Jodha Akbar and Maharana Pratap are two serials which are full of fiction. Jodha Akbar has a disclaimer that this serial does not claim to be historical or true. It is an attempt at dramatic presentation of contemporary events. It is not intended to hurt any community. Jodha is known by some other names. Maharana Pratap does not have a disclaimer.
I missed some episodes of Maharana Pratap. I do not know how historical they were. What I watched has not much history. Pratap is a boy. He secretly joins battle and wins. He is son of Uday Singh, ruler of Mewad. Uday Singh has three wives. Pratap is the son of first wife. Third wife pretends to like Pratap but wants to kill him. Pratap’s mother Jaywanta wants to save Pratap and asks Uday Singh not to crown him as crown prince. He is sent to a distant village. He kills a tiger. He covers his face and fights against atrocities by Surtan Singh of Bundi. He defeats Bairam Khan and has an opportunity to kill him. Pratap and Akbar go to Dwaraka to meet Meerabai. Both are in disguise. Both meet, fight, and become friends. Such are the stories.
Jodha Akbar has many imaginary events. Jodha is credited with many things. She influences Akbar who abolishes marriage of children below 14 and slavery. Jodha drinks poison and saves Akbar. He goes on a pilgrimage like a common man. He refuses to pay a tax on pilgrimage and is put in prison. Akbar’s half-brother Mirza wants to marry Jodha’s sister who is in love with an employee and elopes with him on wedding day. There is election for the head of harem. On one channel there was one line report that Ekta Kapoor had disassociated herself from the serial.
Maharana Pratap should have a disclaimer that the serial does not claim all events are historically accurate.