Jodha Akbar is an epic drama set in the sixteenth century, revolving around the political marriage of a Mughal emperor Jalal Uddin Akbar to a Rajput princess Jodha Bai. The show focuses on the path their marriage walks through and their journey of love. Post marriage, Akbar did not know he would in turn be embarking upon a new journey – the journey of true love – he would discover the heart which he never felt he had. The show has been a hit on Zee tv ever since its launch on 18th June 2013. With Akbar and Jodha’s contrast personalities and their love definitions, the show was doing tremendously well. With Rukaiyya’s spice up drama bringing many twists and turns in the show, the viewers had the daily dose of the vamp’s evil plotting.
The birth of Salim was a delight for Akbar, and brought him out of the pain of losing his two sons Hasan and Hussain. Their death track and Rukaiyya’s truth coming out was the high point of the show. Post leap, little Salim is the new eye candy of the show. Akbar and Jodha have got different mindsets and want to do his upbringing their way. This brings a rift between the two. Rukaiyya is still working out to snatch away Salim from Jodha, by cutting her off from his mum, thinking this way she can get Marium uz Zamani place. Rukaiyya is trying to exploit the situation to her advantage by poisoning Salim’s mind. Even the entry of Anarkali did not help in maintaining the TRPs of the show. What do you think about the show losing its charm? Is it because of less of the love story between the leads, and shifting focus to Salim? Let us know in this poll.