Jodha Akbar's May 8th episode: The whole city of Agra talks about Akbar’s decision of divorce. They find it tough to imagine that Akbar could ever think of divorcing his dearest wife Jodha! The Princes come back to the city.
Akbar gives accolades to his brave children in the Royal court, for their wonderful performance in the battle. He is glad to declare that from now on no one would dare interfere in the matters of Hindusthan! He declares that Salim will get back his position of the Crown Prince very soon!
Salim meets Anarkali and tells her to confess her love, as she is avoiding it for a long time. Anarkali recalls Zilbahar’s warning that she has no right to love the Crown Prince. Still, she cannot prevent herself from confessing her love!
Salim becomes excited. He says that he will talk with his parents regarding this issue. She asks whether his parents would be able to think over this, while they are torn apart by their own troubles. Salim comes to know that his father has thought of divorcing his mother.
Salim confronts Akbar. He asks how Akbar can think of divorcing his wife, who has supported him in all situations. He declares that he would refuse his post of the Crown Prince if the Emperor divorces Jodha. Man Singh also tells Akbar that he would leave the city with Jodha, if Jodha and Akbar get divorced.
Abul Fazal tells Hamida that it would be a painful chapter of the Mughal history if the Emperor divorces his wife. But ignoring all criticism, Akbar proceeds for the rituals of divorce. The Moulavi starts the process and asks about Jodha’s alimony. Jodha says that she would like to take a big amount of compensation!