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Siyaasat

Season 1
201513+
Based on the book 'The Twentieth Wife' by Indu Sundaresan, Siyaasat is a story of politics, inter-personal conflicts, sabotage, grandeur, power and above all else, the love between Salim and Mehrunissa, Salim's final wife. From their first meeting until their coronations as Jehangir and Nur-Jahan, witness the drama and intrigue that was a part of the royal lifestyle and their romance.
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Jannat Zubair RahmaniMokshad DodwaniDeepika Amin
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  1. 1. Episode 1
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    November 2, 2014
    44min
    13+
    In the deserts of the Khyber Pass, Ghiaz Beg's caravan is attacked by ruthless bandits while his wife Asmat is in agony giving birth to his third child and first daughter. Thanks to the birth of this innocent newborn, the bandit spares his family considering it's a girl & they're doomed any way. Ghiaz's family continues on along until they meet a nobleman who takes them all to meet Akbar.
  2. 2. Episode 2
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    November 3, 2014
    45min
    13+
    Jagat Gosini, the Rajput princess betrothed to Salim, is on her way to Lahore. Salim visits Man Bai, his wife & sister to Man Singh - one of Akbar's military commanders. Man Bai expresses her concern and discontent to Salim's second marriage who reassures her that this is a political alliance and that she will always have a special place in his life.
  3. 3. Episode 3
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    December 3, 2014
    46min
    13+
    Ghiaz's family is invited to Salim's wedding, but Nissa is barred because of her altercation with the Pandit. She emotionally manipulates her angry parents and is allowed to attend the wedding with the family. At the wedding, Nissa finally sees the palace and, due to her excitement, is slapped by Hoshiyaar. Ruqaiyya Begum notices her and asks for her to be sent to the zenana the next day.
  4. 4. Episode 4
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    December 10, 2014
    46min
    13+
    Nissa readies herself to visit the palace. Upon arriving there her excitement is palpable. But on her very first day she sees Ruqaiyya lock horns with Princess Jagat and she gets got in the crossfire. Princess Jagat catches Nissa laughing involuntarily at her, and thinks it impertinent.
  5. 5. Episode 5
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    December 17, 2014
    45min
    13+
    Akbar's birthday preparations take place with great fanfare. Unspoken kitchen politics begin, as Jagat and Ruqaiyya both start preparing meals for the Emperor. It becomes a competition of sorts, to see who will impress the Emperor the most.
  6. 6. Episode 6
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    December 24, 2014
    45min
    13+
    Prince Salim organizes a qawwali on Akbar's birthday. On seeing his father's closeness with his youngest brother, Daniyal, and fearing the loss of the throne to him, Salim decides to do the unthinkable. Akbar suffers an attack as a result of food poisoning. Khan-I-Khanan and Fazl decide to investigate and get hold of all the cooks and tasters to find the culprit behind the poisoning.
  7. 7. Episode 7
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    December 31, 2014
    46min
    13+
    Mahabat wants to get rid of Abul Fazl to ensure the safety of Prince Salim. The prince diverts his focus to the impending war campaign while the king recuperates. Abul Fazl reminds Mahabat again that with Akbar springing back to life, he is getting closer to proving to everyone that it was Prince Salim who poisoned his father. Young Nissa meanwhile, is enamored by the Mughal way of life.
  8. 8. Episode 8
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    January 7, 2015
    44min
    13+
    Nissa and her family return to Lahore. Now 16, the confident and beautiful Nissa turns up at the zenana, much to Ruqaiyya's joy. She also meets Khurram, now 6, and the two take to each other with ease. Pleased, Ruqaiyya asks Nissa to look out for Khurram, an arrangement that she accepts wholeheartedly. Salim's troops return after losing the extremely arduous Rajputana campaign.
  9. 9. Episode 9
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    January 14, 2015
    47min
    13+
    Nissa receives a note from Salim saying he wants to see her but Nissa plays hard to get. Jagat Gosini gets wind of this budding romance but ignores it thinking it as just another affair for Salim that fizzle out in due time. Salim comes to meet Nissa while she is tending to little Khurram. The two sneak away and indulge in some harmless flirtation. The sparks of a tempestuous romance are visible.
  10. 10. Episode 10
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    January 21, 2015
    46min
    13+
    Koka and Mahabat warn Salim that Daniyaal's trying to win favor in the court and the zenana. Salim needs to be wary of him, but Salim seems to be lost elsewhere. During another romantic rendezvous, Nissa gives Salim some valuable advice. Salim tells Akbar he wants the campaign in Rajasthan & not the one in Deccan. Abul Fazl & Daniyaal can't believe the Deccan campaign has landed in their laps.
  11. 11. Episode 11
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    January 28, 2015
    44min
    13+
    Salim gets Nissa a beautiful bracelet, meeting her at Meena Bazaar to sneak away. Soon, everyone in the zenana is talking about their romance. Mahabat and Koka find out Nissa advised Salim to let Daniyaal have the Deccan campaign and are startled to learn Salim is taking political and strategic advice from a woman. Mahabat sends Hoshiyaar Khan to Jagat Gosini and requests a secret meeting with her
  12. 12. Episode 12
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    February 4, 2015
    46min
    13+
    Salim goes to spend time with Daniyaal but is greeted with hostility. Mahabat secretly meets Jagat and tells her she needs to be careful of the new woman in Salim's life, for she may be a threat to everyone concerned. Jagat ignores Mahabat's warning and claims she won't feel threatened by a commoner such as Mehrunissa. But in reality, Jagat feels she must start taking precautionary measures.
  13. 13. Episode 13
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    February 11, 2015
    46min
    13+
    Akbar rewards Ali Quli handsomely for saving Khan-i-Khanan's life. Hoshiyaar Khan spreads rumours about Nissa & Salim. Jagat tells Man Bai they should try to end Salim's affair with Nissa, but Man Bai accepts that Salim will take other wives & isn't interested in the plan. Nissa hears the rumours about her & meets Salim one last time to end the affair, but Salim says he wishes to marry her.
  14. 14. Episode 14
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    February 18, 2015
    44min
    13+
    Nissa informs Asmat of Salim's marriage proposal and that he will soon come over to discuss it with the family. Salim, wanting to be brotherly, asks Daniyaal to let go of his burdens and focus on his wedding. He also gives marital advice to Daniyaal while also hinting at his own marriage with Nissa. Meanwhile the powerful and great Akbar, is shattered knowing that his own son tried to poison him
  15. 15. Episode 15
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    February 25, 2015
    45min
    13+
    Salim finds out Nissa's is to be married with Ali Quli, and rushes to meet Akbar but is denied. Salim promises Nissa to seek Akbar's approval on their wedding. Abul Hasan is apprehensive and asks Nissa to act smartly. Mahmud overhears the conversation and the information is relayed to Akbar. Salim unsuccessfully tries to meet Akbar again. Nissa and Ali Quli are engaged, much to her reluctance.
  16. 16. Episode 16
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    March 4, 2015
    44min
    13+
    Nissa & Abul Hasan ride to the palace to meet the prince. Salim meets Akbar and pleads for Nissa but realizes it is Akbar's imposter. Nissa is hopeful things will soon be alright. Abul Fazl warns Salim that Nissa will be beheaded if Salim does not put the affair behind him. Nissa waits for Salim but Koka tells her Salim has chosen the imperial throne over her. Heartbroken, Nissa marries Ali Quli
  17. 17. Episode 17
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    March 11, 2015
    45min
    13+
    Nissa's upset about being married off to Ali Quli and is unforgiving towards her family. She is surprised by the arrival of Yasmin and Nawaz from the royal palace. Ali Quli is angry on finding her telescope, a gift from Salim, but Nissa tells him she is married to him and he shouldn't be worried. She asks Yasmin to get rid of the telescope and tells Abul Hasan she is dispassionate about Salim.
  18. 18. Episode 18
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    March 18, 2015
    45min
    13+
    Mahmud is growing in prominence at the royal palace and is extremely hurtful towards Nissa. She reminds Mahmud that she still knows everything he is up to, hinting at his affair with Hoshiyaar. She expresses her pain to Ruqaiyya as well. Akbar and Nissa share an awkward moment when Khurram introduces her to his grandfather. Nissa is dealt a blow from fate when she has an untimely miscarriage.
  19. 19. Episode 19
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    March 25, 2015
    45min
    13+
    Nissa, unable to deal with the pain, avoids meeting Asmat and Mahmud, and tries to find out more about Nawaz. Yasmin tries to help and suggests Nissa meet a hakim. Nissa forces the hakim to give her some poison. On a shikaar together, Ali Quli mentions to Salim about Nissa's miscarriage, cursing her for it. As Ali Quli walks away, an offended Salim lets go of a bullet in his direction.
  20. 20. Episode 20
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    April 1, 2015
    45min
    13+
    Ali Quli arrives home with a scroll from Salim. Nissa, while planning to consume poison, comes across Salim's scroll and on reading it, breaks down. In sheer desperation, Salim tells Akbar that his campaign has been the best of the three and Akbar admits it, rather haughtily. Salim notices that Akbar is besotted with Nadira and this is reaffirmed when he sees Nadira in his father's tent.
  21. 21. Episode 21
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    April 8, 2015
    44min
    13+
    Salim meets Nadira under the pretext of developing a friendship with her. Koka tries to convince Salim to stop playing with Nadira's feelings, but Salim is vengeful and won't stop till his mission is accomplished. When Salim compares Nadira to Pasha Begum, Akbar is surprised, promises Salim to find him a lovely wife soon. Salim meets Nadira & gets her to promise him that she'll meet him again.
  22. 22. Episode 22
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    May 11, 2015
    45min
    13+
    When Nadira informs Salim that she could be in love with him, he is stunned. He didn't think his attempts at getting back at Akbar would land him in such a situation. Nissa tells her father that she would like to give her husband a chance for things to fall into place. When Nadira steps out of Salim's tent, she is spotted by Akbar's hakim, who informs the Emperor of the same.
  23. 23. Episode 23
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    May 12, 2015
    45min
    13+
    Akbar calls off the Rajputana campaign. Koka tells Salim that his imbecility might have rendered Nadira dead. Back in the palace, Jagat provokes Ruqaiyya Begum by mentioning Nadira. Ruqaiyya visits Nissa, asks her to get her act together. Nissa decides that Yasmin will stay and that she will make her suffer. Mahabat and Koka suggest they attack Agra fort. Salim readily agrees.
  24. 24. Episode 24
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    May 13, 2015
    44min
    13+
    Defying the heat, Salim and his army march towards Agra fort. Daniyal smuggles alcohol in a musket and the gunpowder laden musket, poisons him to death. News of his son's death reaches Akbar. The grieving Akbar is informed about Salim's decision to attack the fort. At Daniyal's burial, Akbar wonders about the future of the Mughal Empire.
  25. 25. Episode 25
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    May 14, 2016
    45min
    13+
    Salim receives news of Daniyal's death while he tries to find ways to get into Agra fort. Meanwhile, Nissa suffers another miscarriage. On learning from Ruqaiyya that she is heading to Salim's camp to stop him from revolting against his father, Nissa gives her the bracelet and asks Pasha Begum to pass it on to Salim.
  26. 26. Episode 26
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    May 14, 2015
    44min
    13+
    Nissa continues treating Yasmin badly. Ali Quli riles Nissa about not being able to give him a child. Nissa decides that Yasmin will have her child at Ali Quli's house. Meanwhile, Ruqaiyya tries everything in the book to stop Salim from revolting against Akbar. Salim contemplates the attack on the fort. As a last try at persuasion, Ruqaiyya gives Salim Nissa's bracelet.
  27. 27. Episode 27
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    May 18, 2015
    44min
    13+
    Mahabat and Koka celebrate Fazl's death but their celebrations are brought to a halt when Salim decides to call off the attack on the fort. Koka and Mahabat plan on attacking the fort, anyway. Much to their dismay, Salim stops them at the fort's entry and threatens to have them beheaded if they ever repeated the mistake again.
  28. 28. Episode 28
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    May 19, 2015
    45min
    13+
    Nissa refuses to let Yasmin abort the child. Salim writes to Nissa and returns the bracelet. Akbar and Ruqaiyya talk about the possibilities of the future king, with Ruqaiyya telling Akbar that Salim is remorseful over things he has done in the past. Meanwhile, Yasmin delivers a baby boy. Nawaz suggests that Nissa keep the baby; Nissa refuses and warns Nawaz to not harm Yasmin in any way.
  29. 29. Episode 29
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    May 20, 2015
    44min
    13+
    Nissa gives birth to Laadli. Ruqaiyya visits Laadli and asks Nissa to pray for Salim's return. When Ali Quli discusses courtly matters with Nissa, she wonders how Khusrau will gain support at court and from the people. She writes to Salim. Akbar apologizes to Ruqaiyya for his indiscretion over Nadira.
  30. 30. Episode 30
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    May 21, 2015
    44min
    13+
    Khusrau challenges Salim to a kushti match. Jagat tells Salim that by accepting Khusrau's challenge, he has acknowledged the young prince. Salim says that if he hadn't accepted the proposal, he would be talked about as the coward prince. Salim asks Nissa to meet him. Nissa tricks Ali Quli into believing that if she goes to the zenana more often, she will be able to get information for him.
  31. 31. Episode 31
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    May 24, 2015
    45min
    13+
    The people of the kingdom worry about Akbar's ill health. Painful rumors abound. People wonder who their next king will be. Ruqaiyya is irritated with people pouring in, 'concerned' about the king's ill health and pours her heart out to Nissa.
  32. 32. Episode 32
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    May 25, 2015
    46min
    13+
    Akbar crowns Salim the next Mughal emperor and pleads to know the truth about Fazl's death. Salim lies about his involvement and Akbar passes away peacefully. Salim is now Shehenshah-E-Hind Jehangir. Ruqaiyya leaves for the Dowager palace and Asmat urges Ghiaz Beg to speak to Jehangir for Mahmud and Ali Quli's acquittal. Jehangir meets Nissa and she asks him to be fair with Ali Quli.
  33. 33. Episode 33
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    May 26, 2015
    45min
    13+
    Jagat asks Mahabat to ensure that Ali Quli isn't killed but is sent away. In return, Mahabat asks her to ensure that he's made the wazir-e-Azam. Jehangir punishes the dissidents and grudgingly sends Ali Quli and Nissa to Burdwan. When Ali Quli leaves for Burdwan with Nissa, she receives the new coin and is reminded of the time when she received a coin from Salim as a child.
  34. 34. Episode 34
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    May 27, 2015
    45min
    13+
    Man Bai pleads with Jehangir to forgive Khusrau. Khusrau on the other hand, requests permission to visit Akbar's grave. Jehangir says he'll decide on both matters after his return from the shikhaar. Both Man Bai and Hoshiyaar, on bumping into Khusrau, ask him to be wary of doing anything that would anger Jehangir. Man Bai kills herself on hearing the news about her son's escape.
  35. 35. Episode 35
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    May 28, 2015
    46min
    13+
    Jehangir learns about Khusrau's escape and advancement towards the Agra fort. On reaching Agra, Nissa informs Abul Hasan of Ali Quli's plan and her brother tells her about their father's strange behavior. Jehangir has a dream wherein Akbar tells him that his sons will give him immense pain, foreshadowing the future. In spite of Koka and Mahabat's requests, Jehangir decides to fight his son.
  36. 36. Episode 36
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    May 31, 2015
    45min
    13+
    Abul Hasan's army fights Khusrau's fractured army and sends them packing. Nissa comes up with a plan to disintegrate Khusrau's army and succeeds in doing so. Ghiaz Beg escapes from the fort and lets Jehangir know about Khusrau's crumbling army.
  37. 37. Episode 37
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    June 1, 2015
    45min
    13+
    Khusrau abandons his army but is captured by Jehangir. The father asks his son how he wishes to be punished. Khusrau asks his supporters to be punished but begs for mercy to be showed on him. Jehangir has him walk along a street lined with impaled bodies of his supporters, much to his shock. Jehangir and his entourage are welcomed at the Agra fort with much fanfare.
  38. 38. Episode 38
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    June 2, 2015
    44min
    13+
    Jagat can't fathom the fact that her son is getting married to Nissa's niece. Mahabat asks for all official documents of the royal khazaana to be brought in and on studying the same, discovers discrepancies in Ghiaz Beg's dealings. Just as Jehangir contemplates Mahmud's future, Mahabat informs him about Ghiaz Beg. The king decides to look into these matters after the engagement.
  39. 39. Episode 39
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    June 3, 2015
    44min
    13+
    Nissa sees her father take a bribe and confronts him about the same. He admits to her that he has been in a bad financial state for a long time now, a point that Jagat drives home in a heated argument between the two. Jehangir requests Nissa to meet him and when she does, tells her that he intends to ask Ali Quli to divorce her, and coerces Ghiaz Beg to get his way.
  40. 40. Episode 40
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    June 4, 2015
    45min
    13+
    Ali Quli refuses to divorce Nissa and announces that he will take on Jehangir. The king decides to send his trusted friend and advisor Koka to Bengal to discuss the matter with Ali Quli. Jagat rants to Mahabat about their consistent failures at driving Jehangir and Nissa away from one another. As a last attempt at the same, Mahabat sends a letter to Ali Quli, informing him about Koka's arrival.
  41. 41. Episode 41
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    June 7, 2015
    46min
    13+
    Nissa escapes with Laadli and Danish in tow. On the run in the wilderness, Nissa discovers that she is being chased for the death of Ali Quli. Jehangir orders his army to look for her as well. Beating all odds, Nissa reaches her house and visits Ruqaiyya. Ruqaiyya dresses her up and presents her to Jehangir, whose happiness knows no bounds.
  42. 42. Episode 42
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    June 8, 2015
    45min
    13+
    Pasha Begum conspires against Nissa so as to disrespect her. Badshah comes and meets Nissa, and requests her to come to his palace, but Nissa declines as it would bring shame to her family. Badshah Jahangir thinks of how the nobles could allow the marriage and comes up with a strategy.

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Directors
Danish Aslam
Network
IN10 Media Pvt. Ltd.
Amazon Maturity Rating
13+ Teens. Learn more
Content advisory
Smokingsubstance usealcohol usefoul languagesexual contentviolence
Supporting actors
Uday Tikekar