'Jodha Akbar' once again under Rajput fire

MUMBAI: Jodha Akbar continues to be in the news for all the wrong reasons. The Rajput community who had earlier voiced their objections against alleged historical inaccuracies in the film has once again raised the issue. The Rajput Sabha has said that they will not allow Asutosh Gowariker to release the film unless and until he removes the inaccuracies.

Rajput Sabha head Narendra Singh Rajawat has contended that Gowariker is presenting Jodhabai as Akbar‘s wife, which is factually incorrect, adding that Jodhabai was not the daughter of Raja Bharmal of Amber as shown in the film.

Jodhabai was the daughter of Motaraja Udai Singh of Marwar and was married to Akbar‘s son Salim alias Jehangir. Mughal king Shahjahan was her son, he explained.

Rajawat said such distortion of historical facts had hurt the feelings of the Rajput community.

The community has also urged the courts to restrain Gowariker from showing Jodhabai as the daughter of Raja Bharmal of Amber.

He said that the name of Raja Bharmal‘s daughter was Harkabai alias Heera Kunwar.

The Rajput community is all set to boycott the film which is due for a 15 February release.

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