Historical Inaccuracies On Silver Screen
Description: At times, some myths infused with historical annals, tell upon the historical sense. Historians, by and large,call the existence of any "Anarkali" in question. But, films have been made on Salim-Anarkali and their eternal romance. While Akbar had Hindu wives, and the real Salim's mother was a Hindu, she was not the Jodabai of the film"Mughal-e Azam", who has been portrayed as the daughter of a major Rajput king. In real life, the Hindu mother of Salim was the daughter of Raja Bhagara Mal, a very minor royalty, and she was not called Jodabai. That was the name of the Hindu wife of Salim, who produced his son and became Shah Jahan, the creator of the Taj Mahal. And,while Salim did rebel against his father, Akbar, it was not over a dancing girl, but due to the Mughal politics of the day. Both K.Asif and Ashutosh Gawadkar must have studied the historical facts. They have, simply,highlighted the polarised annexe to bring forth contrived sagas.