The prominent Mughal king Akbar was interested in the Gonds as - 

1. Garhkatanga, a Gond Kingdom had a queen Rani Durgavati. He wanted to make her a vassal of his kingdom as she was very powerful. 

2. The kingdom was rich. 
They practiced agriculture. 
They exported elephants to other kingdoms. 
Their administrative set-up was well organized. 

Akbar wanted to capture these resources of the Gonds and was therefore interested in them.