Thank you Preeti, for understanding my view points.
Irrespective of the credibility of the existence of Jodha Bai/Harka Bai/Heer Kunwar, I simply love their characters and the personality of MUZ who it has been established was the hindu queen of Akbar and Salim's mother. A distinguished lady of high repute, who commanded immense respect in the Imperial harem. Akbar is my all time favorite king , as along as I care to remember. Rajat Tokas has excelled as Jallaluddin Mohammad and Paridhi Sharma has breathed life into the character of Jodha.
Both these royals are a part of India's heritage, they are not present here to prove their identities or achievements anymore, that does not mean their personalities can be treated with disrespect and indignity on television.
I remember visiting Akbar's tomb at Sikandara, a few years back, the moment I went near his grave, it was automatically a feeling of reverence towards one of the greatest rulers of India. What a magnificent structure his tomb is. I was totally in awe of this wonderful Shehenshah and also the mausoleum built in his honor that has done complete justice to his personality. To be honest, Akbar's tomb was more appealing to me than the Taj Mahal.
When I see his personality being belittled, the way it was done today, I find it very hard to pardon the people who misuse the power of the television medium to make a joke of the precious historical characters of their own soil. What kind of natakiya roopantar did this track show? A deplorable one.
The same goes with Jodha's personality too. The manner in which she has been portrayed via NR, is anything but praiseworthy. Until May of last year, the dramatization, even though faulty was still tolerable. Following that, it has been one character assasination after the other. Today's episode was the icing on the cake with regards to everyone taking Jodha for granted, her filmy avatar in kissing and saluting Mariam Makani's earrings, Hamida Begum suddenly asking for an apology and realizing that Jodha is her beti,
, best of all scolding Jalal about hurting her feelings with the 'talaq' and ordering Jalal to run after Jodha and manaofy her to forgive him.
What was all that drama for? If Jalal announcing talaq is wrong for HB, then why did she put Jodha through hell herself? Is Jodha an inanimate object to be tossed around and played with alternately by mother and son? Why didn't MM put her practical experiences in life to good use while dealing with the religious issue.? Is announcing 'talaq' to a begum, any method of proving a point or correcting a matriarch's unacceptable behavior.? What position does that queen have in the emperor's life? Is this how soul-mates treat each other?
Not only Jallaludin Mohammads, Jodha or Hamida Begum alone, the characters of Gulbadan Begum Rukaiyya's to a great extent, Bakshi Bano's have also not been treated with the dignity befitting nobility. There is a certain refinement that needs to be maintained while handling a negative character such as Rukaiyya's. She resembles a regular vamp from one of EK's soaps. Downright, mean, nasty and crass.
I do not want my opinions on the insensitive and disrespectful handling the characters, by the Creatives to be misconstrued as dislike for the main leads. I love both Pari and RT . The two of them are only doing their jobs. It is EK that I'm fuming at.
This post may very well be my last one. Instead of subjecting myself to utter rubbish in the form of NR and beating myself up, its better I take a clean break, once for all. I have lost all my limits of tolerance.