This film is based on historical love story in the time of Mughal dynasty. It is the love story of Anarkali (Bina Roy) and Salim (Pradeep Kumar). Anarkali is a famous singer and dancer. She fell in love with the soldier Salim, who eventually turns out to be the Prince of Mughal Emperor, the son of Jallaludin Akbar (Mughal Emperor) and Maharani Jodha. Akbar Badshah offered the her the name Anarkali. Her original name was Nadira. Shahenshah Akbar does not accept the love between Prince and a Royal Dancer. He gets furious and anounces the punishment of death sentence to both Anarkali and Salim. Raja Mansingh the Royal diplomat and soldier defends Salim. But Anarkali has something even more worse written in her destiny.