Ali Quli is introduced to Akbar by Khan-i-Khanan in court. Akbar rewards him with a handsome mansab for saving Khan-i-Khanan’s life. Hoshiyaar Khan, on Jagat’s behest, spreads vicious rumours about Nisa and Salim. When Jagat meets Man Bai, she tells her that together they should try to end Salim’s affair with Nisa. Man Bai has come to terms with the fact that her husband will take other wives. She is not interested in scheming against Nisa. Nisa gets wind of the rumours circulating about her and meets Salim one last time to end the affair as it is hurting her reputation. Salim reassures her he has every intention to marry her.