'Yeh Dil Aashiqanaa' is a musical love story set against the backdrop of terrorism. It is the story of Karan and Pooja who are studying in the same college in Poona. They meet and fall in love and their romance progresses without any problems until one day while going to her brother's house in Mumbai. Pooja's flight is hijacked by a group of terrorists following the arrest of their leader Ashraf-ul-haq-malik. Ironically this hijack has been engineered by Pooja's brother Vijay Varma who is in league with the terrorist head Akhmash Jalal. Vijay is unaware of the fact that his beloved sister Pooja is on board the same flight. When he realises this, he is unable to do anything as Akhmash forbids him from doing anything that would jeopardies their mission. Karan daringly risks his life and rescues Pooja and the other passengers thus making Akhmash and Vijay his enemies. Akhmash is now out to kill Karan. Vijay refuses the marriage of Pooja and Karan. Pooja runs away with Karan; but they are followed and caught by Akhmash and his men and they are held captive in his den. Akhmash then tries to blackmail the Indian government by demanding the release of his leader Ashraf-ul-haq-malik as ransom for the lives of Karan and Pooja. What happens next? Does the government bow down to a terrorist's demands? Does Karan succeed in getting Pooja out of the hands of the terrorists? Are the lovers reunited?