The competition has started. Shubham is in the danger zone. Kirti tells him he has to taste the recipe in front of him and correct it. The moment his time limit starts, Shubham starts tasting the dish. The other competitors are also working on their dishes. Shubham is quick to take corrective actions.
Lilly and her husband discuss what happens in the competition. She says all five are undeserving and should be eliminated out of the competition. Lilly's husband believes this is the toughest round, it will really test the player. He even wonders how versatile one has to be in order to be able to rectify unknown dishes. Lilly on the other hand says he is a gavthi (uneducated rural) man who doesn't deserve a chef cap as per international standards. She calls him a zero.
With little time on his hands, Shubham is nervously preparing his dish. The finalist before him faces strong criticism. This makes Shubham more nervous. Jiji Akka and Daulat Rao also worry for Shubham. He looks at Kirti for strength and keeps his focus on his dish.
The next contestant has to hurriedly serve his dish and ends up pleasing the judges. Shubham gets more nervous at this stage. His time is almost up. He seems to freeze up in his place. No one understands why. In the last 30 seconds, he attempts to dish his plate. Nervous, he freezes in the moment. He has to carry the pan to the judges.
Disgusted by the taste, the judge screams at Shubham. He insults Shubham and asks him to be a cleaner and not a chef. Shubham, Jiji Akka, Daulat Rao, and Kirti are embarrassed by the judge's comments. Enraged Jiji Akka says there is no need to be so brutal. She scolds Kirti to put him in this position. The judge forcibly feeds the dish to Shubham further shattering his pride. Shubham is unable to hold back his tears in front of the crowd.
The contestants reach the elimination round. The family and audience await the results. Out of the five only three contestants will move to the next round. Along with Sandy and Hetal the third contestant to enter the next round will be voted by the safe zone contestants.
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