Jodha Akbar Sunday 18 April 2021 update: Jodha Akbar 18th April 2021 Jalal is on his way to Agra, his entry in the palace is announced. On one side of the palace is the harem where the girls are dancing and they are all awaiting Jalal’s arrival with some eunuch. A girl is taking bath in a pond and surrounded by other women and she inquires about what is lacking in her which dissuades Jalal to go to Ruqaiya, Jalal’s first wife, confident childhood friend whom Jalal’s trusted to the core and she was well versed with running of the kingdom. Guards inform her that Jalal is on his way to meet her.
The women have a one upmanship to get a glimpse of Jalal, while Jalal has an eye only for Ruqaiya, they make an eye contact….and the rest of the women get jealous.
On the other hand, The girls along with Jodha and her bhabhi is leading them to the secret tunnel which will help them find a way out of Amer just in case the war breaks out and they lose. Jodha comes to know that her bhabhi is pregnant but has not shared the news with anyone , not even her husband as this can weaken the resolve to fight the war. Jodha thinks why only women are supposed to sacrifice their happiness.
Abida Begum, Jala’s mother welcomes him with sweets, Maham Anga comes in between, tastes the sweets and then passes it to Jalal. A lady questions her behaviour and she tells her that she wanted to assure that there was no poison mixed in the sweet. Jalal is surprised and tells her that now he wants her to feed him the sweets. His mother is very hurt and rest of the ladies are shocked, MM gives a winning look to BK. BK tells one of his soldier that we will have to be very careful about MM.
Jalal enters the chambers of the harem, the women try to pamper him but he goes to the room of Ruqaiya. He sees the chess board spread in front of him with the real life people in the boxes. Ruqaiya tells him that she wants to continue the game which he left in between the last time. She tells him that stubbornness is her right as she is a women, young at age and a beloved of the king. She asks him where was he without the army and he tells her that since she is more of a friend than a queen to him, he had been to Amer. Ruqaiya is surprised.
Jalal and Ruquaiya , Ruquaiya asked why he had gone to Amer. Jalal answered , to find out the battle strategy of the enemy. They resumed the game n Ruquaiya won the game. Then an eunuch came n interrupted them n requested Ruquaiya to come n solve some problem in the harem.
In the harem two women catfighting over some thing , when Ruquaiya entered. One of them is accusing Nazma of stealing her ring, which was gifted to her by Shahenshah, Ruyaiya ordered to search Nazma , n the ring was found. Ruyaiya saw the ring n slapped the woman who brought the charge , because it was Ruquaiya’s ring, given by Jalal, n she’d stolen it from RB. She said, Shahenshah has no heart n his mind is occupied by her.
It was shown that Akbar ,Bairam Khan n others are discussing over royal matters, on the other hand Rajputs are shown to be practicing sword fight. War is in the air.
Scene sifted, Maina Bati is going to the Kalai Mata temple , where Shaguni Bai is doing aarti of ma Kali. Maina Bati went to her n asked her help to change Jodha’s fate. She said no Rajput mother could tolerate such a grim fate of her daughter as her getting married to a Mughal. She saw in flash back Jodha telling her about seeing Jalal’s reflection in water in gaangaur n Suryabhan postponing the marriage. She pleaded Shaguni bai saying Jodha was her daughter too. Shaguni bai said she was herself shocked reading Jodha’s fate n if it was possible she’d have done any thing for Jodha. She cut her palm, causing it to bleed n said to Maina bati ” See, the palm lines refuse to disappear. Go and arrange for Jodha’s wedding, time is short n you can’t do any thing.” Maina bati very very upset. She nearly breaks down on her way back.
Maina bati inside her room, deep in thought, she struck upon some idea n her face lit happily, she wrote two letters promptly. Then she send them by the hands of a maid.
Scene sifted. ( Me grinning broadly ) Suryabhan coming across the river in a boat ( the scenery was just SURREAL, with a beautiful full moon, moon washed silver river n two very beautiful lovers ). Jodha came to the ghat accompanied by Moti Bai. ( Eye lock between Suryadha ).
Surya descened from the boat n asked Jodha why she’d asked him to meet so late at night. Jodha, puzzled, showed him a letter n said ” You’ve asked to meet by sending this letter. ” Surya produced a similar letter. Both utterly puzzled. Surya said the time is not good, war is approaching , it could be a plot by the mughals. We should be careful. Jodha, please exchange your odni with Moti Bai so that if any one was following you, he’d get fooled. Jodha followed his instruction.
Jodha n Surya started descending the steps of the ghat to ride the boat, but she slipped her feet n Surya caught her in his arms, ( Eye lock no. 2 ) both a little lost in each other n Jodha blushed. They FINALLY boarded the boat.
The boat is crossing the river , Surya –Jodha sitting close together, both looking at the moon. Surya broke the silence, ” Jodha ,promise me if any thing happens to me in war ,you’d marry some one else.” Jodha said, ” I know nothing will happen to you. You’re fighting for the land n such people never die. ” The boat jerked suddenly n she fell on Surya’s lap , who hold her ( Eye lock no. 3 ! their bgm in the back ground, this time a female version) ( The same lost-in-each-other-blush-awkwardness-following…etc on
They resumed the conversion. Surya said “You know my life is at risk. You’ve to promise me if any thing happens to me, you’ll marry some one else. But I’ll wait for you all my life. ” Jodha said, ” I’ll wait for you, I know you’ll return for me. ” Surya said, ” I’m giving you my word, no matter what I’ll return for you. ”
The boat jerked n Jodha again fell on his lap n Surya hold her ( Eyelock no. 4 , or may be 5 ? I lost count, okay ?? Rest , copy-pasting -( The same lost-in-each-other-blush-awkwardness-following…etc.) They noticed they’re joining hands, both blushed n slowly un-entwined their hands. Jodha full on blush blush. ( me too ! )
( This time Surya seemed to have realized that other people were present in the boat lolz) He said, ” This is not proper, me touching you in this way. ” Jodha smiled n sad, ” It’s my honor that you’re tending to me” ( eyelock no. infinity I guess )
The boat FINALLY crossed the small river after infinite time. ( must be helping the lovers to spend sometime together! )
Surya holding Jodha’s hand, aiding her to descend on the ghat. Raja Bharmaal n Rani Maina bati reached the ghat n witnessed it . Jodha –Surya happily came up n froze when they saw Jodha’s parents. ( Bharmaal looked shocked n angry, Maina Bati –gleeful, it was her master plan after all ! ) Surya-Jodha both looked guilty n the ending screen froze on their face.