Jodha Akbar – Distorted History?

Ok. I was wondering why there was no controversies so far. This has become too lame a marketing strategy these days. Almost all the big-budget pictures have some kind of controversy tailing them. I guess this is how it works.

  1. Make the film.
  2. Before the release, get someone to start some kind of controversy. If its communal in nature than all the better. Else, get one of the heroins or item number girls to file a case against the director/producer about some *uncensored* unethical scene in the movie.
  3. Let the religious activitists take it to the next level.
  4. Director/Producer publicly refuse to compromise with censorboard on any scenes. They say the film has to be uncut to retain its authemcity.
  5. Let the media create a “stir-fried-vegetable” out of the issue.
  6. Director/Producer declare the release date even when the issue is hot and unresolved.
  7. Finally, two days before the release director/producer compromises with censorboard and public to shop of some scenes.
  8. Movie released on the set date.
  9. It draws more crowd for the reason of curiosity about the controversy than the actual quality of the movie. And movie breaks collection records within the first 15 days of opening.
  10. Mission accomplished.

Anyway, Here’s the latest one…. on Jodha Akbar. Not sure whether this is realy true or just another marketing ploy.

Ashutosh Gowarikar’s historical epic Jodhaa Akbar is weeks away from its release. But the Hritik Roshan and Aishwarya Bachchan starer movie is already in trouble. Many leaders of the Rajput community have alleged that historical facts have been distorted in this romantic tale of Mughal Emperor Akbar and Rajput princess Jodhaa Bai. The leaders have also threatened to stall the release of the movie across Rajasthan.

The leaders would first watch the movie and then allow it to be screened across the state. They have also said that Jodhaa Bai was one of the many wives of Jahangir and not Akbar’s, adding that the fact was misrepresented in K Asif’s Mughal-E-Azam too. The movie had earlier run into trouble with the Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, who issued a letter to Gowarikar asking him if had the necessary permission for using animals in his film. The movie has used over 50 camels, 100 horses and about 80 elephants.

While on it, watch the movie trailer below. Btw, AR Rahman has done a fabulous job with the music of this movie. –

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  1. #1 by Ram on February 15, 2008 - 3:51 pm

    this is compeletely wrong consult any history book and you will find the facts are matching in the movie.

  2. #2 by cnu on February 16, 2008 - 5:16 pm

    dont think it like history man…. just watch it like a movie….. thats it..

  3. #3 by Mohunta on February 17, 2008 - 10:32 am

    The following is quoted from James Todd (Annals and Antiquities of Rajasthan) as chronicled by Jagas, and in Aine Akbar, Jehangir Nama.

    “Akbar did have a Hindu wife by name of Jodha bai. There is cenotaph to her at Sekandra near Agra, where there is tomb to Akbar. She was from the royal family of Jodhpur. “

    “Jodha bai who married Akber was the daughter of Udaysingh (Mota Raja) of Jodhpur.”

    “Baharmull was the first Raja of Amer to align with Baber and Humayun. He was succeeded by Bhagwandas. Bhagwandas’ daughter was married to Humayun.”

    “Jodha bai who married Salim or Jehangir was the daughter of Raja Rai Singh of Bikaner.”

    “ On the union of the imperial house with that of Jodpoor, by the marriage of Jod Bae to Akbar, the emperor not only restored all the possessions he had wrested from Marwar, with the exception of Ajmer, but several rich districts inMalwa, whose revenues doubled the resources of his own fiscal domain”

    Their original names were not Jodha bai. Some more details from official genealogy of royal families

    Jodhpur

    • Rao CHANDRASEN 1562/1581, married and had issue. He died January 1581.
    • Raja RAI SINGH I (qv)
    • Kunwar Askaran Singh
    • Thakur AGAR SEN, founder of the Bhinai family, married and had issue.
    o Thakur KARAN SINGH, married and had issue.
     Thakur SHYAM SINGH of Bhinai.
     Thakur Girdhar Singh of Santola.
    o Kunwar Kanji Singh
    o Kunwar Kahan Singh
    • Daughter, married Maharana UDAI SINGH of Mewar.
    • Daughter, married Padshah Akbar, Emperor of Delhi.

    • Rao MALDEV 1532/1562, married (amongst others), (a) Rani Uma Devi, daughter of Rawal LUNKARAN of Jaisalmer, married (b), a daughter of Raj JAIT SINGH I of Delwara, married (c), Rani Pran Kunwarba Sahiba of Dhrangadhra, and had issue. Ancestor of the Thakur of Patodi (phalodi). He died 7th November 1562.
    • Rao Ram Rai (eldest son), married the daughter of Maharana UDAI SINGH of Mewar, and had issue, the Raos of Amjhera.
    o Kunwar Kesho Das
    o Kunwar Kalla Singh (by the Mewari Rani), co-Ruler of Sirohi.
    • Rao CHANDRASEN (3rd son) (qv)
    • Rao Raimal
    • Raja UDAI SINGH I (qv)
    • Kunwar Askaran Singh, ancestor of the Junia family.
    • Kunwar Gopal Das
    • Kunwar Prithvi Raj, ancestor of the Jalore family.
    • Kunwar Ratan Singh, ancestor of the Bhadrajun family.
    • Kunwar Bhai Raj, ancestor of the Ahari family.
    • Kunwar Bikramajit
    • Kunwar Bhan Singh
    • Rani Hansa Bai, married Rao LUNKARAN of Amarsar, and had issue.
    • Kumari Rukma Bai (by Tipu, a concubine), married Padshah Akbar, Emperor of Delhi.
    • (four other daughters married into the Mughal family)
    • Raja UDAI SINGH 1583/1595, born 1539, married and had issue, 17 sons and 17 daughters. He died 1595.
    • Sawai Raja SURAJ SINGH (qv)
    • Rajkumar Prithvi Raj, ancestor of the Prithvirajot clan, (Boraita, Baori, Barwet, Raipuria, Gehandi).
    • Rajkumar Shakti Singh [Sakat Singh], founder of the Sakatsinghot clan of Raghunathpura and Nalu (in Kishangarh) and Kharwa in Jodhpur.
    • Rajkumar Bhupat Singh, founder of the Bhuptot clan of Naraina, Pandarwara, Bhadun and Kherian in Kishangarh
    • Raja KISHAN SINGH, born 1575, married and had issue, founder of Kishengarh Princely State. He died 1615.
    • Rajkumar Dalpat Singh (fourth son), he was granted the Pargana of Pisangan in the Ajmer district of Rajasthan by his father, married a sister of Raja Man Singh of Amber, and had issue.
    o Kunwar Mahesh Das, succeded to his fathers estate and was ancestor of the Rulers of Sailana and Sitamau, he rendered meritorious service to the Padshah of Delhi for which he was granted the estates of Titrod and Jalore in Marwar (the latter became his capital), he married Kunwarani Kusum Kanwar of Jhalai (?daughter of Rajkumar Jhujhar Singh, younger son of Mirza Raja MAN SINGH I Bahadur of Amber), and had issue. He died 1607 in Lahore (#1).
     Raja RATAN SINGH, 1st Maharaja of Ratlam.
     Rajkumar FATEH SINGH, 1st Thakur of Kod, ancestor of the Fatehsinghot clan of the Rathore Dynasty, including the Thakurs of Bidwal, Pachlana and Umarkot.
    o Kunwar Jaswant Singh
    o Kunwar Pratap Singh
    o Kunwar Kuniram Singh
    • Rajkumar Jait Singh, married and had issue.
    o Kunwar Hur Singh
    o Kunwar Umra Singh
    o Kunwar Kanni Ram
    o Kunwar Praim Raj, ancestor of the Khairwa family.
    • Rajkumari Man Bai (renamed Taj Bibi but better known as Jodha Bai), married 1588, Shahzada Salim (later Padshah JAHANGIR, Emperor of Delhi), born 1569, died 1627. She died 1603.
    JAIPUR
    • Raja BHAGWAN DAS 1574/1589, he was granted the title of Amir ul-Umara by the Mughal Emperor, married and had issue. He died 10th December 1589.
    • Raja MAN SINGH I Bahadur (qv)
    • Rajkumar Madho Singh, married and had issue. He died after 1585.
    o Kumar Chhatar Singh, married and had issue. He died March 1630
     Kumar Bhim Singh, died May 1630
     Kumar Anand Singh, died May 1630.
    • Rajkumar Chandrabhan Singh (son of the daughter of Raisal Bhati), married the daughter of Raja Puran Mal of Gidhaur.
    • Rajkumar Suraj Singh fl.1580
    • Rajkumar Pratap Singh fl.1600 (son of Rani Bhagwati)
    • Daughter, married Padshah Jehangir of Delhi.

    • Mirza Raja MAN SINGH I Bahadur 1589/1614 (son of Rani Bhagwati), born 9th May 1540, married, including (a) 30th January 1593 Rani Akshaya Devi, daughter of the Raja Ram Chandra Dev of Khurda, (b) 23rd December 1596 Rani Kshama Devi (committed sati), daughter of Maharaja NAR NARAYAN of Cooch Behar, and had issue. He died 6th July 1614 at Elichpur.
    • Yuvaraj Jagat Singh, married and had issue. He died 9th October 1599.
    o Raja Maha Singh, born 10th September 1585, received the Jagir of Garha, granted the Title of Raja by the Mughal Emperor, married Rani Damiyanti Devi, grand-daughter of Maharana UDAI SINGH of Mewar and had issue. He died 30th May 1617.
     Mirza Raja JAI SINGH I (see below)
    • Rajkumar Jhujhar Singh, Thakur of Raisar. Ancestor of the Madhani subclan and Mansinghot subclan of the Rajawat clan of the Kachhawa Royal Family, including the Thakurs of Ranoli, Siwar, Jhalai and Isarda, married and had issue.
    o [?Kunwarani Kusum Kanwar, married Kunwar Mahesh Das of Jalore, grandson of Maharaja Udai Singh of Jodhpur, and had issue.]
    • Daughter, married 8th June 1608 the Mughal Emperor Jehangir.
    • Mirza Raja BHAO SINGH Bahadur (qv)
    • Rajkumar Himmat Singh (son of Rani Jamoti/Jambvanti, daughter of Ratan Singh Chauhan), married and had issue. He died 16th March 1597.
    o Kumar Kushan Singh, died sp.
    • Rajkumar Durjan Singh (son of Rani Sahodra Gaud), received the Jagir of Dhula in Jaipur, a General in the army of the Mughal Emperor, captured the fort of Kakruya in 1596, and recaptured the fort of Bhusna, later in the same year, killed in a naval engagement, twelve miles off Vikrampur on the 5th September 1597.
    • Rajkumar Sakat Singh (son of Rani Sumitra, daughter of Ishwar Das Rathore), received the Jagir of Paharia in Jaipur, died before 1608.
    • Rajkumar Kesho Das (son of Rani Kshama Devi).
    • Rajkumar Atibal Singh (son of Rani Kshama Devi).
    Bikaner
    • Raja RAJ (Rae) SINGH I 1571/1611, born 1541, married 1595, daughter of Rawal HARRAJ of Jaisalmer (whose sister married Akbar, the Mughal Emperor), and had issue. He died 1612.
    o Raja DALPAT SINGH (qv)
    o Raja SUR SINGH (qv)
    o Rajkumar Kishan Singh, ancestor of the family of Sankhu.
    o Rani Dev Kunwarba Sahiba, married Raj Sahib RAISINHJI MANSINHJI of Dhrangadhra.
    o Daughter, married Shahzada Salim (later Padshah Jahangir of Delhi), and she was the mother of Prince Parwiz of Delhi.
    Jaisalmer
    • Maharawal MALDEV 1551/1562, married (amongst others), (a) daughter of Maharana UDAI SINGH of Marwar, married (b) daughter of Rao JAIT SINGH of Bikaner. and had issue.
    o Maharawal HARRAJ (qv)
    o Kunwar Bhonidas, married and had issue.
     Kunwar Sangji, married and had issue.
     Maharawal RAMCHANDRA (qv)
    o Kunwar Khetsi, married and had issue.
     Kunwar Dyal Das, had issue.
     Maharawal SABAL SINGH (qv)
     Thakur MAHA SINGH, received the Thikana of Mohi/Moie in Udaipur.
    • Maharawal HARRAJ 1562/1578, married (amongst others), (a) daughter of Maharana MADHO SINGH of Mewar, married (b) daughter of Rao KALYAN MAL of Bikaner, and had issue.
    o Maharawal BHIM SINGH (qv)
    o Maharawal KALYAN DAS (qv)
    o Daughter, married Raja RAI SINGH of Bikaner.
    o Daughter, married Kunwar Prithviraj Singh of Bikaner.
    o Daughter, married Padshah AKBAR of Delhi.\

  4. #4 by sooraj on February 20, 2008 - 3:15 pm

    Hi i hav’nt seen this movie yet but i will because i heard its a good movie

    those who want to know whats the real trouble in this story please visit this link it will clear u r doubts

    its a preview of book : Royal Mughal Ladies and Their Contributions

    read last part of page 127 and 128

    link

    http://books.google.com/books?id=v-2TyjzZhZEC&pg=PA128&lpg=PA128&dq=mother+of+salim&source=web&ots=lyKUe3yfUn&sig=4jMDfr3ScBL8SAeTiZvP5ZINYk8#PPA127,M1

    thank u ,

    i hop this will be the last blog

  5. #5 by YASEEN on February 23, 2008 - 6:03 am

    i have watched that movie thats great .the movie is that about the two kingdom Akbar married with the rajputs daughter and jodha agree the words of his father and married with the mughal.AKBAR THE GREAT the name its self indicate the spirit

  6. #6 by YASEEN on February 23, 2008 - 6:07 am

    hi this yaseen see this message if any one not agree with this they can chat with me about this matter my Emaii:wasimkhan2002003@yahoo.co.in
    • Rao Ram Rai (eldest son), married the daughter of Maharana UDAI SINGH of Mewar, and had issue, the Raos of Amjhera.
    o Kunwar Kesho Das
    o Kunwar Kalla Singh (by the Mewari Rani), co-Ruler of Sirohi.
    • Rao CHANDRASEN (3rd son) (qv)
    • Rao Raimal
    • Raja UDAI SINGH I (qv)
    • Kunwar Askaran Singh, ancestor of the Junia family.
    • Kunwar Gopal Das
    • Kunwar Prithvi Raj, ancestor of the Jalore family.
    • Kunwar Ratan Singh, ancestor of the Bhadrajun family.
    • Kunwar Bhai Raj, ancestor of the Ahari family.
    • Kunwar Bikramajit
    • Kunwar Bhan Singh
    • Rani Hansa Bai, married Rao LUNKARAN of Amarsar, and had issue.
    • Kumari Rukma Bai (by Tipu, a concubine), married Padshah Akbar, Emperor of Delhi.
    • (four other daughters married into the Mughal family)
    • Raja UDAI SINGH 1583/1595, born 1539, married and had issue, 17 sons and 17 daughters. He died 1595.
    • Sawai Raja SURAJ SINGH (qv)
    • Rajkumar Prithvi Raj, ancestor of the Prithvirajot clan, (Boraita, Baori, Barwet, Raipuria, Gehandi).
    • Rajkumar Shakti Singh [Sakat Singh], founder of the Sakatsinghot clan of Raghunathpura and Nalu (in Kishangarh) and Kharwa in Jodhpur.
    • Rajkumar Bhupat Singh, founder of the Bhuptot clan of Naraina, Pandarwara, Bhadun and Kherian in Kishangarh
    • Raja KISHAN SINGH, born 1575, married and had issue, founder of Kishengarh Princely State. He died 1615.
    • Rajkumar Dalpat Singh (fourth son), he was granted the Pargana of Pisangan in the Ajmer district of Rajasthan by his father, married a sister of Raja Man Singh of Amber, and had issue.
    o Kunwar Mahesh Das, succeded to his fathers estate and was ancestor of the Rulers of Sailana and Sitamau, he rendered meritorious service to the Padshah of Delhi for which he was granted the estates of Titrod and Jalore in Marwar (the latter became his capital), he married Kunwarani Kusum Kanwar of Jhalai (?daughter of Rajkumar Jhujhar Singh, younger son of Mirza Raja MAN SINGH I Bahadur of Amber), and had issue. He died 1607 in Lahore (#1).
     Raja RATAN SINGH, 1st Maharaja of Ratlam.
     Rajkumar FATEH SINGH, 1st Thakur of Kod, ancestor of the Fatehsinghot clan of the Rathore Dynasty, including the Thakurs of Bidwal, Pachlana and Umarkot.
    o Kunwar Jaswant Singh
    o Kunwar Pratap Singh
    o Kunwar Kuniram Singh
    • Rajkumar Jait Singh, married and had issue.
    o Kunwar Hur Singh
    o Kunwar Umra Singh
    o Kunwar Kanni Ram
    o Kunwar Praim Raj, ancestor of the Khairwa family.
    • Rajkumari Man Bai (renamed Taj Bibi but better known as Jodha Bai), married 1588, Shahzada Salim (later Padshah JAHANGIR, Emperor of Delhi), born 1569, died 1627. She died 1603.
    JAIPUR
    • Raja BHAGWAN DAS 1574/1589, he was granted the title of Amir ul-Umara by the Mughal Emperor, married and had issue. He died 10th December 1589.
    • Raja MAN SINGH I Bahadur (qv)
    • Rajkumar Madho Singh, married and had issue. He died after 1585.
    o Kumar Chhatar Singh, married and had issue. He died March 1630
     Kumar Bhim Singh, died May 1630
     Kumar Anand Singh, died May 1630.
    • Rajkumar Chandrabhan Singh (son of the daughter of Raisal Bhati), married the daughter of Raja Puran Mal of Gidhaur.
    • Rajkumar Suraj Singh fl.1580
    • Rajkumar Pratap Singh fl.1600 (son of Rani Bhagwati)
    • Daughter, married Padshah Jehangir of Delhi.

    • Mirza Raja MAN SINGH I Bahadur 1589/1614 (son of Rani Bhagwati), born 9th May 1540, married, including (a) 30th January 1593 Rani Akshaya Devi, daughter of the Raja Ram Chandra Dev of Khurda, (b) 23rd December 1596 Rani Kshama Devi (committed sati), daughter of Maharaja NAR NARAYAN of Cooch Behar, and had issue. He died 6th July 1614 at Elichpur.
    • Yuvaraj Jagat Singh, married and had issue. He died 9th October 1599.
    o Raja Maha Singh, born 10th September 1585, received the Jagir of Garha, granted the Title of Raja by the Mughal Emperor, married Rani Damiyanti Devi, grand-daughter of Maharana UDAI SINGH of Mewar and had issue. He died 30th May 1617.
     Mirza Raja JAI SINGH I (see below)
    • Rajkumar Jhujhar Singh, Thakur of Raisar. Ancestor of the Madhani subclan and Mansinghot subclan of the Rajawat clan of the Kachhawa Royal Family, including the Thakurs of Ranoli, Siwar, Jhalai and Isarda, married and had issue.
    o [?Kunwarani Kusum Kanwar, married Kunwar Mahesh Das of Jalore, grandson of Maharaja Udai Singh of Jodhpur, and had issue.]
    • Daughter, married 8th June 1608 the Mughal Emperor Jehangir.
    • Mirza Raja BHAO SINGH Bahadur (qv)
    • Rajkumar Himmat Singh (son of Rani Jamoti/Jambvanti, daughter of Ratan Singh Chauhan), married and had issue. He died 16th March 1597.
    o Kumar Kushan Singh, died sp.
    • Rajkumar Durjan Singh (son of Rani Sahodra Gaud), received the Jagir of Dhula in Jaipur, a General in the army of the Mughal Emperor, captured the fort of Kakruya in 1596, and recaptured the fort of Bhusna, later in the same year, killed in a naval engagement, twelve miles off Vikrampur on the 5th September 1597.
    • Rajkumar Sakat Singh (son of Rani Sumitra, daughter of Ishwar Das Rathore), received the Jagir of Paharia in Jaipur, died before 1608.
    • Rajkumar Kesho Das (son of Rani Kshama Devi).
    • Rajkumar Atibal Singh (son of Rani Kshama Devi).
    Bikaner
    • Raja RAJ (Rae) SINGH I 1571/1611, born 1541, married 1595, daughter of Rawal HARRAJ of Jaisalmer (whose sister married Akbar, the Mughal Emperor), and had issue. He died 1612.
    o Raja DALPAT SINGH (qv)
    o Raja SUR SINGH (qv)
    o Rajkumar Kishan Singh, ancestor of the family of Sankhu.
    o Rani Dev Kunwarba Sahiba, married Raj Sahib RAISINHJI MANSINHJI of Dhrangadhra.
    o Daughter, married Shahzada Salim (later Padshah Jahangir of Delhi), and she was the mother of Prince Parwiz of Delhi.
    Jaisalmer
    • Maharawal MALDEV 1551/1562, married (amongst others), (a) daughter of Maharana UDAI SINGH of Marwar, married (b) daughter of Rao JAIT SINGH of Bikaner. and had issue.
    o Maharawal HARRAJ (qv)
    o Kunwar Bhonidas, married and had issue.
     Kunwar Sangji, married and had issue.
     Maharawal RAMCHANDRA (qv)
    o Kunwar Khetsi, married and had issue.
     Kunwar Dyal Das, had issue.
     Maharawal SABAL SINGH (qv)
     Thakur MAHA SINGH, received the Thikana of Mohi/Moie in Udaipur.
    • Maharawal HARRAJ 1562/1578, married (amongst others), (a) daughter of Maharana MADHO SINGH of Mewar, married (b) daughter of Rao KALYAN MAL of Bikaner, and had issue.
    o Maharawal BHIM SINGH (qv)
    o Maharawal KALYAN DAS (qv)
    o Daughter, married Raja RAI SINGH of Bikaner.
    o Daughter, married Kunwar Prithviraj Singh of Bikaner.
    o Daughter, married Padshah AKBAR of Delhi.\

  7. #7 by kawai on June 22, 2009 - 8:31 am

    there are always legend for great people in the history,
    this is a very very beautiful, full of detail, actual historical site, beautiful scene, fairytail like history-legend heart movings story. its great.
    if the story shows the facts, I think its not so important, because, archeologic don’t do or shouldn’t do research in the movie.
    and the movie shows a lot of beautiful artfull detail.it worth a watch.

  8. #8 by TRUTH on July 24, 2009 - 12:54 pm

    firstly , IT’S WRONG TO MENTION AKABAR AS “AKABAR THE GREAT ” as he had “3,000 WIFES” , he SLAUGHTERED POOR HINDU PEASENTS , and lot mor which is present in this link .just copy and paste this link in the URL BROWSER and u will come to know all the facts

    http://www.hindunet.org/hindu_history/modern/akbar_vs.html

  9. #9 by TRUTH on July 24, 2009 - 1:01 pm

    why do schools do not give us the full information rather than they just give us half of the lies to learn.

    and upto when do we keep on learning half truth and half lies….

    we want complete truth . Come on guy’s , dont be kids .

  10. #10 by pushpendra singh on November 4, 2009 - 12:58 pm

    i think akbar is a great king

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    kon jodha kon taj bebe kise hui jodha

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