Jodha Akbar's March 31st episode: Akbar tells the ambassadors of Shah Iran that he will never compel his queen to change her religion. The ambassadors say that the people of the state would not be allowed for Haj and Umrah in that case and the Mughal kingdom will get no aid from Iran in time of crisis.
Akbar boldly says that he cannot accept the proposal. He has made his kingdom by his own hard work and courage; so he is not bound to obey anyone’s order. The Mughal priest tells him not to take such hasty decision. The messengers also tell Akbar to consult his confidants before giving his reply.
Akbar hides this matter from Jodha and Salim in the fear that it can hurt them. He shares the problem with Hamida. He calls a meeting to discuss the issue with his officers. The Mughal priest says he has found no solution so that the emperor can sort out the issue without changing his views.
The Hindu and the Muslim officers keep arguing among themselves, but find no way out. Akbar spends sleepless night with this tension. Jodha insists on knowing the problem. Akbar is compelled to tell her that Salim’s identity is in crisis. Haider and his uncle come to know about the problem and think that they will take advantage of the situation.
Anarkali tells her friend Sakina that her opinion about Prince Salim is changed. She has come to know that Salim is a kind and honest human being. Sakina says that she must tell it to Salim, so that he feels relieved. Anarkali stops behaving rudely with Salim.