3 facts about Jodha Akbar you didn’t know

By on July 31, 2017

Jodha Akbar is an epic drama about a sixteenth century story of the political marriage of convenience between a Mughal emperor Akbar and a Rajput princess Jodha Bai. The show focuses on how their political marriage brings love between them to an extent that it changed the fate of India. This period drama also portrays the wars of that time along with the relations between the Mughals and the Rajputs. The drama also focuses on the functioning of the queens, the courts, courtesans, the ministers and their influence on the love story of Akbar and Jodha Bai. The show also highlights on how Mughal emperor Jalaluddin acquires the title of Akbar from the people.

Here are 3 facts we thought you should know :-

1. Many of the events portrayed in the series are based on real events. Certain Rajput groups claimed Jodha was married to Akbar’s son, Jahangir, not Akbar whereas certain reports stated that Jodha and Akbar were not married.

2. The producer of the show, Ekta Kapoor was influenced by the 2009 big screen movie, Jodhaa Akbar, directed by Bollywood’s Ashutosh Gowariker.

3. Ekta Kapoor stated she conducted 7000 auditions for the female protagonist Jodha across the nation before selecting Paridhi Sharma

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