Adgah and Todarmal reveal to Akbar’s mother that it is Begum Maha Chuchak who is helping Shehnaaz in her battle against Akbar. They request Akbar’s mother to discuss the matter with Akbar. Akbar gets furious when he learns this and declares war on Chuchak Begum and the other armies supporting her. Adgah Khan informs Akbar that their army is small compared to Maha Chuchak’s army. But Akbar is sure that the skill their army has will definitely bring them victory. Hakim Mirza, Maha Chuchak’s own son decides to support Akbar in this battle against his mother. Akbar decides to take the entire ‘Haram’ along with his entire army to ensure security of all the women and children. Watch the entire episode here.
Jodha Akbar is an epic drama about a sixteenth century story of the political marriage of convenience between a Mughal emperor Akbar and a Rajput princess Jodha Bai. The show focuses on how their political marriage brings love between them to an extent that it changed the fate of India. This period drama also portrays the wars of that time along with the relations between the Mughals and the Rajputs. The drama also focuses on the functioning of the queens, the courts, courtesans, the ministers and their influence on the love story of Akbar and Jodha Bai. The show also highlights on how Mughal emperor Jalaluddin acquires the title of Akbar from the people.
Jallaludin Mohommad (Akbar) who had inherited his father, Humayan’s Mughal Empire at the age of 13, after his father’s death, had been brought up almost like a trained assassin by Bairam Khan, his father’s supreme commander. Hard-nosed, rough, tough and heartless… and priding himself on the each of those facets of his personality, the only thing Akbar had learnt was to expand his empire – at the cost of others lives – at the cost of emotions – at the cost of love – the word he was never familiar with.
Whilst Jodha, the daughter of Raja Bharmal, the Rajput King of Amer (one of the most affluent Rajput Kingdom’s of its time) valued each of those emotions – valued the life of even the birds and bees of her kingdom – she only hated the Mughal’s whom she felt were intruding upon her land, and wanted to oust them from Rajputana, along with their Emperor Jallaluddin, whom she hated with her heart.
Little did Akbar know at the time of his marriage to Jodha, the fiery Rajput princess, in order to expand his empire into Rajputana, the land of the Valiant Rajputs, he would in turn be embarking upon a new journey – the journey of true love – he would discover the heart which he never felt he had – and it would throb for its rightful lover – Jodha.