Jodha Akbar December 25th episode: Jodha invites Salim to have lunch with his maternal relatives. Salim refuses. He insists on having lunch with his soldier friends. Jodha argues with him. Akbar intervenes. He permits Salim to do as he wishes. After Salim leaves with a smiling face, Jodha smiles at Birbal who was watching everything from a distance.
After having a sumptuous meal, Salim insists on horse riding. Qutub says that Jodha wants Salim to meet princesses who are dying to see him. Salim says that he does not want to meet them as they are interested in the Emperor of India, not in Salim the person. He would like a girl who will accept him as a common man.
Salim and his friend go out for horse riding. Suddenly Salim’s horse starts behaving abnormal, as it sniffs the presence of wild animals in the nearby area. He tries to control the horse. Anarkali was passing by. She sees the horse and tries to cross the area cautiously. But the horse hits her and she falls in mud.
Salim gets down and comes to her. He apologizes and stretches his hand for help. Anarkali hold his hand and gets up. He politely requests her to forgive the innocent animal. She humbly forgives him.
He insists on clearing the mud from her face. After he clears the face, her beauty charms him. She is also charmed by the gentle behavior of the young handsome boy. They leave each other, with a secret desire of meeting again!