Jalal and his entourage had left for Agra, the weather was very bad as the storm had hit the place. Jalal asks to make proper arrangements for all the ladies. Jodha is removing the jewellery when Jalal comes over, sits very close to her, passes romantic looks at her, she feels awkward, he draws curtains and reminds her that she forgot to do it.Jodha sleeps and Jalal looks at her intently, recalls FB when he had visited Amer in disguise, he sits beside her, he tries to remove hair from her face, Jodha changes side and her face rests on his hand, she wakes up, gives him an angry look and taunts that he is taking undue advantage of her and leaves the khema in rage.
Hoshiyar tells Ruks something and she gets angry and asks him to send troops to Jalal.
Jodha is sitting under a tree, Jalal asks her to go inside as she has misunderstood his actions, she doesnt relent, Jalal leaves. Jodha falls unconscious, Jalal is exasperated, lifts her and carries to the khema. The maids and Khwaja Shera tend to her, Khwaja shera tells that she wants to talk to Jalal in private , she tells him that only Jalal as a husband can help Jodha now, Moti and Resham overhear, Resham tells MA and she is pleased that now Jalal will get over with Jodha’s interest and tells Adham also about it. Jodha was “khaas” till Amer, and will become “aam” in Agra.
Jalal is confused as to what he should do–Jodha’s jaan Vs Jodha’s Zabaan , removes his fur coat, sits on the bed, puts his hand over Jodha’s head and is lost in thoughts.
Jodha wakes up to a bright sunlit day , She gradually becomes aware of something rubbing her hands, on turning she discovers her beloved enemy Jalal rubbing her hands industriously .. quick as a lightning, Jodha snatches her hand, hesitantly she wants to know how she came to lie on the bed safe and sound, Jalal retorts , only a brave warrior like him can commit such a suicidal mission, before she can let loose her tirade, Moti bai walks into Khema ; Jalal orders Moti to give Jodha her medicines and walks out.
Flustered Jodha demands to know the events of night , before Moti can reveal what transpired , Maham walks in, gloats that Jalal managed to have the taste of the forbidden fruit , Maham expresses a fond hope that with the one night stand, jalal’s ardor for Jodha would vanish forever , her words devastate Jodha.
Jodha as usual storms towards Jalal , who is in conference with his entourage , The entourage moves away even before Jalal can order them away * Jodha has trained the whole Mughal court well * Jodha orders Jalal inside, As soon as he steps inside, she very fearfully asks to know what happened THAT night?? Jalal being every inch the King retorts , ” Things happened that were meant to happen , events moved as expected, actions were taken that were deemed fit” .. Crushed, Jodha swiftly replies that A king had to keep to his promise at all times and that she would have preferred to die than he break his promise, Jalal glares and says ..A king can do anything and is not bound by anything.
The Caravan proceeds to Agra , with a morose , depressed Jodha trying to recollect the incidents of the previous night , while the horseman who was sent by Ruqaiyya misses the party ..Jalal continues towards Agra unaware of the looming crisis.
Jalal and his party moves towards Agra palace and are stopped inside by a group of Maulvis. The Maulvi’s state that Jalal cannot govern the Mughal land any longer as he had blasphemed by bowing down in a Mandir . They accuse Jalal of diverting from the path of Allah and forbid him from sitting on the throne or govern the land. Hameeda tries to placate the Maulvis but they are in militant mood and refuse to be placated, Maham intervenes and says that, Jalal is a messenger of Allah, a shadow but not God, As human, he has committed mistake and the mistake will be rectified , she says this blocking of his path and refusing him admittance into the palace was declaring revolt against him . Maham says The Maulvis should listen peacefully and not react angrily .. Adham who was listening to this exchange gets angry as he sees his chance of becoming King of Agra decreasing . The Maulvi’s refuse to back down and are on war path.. Jalal steps up and points out that the Maulvi *one of them* had himself prayed for Jalal’s prosperity in a temple and that his head was already bowed in the temple of Umarkot ..The Maulvi’s are further calmed when Jalal assures them that he has not deviated from the path of Allah, Just then one of the Maulvis places a condition, They blame Jodha for this tun of events , say that had Jodha not been of different religion, all this things wuld not have occured, The Maulvis teel Jalal that Jodha must convert to Islam!! Jalal does not know how to respond, Maham once again intervenes and seeks a night for consultation and decision, which is granted.
IN Adham Khan’s Mansion..there is a show down between Adham And Maham with Maham stating unequivocally that Adham is not a King material, and the day he does something that shows him as even superior than Jalal, then she will support him.. Angered by her dismissal, Adham raises his hand on Maham which shocks her to the core, she warns Adham against trying such thing again and warns of consequence..
in court, sharif comes and ask jalal you called me here? Jalal in anger says if they were not priests thats why they are alive, they pointed at my love for my god which nobody did before, this is the insult of all mughal kings, i only want to know who told them this? Sharif says i also dont know, but the only solution they suggested is either jodha accepts islam or leave agra, he says i believe you, you will always do in favour of our religion, one thing is that your order is my command, jalal says question is who told this news to priests, adka says i will present that culprit dont worry, adham thinks who is this new enemy of jalal?
jodha says to moti that everything was ok till we reach here, 1st a night with jalal and now my religion… Maham along with ruks comes and says i warned you in amer that it will rage among people if jalal go to mandir but you didnt listen to me then now see what happened. Precap. jodha ask why? I respect your religion, but my religion is my pride, ruks says you say your husband is everything for you then why his religion is not your religion? And now its time’s need also, jalal did so much for you then why you cant do this much for him? Jalal comes and ask you all here, ruks say we are making jodha understand that before priest come here she should be ready to change religion, jalal says this will not happen, as i gave her tongue at time of wedding that she can follow her religion freely, maham says its about mughal throne, jalal says my words are most imp for me and 2ndly she didnt force me, i went to mandir on my own, so why she will get punishment, i gave her permission so now its her choice, nobody will force her, jodha says what hamida will say i will do.
ruks says to hamida that she want your nod to convert her religion, just say her to accept religion, jalal will be saved from insult, and its only about kalma , and what it matters to her, hamida says not a single word now, i am proud of her that she gave me that much respect that she allowed me to take decision but nobody will force her, jalal’s politics is something else but being elder in mughal sultanat jodha will not change her religion and it was also promised at the time of marriage so dont force her its my decision. Maham and ruks are irritated. Jodha is thankful.
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