In the last episode we saw that Jodha begum gave birth to twin sons. Ruquiya begum was the one who helped Jodha begum during her delivery time. We also saw that Jalal appointed a Hindu from the folks. Today’s episode starts with Jodha Akbar performing veneration at Durga temple where she finds a lady committing suicide. Jodha goes to the rescue with Maan Singh and troops. Maan Singh enters the room and saves the lady from the fire where she was committing suicide. Jodha begum blames the lady for making a crime of suicide. But the lady explains that they are having a lot of debt as Hindus are levied taxes else they are punished. Jodha begum feels very sad and guilty for the situation the people in Agra are suffering from due to the taxes levied on them. Maan Singh asks Jodha begum to stay away from the state affairs but Jodha begum gets angry as she feels very sad to know that Hindus are forced change their religion on not being able to pay the taxes. She decides to give justice to such people in Agra.She consoles the lady and goes back to Mahal.
Meanwhile, Tansen and Mahesh Das have an argument as Tansen doesn’t want Mahesh Das to stay in Agra and irritate him. On the other hand, Jodha begum informs Jalal about the incidence happened when she had gone for Durga pooja. But Ruquiya begum fights with Jodha begum on that topic. Jalal tells Jodha begum that he will have a word with Todarmal and then he will arrive at a decision. But Ruquiya begum tries to change Jalal’s mind as she doesn’t want the jurisdiction to be changed for Hindus. In the next scene, Mahesh Das comes to meet Jalal but the troops stop him saying that they have no information about Jalal calling Mahesh Das. So the troops go to check with Todarmal, by that time Mahesh Das listens to the conversation between Jalal, Jodha begum and Ruquiya begum. Later Jalal discusses with Todarmal and other important people about the issue of levying taxes. Todarmal and Sharifuddin explain Jalal about the income Mughal reign gets from the taxes. So he agrees with them. Meanwhile, Jodha begum along with all the Hindu servants stands in a queue.
Todarmal asks her about it. Jodha begum expresses her willingness to pay the taxes being Hindu. Ruquiya begum comes there. She sees Jodha begum standing in a queue for paying taxes. She tries to explain about the importance of taxes for Mughal reign. But Jodha begum is stubborn on paying taxes being Hindu. By that time Jalal arrives there. Jodha begum asks Jalal to release the husband of the poor lady who tried to commit suicide. Jalal agrees for the same. Later three of them again discuss about the issue of levying taxes. Jalal explains Jodha begum that if she pays taxes then it will be a humiliation for him. But Jodha begum still offers the taxes and asks him to accept it. So Jalal also declares that he will not make any changes in the jurisdiction and accepts the taxes paid by Jodha begum. He still asks Jodha not to be stubborn on the issue. Later Jodha begum tells Moti about it. As soon as they come out, Mahesh Das comes to meet Jodha begum. He assures her not to worry as the issue will be solved from her side. Jodha begum wonders about it.
Meanwhile, Jalal discusses about other issues in a meeting with Maan Singh, Todarmal. By that time Mahesh Das enters there apologizing for coming late for the meeting. He inform Jalal about some Hindus who have gathered who are ready to convert into Islam religion. Jalal goes to meet those people but he gets shocked to see thousands of people waiting for him outside. He asks Todarmalto check the exact issue. Jalal wonders about the same. Mahesh Das smartly explains about the jurisdiction is forcing people to convert their religion as it is not accepted by Allah. Jalal thinks about it overnight. Mahesh Das again arrives there. He makes Jalal realise that he himself knows that all the religions should be treated equal. But Jalal finds it difficult to arrive at a decision. Mahesh Das asks Jalal to call a Deewan-A-Khaas as he has a solution for it. So Jalal calls for a Deewan-A-Khaas to have the discussion about the same issue. Ruquiya begum gets angry as Jalal again starts the discussion even he has already decided about it. Jodha begum also expresses her willingness to pay taxes for her kids.
Ruquiya begum opposes for the same but Jalal explains her smartly which makes Ruquiya begum understands that converting to Islam forcefully for not paying taxes is not good. This makes Jalal relaxed as he could make Ruquiya begum accept that levying taxes on Hindus is injustice with them. So he announces that no Hindu will pay tax and Muslims and Hindus will be treated equally. This makes Jodha begum (Paridhi Sharma) and rest happy. Jalal is happy to have Mahesh Das in his reign. Qazis still oppose his decision. But Mahesh Das smartly pacifies them too explaining the religions. He also explains about the savings that can be done with less expenses. So Jalal is happy with his decision which makes justice with the Hindus. Later, Jodha begum makes her babies sleep. She seems to be very happy. Jalal enters her room. She expresses gratitude towards Jalal for his decision. She shares about the idea Mahesh Das implemented to help Jalal take the right decision. After a while, Jalal gets jealous as she keeps on praises Mahesh Das. Jodha begum pacifies him. Both of them look at their babies. They are so contended to have two cute little masters in their life.
One of the babies starts crying a lot. Jodha makes the baby get calm. On the other hand, Mahesh Das’s wife is happy to have a big house and nice clothes gifted by Emperor. Mahesh shares about his idea implemented to solve the taxes issue. Next day morning, Ruquiya begum comes to meet Hameeda begum. She expresses the agreement about adopting Jodha begum’s baby. Hameeda begum asks her to be patient as the babies are born premature. But Ruquiya begum wants to adopt the baby as soon as possible before the baby starts identifying Jodha as his mother. Jalal listens to their conversation. He gets upset and goes to meet Jodha begum. On the other hand, Ruquiya begum explains her side of hurrying to adopt the baby. Meanwhile, Jalal reminds Jodha begum that one of her baby is to be given to Ruquiya begum. Jodha begum gets emotional with that. Jalal consoles her. By that time Ruquiya begum arrives there. Jodha begum pretends that she is very happy and waiting for Ruquiya begum. Jodha begum adores the baby she is supposed to hand over to Ruquiya begum. She gets very emotional but hands over the baby to Ruquiya begum.
Ruquiya begum gets very happy to have the baby in her hand. But Jalal is upset as it is difficult for Jodha begum to stay away from her baby. What will be Ruquiya begum’s next step for her baby? Stay tuned to Bollywoodlife for more updates of the show.
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