Twiddling thumbs for Jodhaa Akbar's musicThe wait for the music of Jodhaa Akbar seems to only get longer and almost interminable. There isn't much clarity as to when exactly the soundtrack will make its way out into the open. Matters are not helped much by the second teaser trailer featuring a song called "jashn-e-bahaaraa", which sounds delectable.
I have found it exceedingly hard to follow the music of Vishal Bhardwaj because he always seems to fall outside the mainstream distribution channels, but when that also seems to happen regularly to India's premier music director, then one wonders what is going on.
Meanwhile, in a revival of the rumblings, the controversy surrounding the provenance of Jodhabai has resurfaced on some TV channels. The murmurings that some chronicles do not seem to record Jodha as Akbar's wife came as a surprise to me, especially after NCERT books and Durga Khote's cinematic dilemmas. Expect this only to get louder as the film's release approaches - perhaps riots, bans, politics will ensue as has become par for the course now.