My apologies - no written update about the episode. It was pathetic. Suffice it to say that we are back to square one today - ruthless Jalal, selfish, shameless Ruq and at the mercy of all Jodha. What a pity - what a turnaround for the EPIC love story...
Men...find it so easy to blame women for everything... After Jalal accused Jodha of being responsible for killing Hussein through negligence by being with him (her husband) instead of being with her son, she should have asked him if she had forced him to spend the night with her...he only made a half protest that she should go back while he actually held her back himself when she proffered to stay with him. If he was so worried, why didn't he go to Hussein that night...what steps did he take to protect Hussein after Hasan's death...why did he allow Ruq to appoint Zeenat as the dai for Hussein...why did Ruq send Zeenat to her hojra when Jodha was fully capable of feeding Hussein herself...why was he absolving himself and Ruq of all guilt and pinning it all on Jodha?
The whole idea behind the intimate encounter between AkDha seemed to be to pin the blame entirely on Jodha, make her feel guilty, glorify Ruq, and give an excuse to Jalal to wage a cruel war.
Even if it really was Jodha who wanted to spend time with her husband and seek comfort from him after her son's passing away, what was wrong with that? Is it any rule that a woman cannot wish to spend time with her husband after she becomes a mother, that her job is only to give a waris and take care of that waris?
If Jodha has any shame / self-respect still remaining, she SHOULD NOT try to reform Jalal this time around. Let him realise his mistake and come begging to her himself. Let her give him the cold shoulder and maintain her dignity. She DOESN'T NEED him. He needs her.
Man Singh ... another man...with no sense of where his loyalties should be...He is in Agra because of Jodha...But he is ready to stick to Jalal even if Jalal walks all over Jodha.
Hamida...a woman who has no idea who needs support and when. Instead of asking Jodha to take care of Jalal, she should have asked Jalal to take care of Jodha...Instead of consoling Ruq, she should have gone to console Jodha...Does she think Jodha has no feelings and her only task is to take care of JAlal, even if he humiliates her instead of supporting her?
What was Hamida thinking of when she forced Jodha to apply tilak to Jalal?
The problem is that I will blame Jodha only for bringing this situation on to herself. She has been too noble so far, adjusting and going out of her way and putting her feelings on hold and pandering to everyone's whims and fancies. The day she turns a ruthless warrior herself, then both Jalal and Ruq will come to their senses.
Would Jalal have dared to behave like this with Ruq if Hussein had died in her custody? Just because it is Jodha, he is being so abusive.
Personally I feel he is feeling guilty about that night and trying to justify to himself that he was not in any way responsible for Hussein's death. He is looking for a scapegoat and he found one in Jodha. All the anger he is projecting on the outside world is basically anger with himself. For somewhere having failed to protect his babies. The war - it is an outlet for him to divert his guilt-ridden mind and be able to live with himself.
The reason why he is not able to be normal with Jodha is because she is a reminder of that night . Looking at her, he remembers how he failed as a father. Which irritates him because he has always prided himself on being successful and he doesn't know how to handle failure.
What he doesn't realise is that anger cannot remove the guilt from his heart. Only accepting the guilt can remove it. And why should he feel guilty or make Jodha feel guilty? It is perfectly alright for a couple to find comfort with each other after a shared grief. If not then, Hussein would have died some other time. Since he was destined to die.
The most ridiculous aspect of the episode was that Akbar was supposed to have ignored MUZ for 3 years, blaming her for Hussein's death. If anything, Akbar became closer to MUZ after the twins died. He kept her with him always. They even went for a pilgrimage to Salim Chisti after the war.
Also the reasons for the Chittor war were different. Akbar didn't wage this war because his twins had died 3 years back.
As far as sidelining anyone goes, Akbar never sidelined her for a single day, leave alone for more than 3 years. Whereas he did actually sideline Ruq. But strangely, just as the CVs mixed up the names of the twins, they may have got mixed up about the names of Ruq and Jodha.
What a travesty in the name of NR! The epic love story has been killed and legends mutilated.
You all are welcome to share your views, and discuss the episode...
Historical Update - Jodha Akbar New Promo - Akbar Emancipation - End of Petticoat Government
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