“So my mother is officially the biggest Balaji fan! She is sitting in front of the TV waiting for Jodha Akbar 24 hours before its telecast!” tweeted celebrity film-maker Karan Johar on the eve of Zee TV’s premiere of its historical magnum opus ‘Jodha Akbar’. In a country of viewers who are curious to know more about prominent historical figures, Mrs. Hiroo Johar sure seems to lead the pack!
The show will capture the royal couple’s journey of love that, in fact, began with intense hatred. What started as a marriage based on political power-play evolved into something more meaningful as Jodha and Akbar went along. How Jodha’s love softened the hard edges of his fierce personality and made him a kinder, more compassionate soul forms the crux of Zee TV’s ‘Jodha Akbar’.
Touched by K Jo’s tweet about his mother’s excitement around her new show, producer Ekta Kapoor said, “That is so cute! It’s really heartening to know Hiroo aunty is excited about our show. I hope we live up to her expectations. The story of Jodha and Akbar is an intriguing chapter from India’s history. It speaks of love in the time of hate. It is relevant and relatable to present times as well. In India, historicals are more incident-based. But we are looking at the human stories, characterizations that focus on inter-personal relationships, the politics, how they think and communicate!”
Stay tuned to Jodha Akbar every Monday to Friday at 8 PM, only on Zee TV.