Finally, the darkest night of Akbar comes to an end with a beautiful sunup. The new day not only revives Jodha Begum’s life but also Jalal’s love towards her. Watching a near death experience of his beloved Begum, the king now seems to be completely changed in Jodha Akbar serial. Yes, Jalal is no more a heartless king which he once proclaimed to be, his Jodha Begum has finally made him realize that he too possess a heart.
While, history tells us that Akbar was generous, Ekta Kapoor illustrates that yes, he indeed was! In today’s episode of Jodha Akbar we saw how Jalal after Jodha Begum’s recovery expresses his gratitude towards his aawaam (subjects) who prayed for their Shehenshah in his times of crisis. It was rather strange to see Akbar thanking his subjects not as a king but as a fellow human being. His acknowledgment for their support and promise to help them unconditionally in their times of need only proves his change of attitude towards the world as whole.
Going back to the episode, in the royal palace he comes to meet Jodha Begum in her hojra by seeking her permission. Well, he sought her consent because, when the Benazir drama was on, he once had declared he would never enter Jodha’s room even if she was on the verge of dying.
However, after coming inside the religious tolerant Akbar carries the puja thaal, pays his respect to Lord Krishna and even gives Prasad to Jodha and her baandhi Moti Bai.
Akbar seems to be all head over heels for his ladylove. Jodha too this time is reciprocating his feelings. Aha, that makes us wonder, “Whether the epic love is in making?”
By: Deepti Verma