Zafar's descendant files writ against Gowarikar

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Agra, Apr 3 (UNI) The last Mughal Emperor Bahadur Shah Zafar's descendant Prince Yaqub Habibuddin Tusi has filed a writ petition in the Supreme Court against the Oscar-nominated Lagaan's director Ashutosh Gowarikar for his magnum opus 'Jodhaa Akbar.' The Prince had filed the writ against director in the Apex court yesterday for distorting historical facts in his controversial film 'Jodha Akbar'.

According to Yaqub, Sultan Rukaya Begum was Akbar's first wife, whom he had married in 1556, similarly, in 1557 he married Mughal Abhulla Khan's daughter, in the year 1560 he brought home his third wife Sultan Saleema and his fourth wife was Harka Bai, daughter of Amer's king Bharmal Kachwaha whom he married in 1562.

Jahangir, popularly known as Saleem, was the son of Akbar and Harka Bai, and in 1586 got married to Jodhpur king Udaysingh's daughter Jodha Bai.

However, in the film Jodhaa had been shown as Akbar's wife, which is mockery of history.

The prince had requested in it's writ to allow the screening of the film after changing it's name.


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