Jodha Akbar bids adieu after a glorious run of 2 yearsZee TV's historical magnum opus Jodha Akbar - a consistent slot leader and an undisputed ruler of weekday primetime - is all set to bid adieu to its ardent viewers in August, having kept them glued to the tube for nearly two years.
Tapping into aspects of the royal couple's journey not explored by any film or book on the subject, the show began with a ruthless Mughal prince Akbar (played by Rajat Tokas) marrying a Rajput princess - Jodha Bai (played by Paridhi Sharma) and traced the journey of how Jodha, with the power of her love, softened the hard edges of Akbar's fierce personality, making him more humane and loved by the people of his kingdom.
It followed how two strikingly opposite personalities eventually fell in love. The show more recently focused on their roles as parents of the adolescent Salim and his iconic love story with courtesan Anarkali and the evil forces trying to create havoc in the Mughal Empire.
The unraveling of a most unlikely love story and its fascinating interpretation by television's most successful producer Ekta Kapoor captivated audience interest all through the show's run. The story has now been told in its entirety and it is time for the cast and crew of the show to bring the curtains down on this immensely popular show.
Jodha is expected to air its last episode on 7 August 2015 and will be replaced by Tashan-e-Ishq.
Rajat Tokas as Mughal Emperor Akbar
The real name of Akbar is Rajat Tokas who was last seen in Balaji Telefilms Tere Liye. He is playing one of the biggest role of his career Mughal Emperor Akbar. The actor, who made his debut as the male lead with historical show Prithviraj Chauhan, and made his grand entry in the hearts of million is returning to this genre as Akbar. May be this can be the lucky charm for Rajat and the show.
Paridhi Sharma as JodhaFinding Jodha Bai was not an easy task. The real name of Jodha is Paridhi Sharma. After eight months nation-wide search and auditions, she has got this role of Jodha. This is Paridhi's first lead role after she appeared as part of the supporting cast in Ruk Jaana Nahi.