Jodha Akbar 19th February written
episode: Akbar absolutely refuses to forgive Bakshi Banu even after
the ladies from his family individually requests him to do so.
Jodha wants to try for a second time. Hamida Begum encourages her.
Jodha meets Akbar and finds him extremely upset.
Jodha argues with Akbar saying that Mughal law never supports
punishing the innocent. She says that Bakshi Banu’s child is being
punished, even before it has taken birth. The child is going to be
deprived of its parents’ company and there can be no greater
misfortune for a child.
Jodha also says that if the victim of a crime pardons the
criminal, then the punishment is commuted, as happened in the case
of Adam Khan, when Rukaiya Begum forgave him. Jodha appeals to
Akbar saying that she cannot bear the suffering of Bakshi Banu,
whom she sees as her sister.
Jodha’s counseling moves Akbar. Finally he forgives his sister.
He visits her chamber and orders the maid servants to look after
her with more care. Bakshi Banu becomes overwhelmed and she gives
all credit to her ‘Jodha Bhabi’. She keeps repenting her crime
Adam Khan becomes worried about the fact that he has to catch
the dacoits, as Akbar has given him the responsibility. He
discovers ways to hide his own guilt in the matter. Stupid jawida
is excited thinking that her husband is doing a great job. Maha
Manga keeps provoking Rukaiya and making her feel insecure about