Tuesday, 26 February 2008

History's loss

Went to watch 'Jodhaa-Akbar' the other day with a few of my friends. I felt, personally, that the movie was a disappointment.

While I was watching the movie, one of my friends made a bemusing observation. He wondered if Akbar had 6 fingers on one of his hands (I forget whether it was left or right). Hrithik's congenital defect was mistaken to be Akbar's.

Could the extra finger have changed the course of history? What if congenital defects like an extra finger were considered to be unbecoming of a king. What if Akbar would never have been made King due to this out of the ordinary growth. What if the real Jodha Bai (if she ever existed) had detested extra fingers.

Wont this then be a blatant distortion of history. No wonder everyone is protesting.