who has to choose between the ghost's eternal love and her husband's insensitive absence.