Jodha Akbar 18 April 2020: jalal comes to address his soldiers and says that today there are many soldiers who have gone to war before but many will experience war 1st time so i want to ask one question, will you want to shed blood for me or want to win war? They chant that die for jalal.
Jalal says wrong i dont want you to shed blood for me without any reason, you all are educated, have latest weapons, you are mughal soldiers so its your duty to win war as mughals dont lose. He says you have eliminate enemy but remember enemy’s children, oldies and ladies are not your enemy so dont kill them, he ask them to fight like that enemy will fear afterward by mughal name only. He leaves.
Maham says your speech was very good, jalal says it was needed as today morning i saw rahim flying kite, i noticed that if you have kite’s thread but your eyes are not on target then your kite will be cut by enemy then people will see you with pity eyes same way i keep my eyes on my soldiers so that they dont lose, maham says i am proud of you, you have grown alot.
jodha comes to hamida and says i am feeling sad, because of jalal’s judgement relation are broken only, hamida says nothing can happen now as jalal have passed judgement, he broke his relation and he will follow it, he will not like bakshi’s presence in his birthday also.
Jodha thinks that he gave that judgement as a king so people will not think negative about him but nobody knows what he is going through, he is suffering from pain and i can feel that, hamida says he took that decision as a king jodha says but he can forgive her as a brother. Hamida says dont put yourself in this, maybe relation will effect because of bakshi, lets time decide the fate, jodha thinks everything cant be put on time, jalal is human and he needs to see right path.
bakshi comes to jalal who has his back to her, jalal ask her to go away, she says i came to give you gift, jalal says you have already given that, you did the biggest sin, jodha comes from behind, bakshi puts the gift down and leaves, jalal sees it and it is sea shell, he takes them and grab in his fist, jodha has tears and says why dont you forgive her? Jalal says i gave you opportunity to punish her but you didnt, just go. Jalal is thinking about bakshi and shedding silent tears all alone on the terrace Jodha comes there and tries to share his pain by putting hand on his shoulder, He gets irritated and ask her to go away, Jodha explains that only the defaulter was to be punished and If others suffered pained then it only meant that the judgement was not proper.
The punishment meted out was not proper and needed to be revised. Jodha says by breaking relation with bakshi you are angry with her, me, and whole world, i request you to forgive her, its a great thing to forgive someone, she cries and takes her hand back from his shoulder and leave. Jalal is thoughtful and thinks every year there is celebration on my birthday but this year will change my life.
adka informs hamida that all guests have reached for jashn. In kitchen, maham orders to prepare good food for jalal and says i will taste food first.Hamida comes to jalal and wishes him birthday, she ask him to gift poor people and free people who are in jail.Moti comes to jodha and says all are celebrating jalal’s bday. Jodha says he gifted me kanha’s bansuri and also took my side in front of all, i am thinking what should i give him, he has everything plus ruks, maham and ministers will gift him, what should i give him?
jalal comes to ruks, who hugs him and wishes him. Jalal says i came to you first, where is my gift? Ruks says first you have to guess my questions and it will be related to your close ones, you go to them they will give you next clue, rahim will give you last clue, 1st is ‘who gave you life has other question’ jalal says its hamida who gave me life, he goes to hamida.
Hameeda gives him the gift of a tabeez (sacred thread) .wishing him to be better human. Salima gifts a necklace/ haar. Next clue is given by hameeda which leads him to maham, he comes to maham She blesses him he should be the greatest in the world, She then gives the next clue. Next he goes to meet Rahim who is playing, And he says next clue is neem ka ped( neem plant) Then he forgets and says tulsi ka ped( tulsi plant), He gives him a gift of a cute drawing.
jalal sees jodha near tulsi plant and thinks ruks included jodha in this game also.
jodha is doing puja of tulsi when jalal comes and takes aarti before jodha can ask. She is impressed, moti wishes him and leaves. jalal says to jodha that you will not wish me? Jodha wishes him. Jalal ask tell me the next clue, jodha ask what clue? Jalal thinks is she joking with me? Jodha says my puja is incomplete, can i finish. He nods. Jodha says gayatri mantra, jalal ask the meaning, she says raja chandragupt, mango and gayatri manrta are great,
jalal says 1st is not right, jodha says why not, jalal says i am not interested in fighting today, jalal ask for clue, jodha says i dont know really, jalal thinks she is playing with me, jodha ask what are you thinking, he says everyone gifted, where is your gift. Jodha says i thought a lot but you are a big king and have everything, jalal says even if i have everything cant i wish for gift from you, i thought you will gift some unique thing, you broke my wish, jodha says if thats the case then i will gift, she ask him to come inside.
she gives him an ordinary clothes and asks him to go to Agra bazaar, he is puzzled but then he wears it, comes and sees Jodha in simple dress and both get ready to go to the bazaar. Ruks is wondering if Jalal got her gift and his whereabouts.
adham sees tanim (young girl that he is eyeing) in her house and comes to that girl’s house, she welcomes him. They say they nothing to give him, adham says you have much to give me, he ask her mother that you are shahi servant then why you are poor? Girl’s mother(shahi servant) says that my husband is addicted to drinking, he takes all my money.
Adham goes to see husband and thinks that he is addicted and i will take advantage of it, he says to drunk man that i like drinking also so come sometime we will drink together, man says i am nothing in front of you, adham says i want to take your family to malwa , i will appoint your husband there, they thanks adham, adham says do come in jalal’s bday celebration and bring tasnim( young girl of servant), he gives them some money and leaves, tasnim praises him.
jalal and jodha are walking in village in ordinary clothes, they see all are happy bcoz of jalal’s bday, he says to jodha that look people celebrate my bday, if i wouldnt be wearing these normal clothes they would have recognized me, jodha says wrong if you had you sword and turban, they would have recognized you, jalal ask the meaning.
Jodha says they are afraid of your sword, jalal says so they should as i am a king, some man recognize jalal, jalal says to jodha look they recognized me without sword, jodha still believes that they are afraid of him. They move forward and see some men praying, jalal says lets go i am thirsty, jodha says 1st listen to them they are more thirsty,Jalal asks them about their worry and they tell him about the water. He announces that a well will be dug up the very day and they will not have any issues in putting forth their queries in open court hence. jodha is happy. Jalal asks Jodha about the gift but she says that he will get it soon.
ruks is thinking that why jalal didnt come to me yet and where is rahim, some servant gossips that rahim is very naughty, he make us running all the time, hoshiyar says he is just a child, search him. Ruks sees dates lying on ground and thinks rahim like it very much, she finds rahim and ask whether he told jalal about clue, rahim doesnt remember so ruks says i will complain to salima that you didnt do my work, he says it was our talk so why include salima and says i told jalal about tulsi.. Ruks ask tulsi or neem? Rahim corrects it saying neem, ruks thinks then why jalal didnt come yet, rahim offers her dates, she denies having it.
jalal comes back to palace, adka wishes him and ask why are you wearing these clothes, jalal says i also dont know, only jodha knows it, he ask adka why are you tensed, adka says you were missing so i was tensed, jalal says you are experienced and you know wives like to make husbands keep walking behind them, adka smiles, he ask adka to make well in village, adka agrees and goes, jalal looks at jodha, she ask what? He says i cant understand women, he ask for gift, jodha says wait for some more time, 1st you should find ruks gift, he leaves, jodha keep smiling looking at him.
in night, jalal is walking in palace, all gossips why jalal is wearing these clothes, rahim comes and ask why wearing such clothes? Jalal says to give respect to jodha’s gift, rahim ask whether you have gone to neem plant? Jalal says you said tulsi plant, rahim says you heard it wrong and i had to bear the wrath of ruks, now go there, jalal says ok, jalal comes to neem tree and sees arrow towards a room, he opens it when bright yellow light comes out, he says subhanallah its best gift.
in hall, all are waiting for jalal to start celebration, he comes in, all gets up, he is dressed in unique shiny yellow dress. Ruks is happy, hamida says to ruks that your gift is amazing, jalal comes to ruks and says no doubt this dress is amazing as it has gold work which will protect me in war and i will shine as a king, he says in court that i always say that ruks has amazing sense and her gift is great.
Adka says common people want to see you, jalal comes in balcony along with other mughals and jodha, people say that you did great by ordering to dig well, we are greatful to you as now we will get water, may god bless you. They chants jalal’s name, hamida ask what you did today? He says nothing i just ordered to dig well, hamida says its not small for thing for them, jalal thinks of jodha’s words that you will get your gift, hamida says for a king, people’s blessing is everything, maybe he it will not protect you like gold cloth in war but their prayers will keep you save in battle field, i am happy that your both wives gave great gift, one increased your honor by gold cloth and other increased respect as a king, jalal thanks jodha silently.
jalal comes in hall and announces that i was wrong ruks gift was not better then jodha, all are shocked, he says she gifted me people’s blessing which will be with me always. Servant brings that ordinary suit gifted by jodha, jalal says jodha made me realize what it is like for a common man to wear these clothes, she made me show their problem, which is must for a king, today i know that king is not known by his cloth but by his respect in comman man, he ask jodha to come and sit with me to increase respect of this ordinary cloth, jodha is super happy and gets up to sit beside jalal.
ruks is in rage and breaks mirror of her room, she is uncontrollable, hoshiyar ask her to calm down as jodha has no brain. Ruks says i know there is nothing between her and jalal but she is very much clever and played a game which paid off well. ruks is very angry and says she(jodha) did competition with me, i know she is nothing in front of me but i will make her suffer much that she will not be able to stand in front me.
Outside jalal is thoughts. In her room jodha sees bansuri and feather of peacock and thinks how she said its best gift ever. She puts both on kahna and prays. Outside jalal remember his encounter with jodha like gangaur, jail etc when he first gone to amer and then the gift of jodha that is his people chanting his name. Soul talk- jalal’s soul says you changed my life that day mariam zamani, you waked me up from sleep that day, ruks gift was eye catching but you made me realize that for a king clothes are not important but his respect in people, you did magic in that one moment,
jodha says one moment is enough for life, jalal says i kept thinking about you and couldnt control myself, i wanted to talk with you so came in your knowing you may not like me coming in late hours- soul talk ends.
Jalal comes in jodha’s room, she ask you here at this hour? Jalal says i couldnt stop myself till morning, he says i want to thank you so much, your thoughts are great, he says i also thought i have everything but you proved me wrong.
Jalal says when i gifted you that bansuri and feather i thought no gift can be better then it but you today made me realized the responsibility of a king, its not just to win battle but to feel pain your people, to care for them, jodha says i didnt do anything you ordered for that well but i waked the human inside you and today i got to know that you are a liar, you said you dont have heart but you felt their pain, jalal thanks her for waking him up and prays to god looking at kahna, jodha ask what you prayed? He says i prayed that i will get gifts like this in my life every year from you. He leaves. Jodha’s soul says that day i was happy as you indirectly asked me to be with you for whole life.
Moti gives some kadha to drink to jodha, she tells about Jalal’s visit and she teases her.Rahim comes and Tasneem comes looking out for him, Jodha tells Tasneem about Rahim’s hideout, Jodha gives some meva to Tasneem.
Ruks accuses Jalal that he is getting swayed towards Jodha, but Jalal goes romantic and Ruks smiles, Jalal tells that i find that Jodha is also like a good friend, Ruks asks if she will take her place, he gives her a roundabout answer and leaves.