Commencing the semi-final round, the judge announces the task to the contestants. The Jamkhedkars get shocked after hearing the task, as Shubham will have to cook the non-vegetarian food. Considering his principles and being a pure vegetarian, Shubham refuses to cook chicken.
Now, in today’s Phulala Sugandha Maaticha episode, Kirti takes Shubham to the side, as the judge gives Shubham 10 minutes to think about his decision. Meanwhile, Jiji Akka thinks that it’s her fault that has got Shubham into trouble. Shubham tells everyone that he won’t go against his principles for a competition. Kirti tries to tell him that the judges can’t change their rules for one contestant. But Jiji Akka and Bhau support Shubham’s decision. Then judge tries to make him realize that his decision can affect his career as a chef. But standing his ground, Shubham sticks to his decision to quit the competition. He apologizes to his family for not being able to complete their expectations. But Kirti tells him that they are with him regardless of what decision he makes.
Shubham’s time gets up and the judge asks for his final decision. Sticking to his principle Shubham makes it final that he wants to quit the competition. The judge tells him that it won’t be easy to quit the competition, as he has made a contract with IBC that can get him sued. But Shubham stands his ground saying that he’ll take whatever punishment the IBC gives to him but won’t change his decision.
Back in Maharashtra, everyone is in support of Shubham except for Tushar. Seeing Shubham getting disqualified, everyone goes back to their work while Sonali talks with Vikram about her doubts regarding Rajkumar. Meanwhile, Rajkumar sees Bhingri with his trunk and gets angry at her. Then he apologies to her for being mean, seeing that she was just helping. Asking her to leave, Rajkumar checks his trunk and finds out that his passport and money are gone.
Back at the competition, Shubham leaves the competition as the judge disqualified him for breaking the rules. While asking him to leave, the judge asks Shubham to submit his apron and cap. Controlling his emotions, Shubham removes his cap and apron, as everyone clearly sees his sad feelings while he does that.
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