Jodha Akbar 12th February written
episode: In the prison Akbar refuses the food, which is too bad to
eat. The Mughal staff shows him a notice, with the stamp of the
Mughal Emperor. The notice instructs to give such food to the
prisoners. Akbar keeps arguing about the food and the pilgrimage
tax. The staff repeatedly says that everything has been ordered by
the Emperor himself. It is his order to collect tax from non-Muslim
pilgrims. The staff decides to punish Akbar for questioning the
rules of the Mughal Empire.
When Akbar is to be whipped, Jodha wants to disclose his
identity. Akbar prevents her saying that he must see how his staffs
behave with the common people. Jodha keeps mum but she prevents the
whipping by offering her ornaments to the tax collector. They are
As the soldiers and attendants are still behind the bars, Akbar
decides to spend the night somehow and then think some way out to
rescue his soldiers. Akbar and Jodha spend the night in a gypsy
tent. Jodha prepares chapattis and burns her finger. Akbar becomes
worried for her.
Rukaiya starts her journey to find out Akbar. Maha Manga keeps
provoking her. Hamida Begum says that Rukaiya is forgetting her
position. She is defying her customs by being jealous of Jodha.
Hamida fears that this jealousy may create some big trouble for
Sharifuddin becomes restless inside the prison. He thought that
Jodha would request Akbar, to set him free, as he alerted Jodha
about Benazir. He is frustrated to see that no such thing has
happened. Adam Khan informs Maha Manga that Sharifuddin is planning
to come out of the prison. Maha Manga says that it would be good
for Adam, if Sharifuddin stays behind the bars.