Jodha Akbar's May 7th episode: Anarkali becomes happy knowing that the Mughal force has won over Iran. She is especially happy for Salim. Zilbahar reminds her that she has no right to think about the prince!
Hamida asks Salima why Jodha decided to get converted all of a sudden. Salima opines that Jodha had no other way out, after seeing the deterioration in Hamida’s health. She feels bad to see that this decision has created a misunderstanding between Akbar and Jodha. Hamida still says that it was Jodha’s fault because she could take this decision earlier to avoid such complexities.
Akbar calls a family meeting where he says that Queen Jodha has brought the biggest insult upon his designation, by violating his order. She has also insulted Islam by thinking of a forced conversion. So, he wants to punish her to set an example before everyone.
Akbar says that he wants to divorce Jodha! Queen Salima protests; she says that it is a crime to divorce a wife without proper reason. Akbar ignores her and leaves the room.
Jodha comes to Akbar and confronts him. She says that she has not done anything wrong by going for the conversion. She did it for the good of the state, with no intention of violating his order. The issue of religion has taken so many lives and created political complexities. The princes have been given and deprived of power overnight and they have been involved in an internal fight.
Jodha continues that she has some responsibilities towards the state being the Mallika-E-Hind. If she cannot execute her power, then why she was given the power at all, questions the Queen. Akbar remains stubborn.
Rukaiya is happy at this tragedy. Jodha comes to her room and recalls her golden days with the Emperor. She thinks she would never give divorce to Akbar till she is alive.