Mahabharat is such an amazing show and is the retelling of a story based on Indian mythology and religion and it‘s aired on the Star Plus channel.
The character I enjoy the most is Kunti’s (Shafaq Naaz) role as mother to her five sons of the Pandu clan and I enjoy watching the relationship she has with her five beautiful amazing sons.
Here is an excerpt from this week’s show in which Kunti (Shafaq Naaz) and her sons are about to flee from the palace they were visiting after finding out that Duryodhan (Arpit Ranka) of the Kuru clan has conspired to have them all poisoned and then to set fire to the palace to cover up the murders.
I absolutely loved this scene.
[Kunti] Among the five of you, the mere possibility of any of you dying will be like going through hell to me.
Do you wish to see me face the atrocities of hell in every moment of the rest of my life?
And son, Duryodhan, Duryodhan needs to succeed just once, my son
[Bheema (Saurav Gurjar)] We will never let him succeed, mother!
[Kunti] They will succeed! They certainly will!
If you stay there, you will
Lose your peace of mind!
Duryodhan will compel you to conspire against him. He will extinguish
In other words, you will either lose your life or morals.
But I, will lose in both the cases.
Now you decide sons,
If the news of all of you dying
Will award me misery for life
Or righteousness dying within you will award me the same.
What kind of punishment have all of you chosen for me?
(She starts crying and her son Arjuna (Shaheer Sheikh) catches her tears within his hand)
And he says
[Arjuna (Shaheer Sheikh)] When your tears are that of joy mother, it is like a plunge
into the Holy Ganges to us.
But when they are that of sorrow
It is like a plunge into the fire to us, mother.
(He wipes away her tears and says)
Mother, this is such a big world.
Why would we choose a place when our mother
Would neither be in peace nor contented?
Why would we do such a thing mother?
Why would we?
If it is your order…..
Then we shall certainly not return to Hastinapur
No one shall even know that we are alive.
(Arjun along with his other three brother’s now lay their heads on their mother’s lap and Bheem lays his head on her shoulder….as this is a sweet family moment and display of love, respect and affection for their mother. They did this as small children and as grown men remember and do the same once again to comfort themselves and their mother)