Posted: 15 August 2013 at 12:30am | IP Logged
Originally posted by mehvy12Thank you! The attraction he has for Jodha can clearly be seen. I cannot say that Jodha downright hates him and feels there is no hope for him as a person. She, I feel also understands that Jalal is not as bad as she has made him out to be. He accepts her conditions each time around and I feel that gives her hope that he indeed does have a heart and can be changed for the better. I think what happens is Jodha thinks he is not as bad as she thinks he is because he does something nice for her but then later does something she does not approve of which then brings her back to square one.
First of all I loved reading your post. It explained their feelings, especially his, very nicely.
I finally got a chance to see their earlier interactions (thanks to Chandni :-)) and in my opinion he doesn't hate her. He is attracted to her, you can see it in his facial expressions when he sees her for the first few times. It's something he can't understand but all he cares about is gaining her, and his mind starts making plans to make that happen. I'm not sure what to call this feeling but IMO it's not a negative feeling. I haven't seen the part where Jodha pulls the sword on Akbar, but I am assuming that angers him (in a good way). Jodha intrigues him. No one is able to talk back to him or stand up to him, especially a female. Jodha is a challenge; someone who gives him a run for his money, and he likes that.
Unfortunately for Jodha this feeling is not mutual. I feel she hates his actions more than him. She doesn't know him rather his actions, indirect or direct. I'm hoping she will be able to get over her hatred of him and start to see him as a person separate from that of his Shehenshah avatar.
Has Jalal fallen for her? I think he is getting there. He is already infatuated with her. As you said he is always trying to find ways to get her attention or get close to her. He knows she knows what he is doing and that pleases him all the more.
I agree with your last line! He knows Jodha knows exactly what he is doing which gives him even more pleasure. Indirectly, letting her know he feels something for her which he just can't seem to put a finger on. Jodha needs to judge his actions not his words. A man in love can only eat such food to fulfill your wish not a man who is merely doing something for his own profit or to gain something, which I felt Jalal did not have in this particular case. What could he have gained by eating such spicy food without saying a word? He was asked to comment on Jodha's food, I believe indirectly, and he could have just as easily said "your food is way too spicy and I cannot eat it any further" but he did not.
Jodha gives Jalal a run for his money. She puts up a good fight which is what attracted Jalal in the first place. He wants to eliminate Jodha's hatred for him more than anything else I feel because that is the thing that bothers him the most. He can't stand the fact that Jodha doesn't want him as much as he wants her.
Thanks for commenting.