Jodha Akbar 15th January written
Episode: Maha Manga finds Shivani’s last letter to Jodha where she
has written that she is escaping her marriage with Mirza and going
to stay with her lover Tejwant forever. Maha Manga tells Adam Khan
that she will give the letters to Begum Rukaiya. She explains that
if she gives the letters directly to Akbar, a lot of questions
would come to the Emperor’s mind. So it would be safe for her to
give the letters to Rukaiya. Adam Khan appreciates his mother’s
In the marriage hall everyone becomes impatient, as Jodha and
Shivani do not arrive in time. The holy time for marriage passes
away. Akbar sends men to the Ambe ma temple.
Begum Rukaiya calls Akbar to her chamber and reads out every
letter to him. She tells Akbar that Jodha is befooling him again
and again. She insists that Jodha knew everything about her
sister’s affair with Tejwant, still she arranged her marriage with
Mirza. She emphatically says that Jodha has intentionally brought
an insult to the Mughal Empire.
Jodha comes back with a devastated mind, extremely frightened to
think of the consequences of Shivani’s elopement. Akbar
interrogates Jodha in front of Begum Rukaiya. Jodha tries to make
Akbar believe that she had no hint about Shivani’s intention. If
she had, she would have never proposed her marriage with Mirza.
Akbar trusts her. Akbar says that if Jodha knew everything, Shivani
would not have written letter to her, before leaving. Akbar wants
to talk with Jodha’s father. He accuses the man who has planned to
elope with Shivani and vows to punish him.