Akbar and Jodha continue on their journey. Suddenly Rukaiyaa makes an entry and expresses her desire to join them. Rukaiyaa offers the Nazrana to Baba. Akbar tries to explain to Rukaiyaa the purpose of the journey. He asks Rukaiyaa to dress and behave like a common person if she wants to be part of the journey. Though reluctant Rukaiyaa agrees. Jodha decides to cook meal for the king. Rukaiyaa out of jealousy decides to join in and cook for the king as well. Rukaiyaa feels that the food is not worth offering to the king. But Jodha explains to Rukaiyaa that it is the love that matters. Akbar happily eats the meagre meal offered to him.
Jodha Akbar is a sixteenth century love story about a political marriage of convenience saga between a Mughal emperor, Akbar, and a Rajput princess, Jodhaa. But much more then that it's the marriage of contrasts.