Based on a popular historical legend, Prince Salim has a passionate love affair with a beautiful, sassy commoner.
Shanthanu who was a navy officer pines over a girl whom he loved 15 years ago and had to leave the navy because of his affair with her.Since the girl (Nadira) whom he loved was underage (15 years), both of them agree to wait to show their love is true, to the Nawabi father (Jaffer), who is also Shanthanu's Commanding Officer and Flag officer. Shanthanu lost touch with Nadira for 2 years, his search for her lead him to Kavaratti, Lakshadweep.
Prince Salim, son of Akbar falls in love with Anarkali. Akbar forbids Salim to prolong this affair as he wanted his son to marry a Rajput princess and thereby strengthen communal harmony.
Salim, a young Mughal prince falls for a courtesan named Anarkali but things become complicated after he faces opposition from Emperor Akbar, his father.