Finally Jashn for Twins…Happy Baby, Crying Baby...Zeenat Attacks Hussein…!!!
There is still no development of the story on Ruqaiyya’s front, which makes me wonder how Ruqaiyya can be exposed if she doesn’t do anything wrong..!! Even today, Ruqaiyya was trying hard to be the Good Mother to Hussein on her own, without help from the daima. If she had any intentions to take away Hasan also from Jodha or prove Jodha a bad mother, she is certainly not acting on them right now. May be looking after Hussein alone is proving to be more than a handful to Ruqaiyya and so she is not in the position to think about anything else.
Nothing excitingly new happened in the episode today except the announcement of a Jashn (read Big Trouble) for the twins. The same stereotype of “a good mommy, happy baby and a bad mommy, crying baby” was rehashed today also. Javeda makes a hue and cry after catching Zeenat feeding something to Hussein.
The episode opens in the DEK where a section of the riyaya is singing hosannas to Jalal, just as he enters. This is a group of Hindus come to thank Jalal for abolishing the jaziya and to present him with gifts for his waaris. Jalal is touched and promises that henceforth, there will be no discrimination in the Mughal Sultanat on the basis of religion. The riyaya returns this grand gesture with a grander gesture by declaring that they will control prices of commodities so that no one has to suffer in the kingdom. Everyone is suitably happy with this mutual respect and cooperation.
Later Jalal calls a conference of his close associates from the harem as well as the court. He reveals that he wants to throw a grand Jashn for the twins on the day after the next day, i.e., on Dusshera, where he wants to introduce the waaris to the awaam. Hamida Bano and Ruqaiyya are against taking the twins into the public, as they are still too small. But Mahesh Das aka Birbal feels that Jalal should introduce the twins to the awaam and tells Ruqaiyya that only time will tell if it’s the correct decision or not. Jalal agrees to go with Birbal’s decision.
Jalal Learns to Burp the Baby
In a cute scene, Jalal is petulant that Jodha has no time for him. So he wants to share her responsibilities and spend time with Hasan. Unfortunately, Hasan has no concern that his father is an emperor and wets his clothes. But Jalal refuses to give up. He holds on to Hasan and insists on learning to change the baby. Jodha informs him that she learnt to take care of babies from her bhabhisa. She also teaches him to burp the baby and make him sleep on his left side.
This crash course in taking care of a baby is immediately useful for Jalal, as he shows Ruqaiyya just how well he has learnt the fine art of being a hands-on father. Note the normalcy in the relationship just a day (?) after Ruqaiyya publicly insulted him and Jodha and insisted on looking after Hussein herself with the help of a daima. Ruqaiyya is suitably impressed. But of course, he cannot tell her that he has learnt it all from Jodha.
More Help to Ruqaiyya
Though Ruqaiyya had announced that she needed no help from anyone and would manage just fine with a daima, the entire Mughal khandaan seems keen to help her out with the baby. In another scene, Hussein is bawling his lungs out and Ruqaiyya is at her wit’s end, not knowing how to make him sleep. Hamida Bano herself comes to Ruqaiyya’s rescue and puts both Hussein and Ruqaiyya to sleep. But she is a smart grandmother. Instead of staying put to watch over her sleeping grandson, she delegates the duty to Zeenat and goes off, presumably to sleep herself.
Well, good for Hussein that there are so many hands to look after him when Ruqaiyya is unable to cope, which is quite often. But after what happened in the DEK yesterday, somehow I can’t understand how everyone is so normal with Ruqaiyya so soon?
Oh, She Can Manage
On the other hand, Jodha needs no help from any quarter to take care of her child and keep him happy always. Not that any help is forthcoming from any one. But this is so UNFAIR..!! Why is more concern shown to Ruqaiyya than Jodha?
There is just a cursory scene of Salima and Rahim playing with Hasan.
Zeenat is Caught
The Mirza couple is excited that a jashn will allow them a chance to harm Hussein. But an impatient Zeenat cannot wait till then and feeds Hussein a diamond, as soon as she gets a chance. But our dear Javeda sees this and makes a hue and cry about it. This leads to the precap.
A distraught Ruqaiyya wonders if Zeenat has fed a diamond to Hussein, who is apparently not making any sounds now, as per Javeda. Zeenat denies doing anything. Jalal shouts at her to keep quiet (the famous promo of Khamosh..!!).
If Jalal is already shouting at Zeenat for doing something to Hussein, then how is she able to harm both the babies as per the spoiler?
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