Sushim asks his mother what they should do now. Helena says I will do anything you say. Your Daasi is here before you. She kneels down before them. Charu does not mind who does it. We only want our task to be done. Sushim makes Helena stand. You will now do what I tell you. Helena has a plan. This time I will make sure this is the last attack on Bindu from his beloved son, Ashoka. Siamak comes to call them outside. See what’s happening there.
Bindu crowns Drupad Nanha Samrat of Magadh for a day. Everyone has to abide to his orders. Siamak is irked. He has been made Samrat for a day as a gift. As if throne is a game for father! Sushim calls it all drama. He looks at the happy faces of Dharma, Ashoka and Kaurvaki. No one will be able to smile after today. Samrat Bindu will be killed by Rajmata while Ashoka will be blamed for it.
Bindu says everyone is waiting for your orders. Drupad finds it complex. I don’t know what to say. Bindu agrees. A Samrat has a group of people to consult. I will be your chief counsellor. Drupad wants everyone to take part. I will start with Rajmata. Charu requests him to free Rajmata frmo any duties. Charu gets appointed as a counsellor. He appoints Dharma in the kitchen. I don’t want to lose any second in sleeping. I will hear stories from my mother all night. They all comply. He leaves the task of arranging a grand celebration on Sushim and Siamak.
Ashoka asks Drupad what’s his task. Drupad appoints him as his bodyguard. It is time to play now. We will all play together. You all will hide as thieves while I will look for you. Shubhrasi thinks why Samrat became a kid with a kid. He is so tensed right now. Dharma finds it good. Maybe he will forget all his worries and get some idea to look for the killers of Acharya chanakya. They might be around only, who knows!
Kaurvaki blindfolds Drupad. Everyone goes out as Drupad begins to count.
Charu asks Siamak to go outside. He asks her why. She says make sure no one other than Drupad finds us. Helena nods at him. He leaves. Charu asks Helena what they should do now. We only get one chance. We cannot lose. Helena remarks that this time is not to fear anyone. Sushim asks her plan. She brings out the gift that her father had sent for Siamak.
Shubhrasi, Dharma and Bindu follow Drupad. They hide when they sense him turning back. Drupad continues to look for everyone. He hears the sound of anklets. He begins to backtrack and catches his mother. She compliments him and so does Bindu and Dharma.
Helena explains that not everyone can shoot this arrow. He asks her what she means then. She tells him to shoot the arrow at her. Charu reminds her that Sushim is great in archery. Don’t call danger upon yourself. Helena challenges them.
Kaurvaki is looking for a place to hide when Ashoka pulls her aside. He signals her to keep quiet. She looks at him sweetly. Drupad comes in that room but cannot find anyone. She makes a noise from her bangles. Ashoka holds her hand. Drupad catches them while they are looking at each other. I knew that you two must be hiding together only.
Sushim shoots the aroow at Helena but it changes direction. Charu has to duck so as to save herself. Helena laughs. This isn’t an ordinary arrow. It has been made this way that it will sway because of the wind and pressure. It will hurt the person standing next to our target. They hear some noise. Drupad catches Siamak. He is sure Rajmata must be around too. He orders Ashoka to look inside. Drupad goes in. Charu calls him a winner. Everyone gathers there. Bindu compliments his skill of finding everything. Dharma suggests him to eat something now. Bindu talks about meeting people.
Sushim wonders how to kill Samrat. We got the medium with what to kill him but how to make it happen. Helena says Samrat said he is going to meet people now. It will be the perfect time. Ashoka will hit Samrat with an arrow. Sushim wonders how it will happen. Helena suggests him to instigate Ashoka. You have to create a situation, challenging him to prove who is good in archery. The right time will be when Bindu will meet the people. Assign your target such that Bindu gets hurt. Charu says what if Ashoka fails. Helena has a backup plan. There might be someone who can do anything for you. Sushim gets thinking.
Sushim appoints his friend Indrajeet for his backup plan. Indrajeet is scared but Sushim talks to him sweetly. I have no other option. Ashoka never loses his aim but if Ashoka fails in his hit then you can shoot. You might not need to shoot as well. I will make you rich once I become Samrat.
Drupad has eaten a lot. Kaurvaki wants to take Ashoka with him for while. He had promised that he will do anything if I help him in making preps for your birthday. Drupad says it is our dharma to fulfil our vows. He asks Ashoka to go with Kalinga’s princess.
Outside, Ashoka asks Kaurvaki what it was. She reminds him of his promise. You said you will teach me archery. He agrees. I will jsut be back. Sushim thinks Rajmata was right. If we focus on our target then the chance comes forward on its own.
Kaurvaki is shocked when she notices Sushim holding the bow from behind her. How dare you? He says it is justified when Ashoka does it. She says I can say a lot but I will maintain the respect of Magadh. He is curious. Have you come here just a guest or more? Ashoka tells him to ask him if he was so curious. You forgot that guests are treated well in Magadh. Sushim taunts him. Now people living in jungle will tell me things. Ashoka suggests talking to father. Sushim points out that he has been appointed Yuvraaj. We can sort things amongst ourselves. Let us try a game of archery.
Siamak hopes Sushim succeeds.
Ashoka and Kaurvaki begin to go when Sushim hits Ashoka on the fact that what msut Kaurvaki be thinking. They hear an announcement stating Bindu is coming that way. Kaurvaki asks Ashoka to speak up. Sushim says his blood isn’t pure like us. He was, is and will be what I call him – Dassi-putra. Ashoka says it is enough. I did not want to but now I accept your challenge.
Charu is worried if Sushim will do his job in time. Helena is sure of it. He is Param Shakti. He can do anything.
Both Sushim and Ashoka are given 3 arrows each. Sushim intentionally misses hitting bull’s eye in the first shot. The rest of the shots are a perfect shot though. On the other hand, Bindu addresses people. It is Ashoka’s turn now. Sushim reminds him to seek his Guru’s blessings. Both Ashoka and Karuvaki close their eyes. Sushim replaces the arrow. Indrajeet climbs up a tree. Sushim signals him to wait. Ashoka shoots the first arrow. It hits bull’s eye. Kaurvaki smiles.
Helena comes to talk to Bindu about something important.
Ashoka takes the next aim. Sushim keeps signalling his friend to wait. Kaurvaki looks proudly at Ashoka for he hits another bull’s eye.
Helena tells Bindu she isn’t getting permission to go meet her father. this is why I have come before the citizens with my plea.
Ashoka picks up the last arrow.
Bindu tells Helena she does not need anyone’s permission. I will make arrangements for it. She tells him not to worry about her. I want to free you from your duties. He is confused.
Sushim signals Indrajeet to be ready. Flashback shows him telling Indrajeet to be ready to shoot if Ashoka misses his aim.
Drupad tells his father he is the Nanha Samrat for the day. I will make preps for Dadi’s departure.
Ashoka shoots the arrow. Bindu ducks so as to pick Drupad in his arms. Ashoka’s arrow hits on the wall. Indrajeet’s arrow hits Drupad leaving everyone shocked. Helena says Ashoka hit Drupad.
Bindu calls for Raj vaid. Everyone gathers there. Sushim too looks worried. Indrajeet hides the bow and arrows under hay. Sushim gets thinking. How did this happen? How did Drupad get hurt in place of father? he feels like vomiting. Blood comes out of his mouth. He remembers tantric’s words. Ashoka and Kaurvaki come there. Drupad is in pain. Charu thinks to make use of this opportunity. Ashoka should not be saved this time.
Shubhrasi tells Dharma that Drupad likes the laddoos made by Dharma. Charu comes to tell her that Ashoka shot Drupad. Shubhrasi drops the plate in her hands. Charu says he is lying injured where Samrat meets the citizens. First Sushim and now Drupad! Don’t know what Ashoka is up to. Both the Rani’s rush out to see Drupad. Charu is sure of Ashoka’s downfall.
Bindu shakes Drupad to keep him awake. He screams Ma. Shubhrasi comes running there. She cries seeing him thus. Ashoka tries to go near him but Sushim hits him. I wont let even your shadow fall on my brother. Drupad extends his hand towards Ashoka. Ashoka picks him up in his arms. Forgive me, Nanhe Samrat. I couldn’t save you. I don’t know how this happened. I dint do it intentionally. Sushim tells him to stop acting. Ashoka asks Drupad if he trusts him. Drupad keeps his hand on Ashoka’s mouth. Ashoka cries. Drupad closes his eyes and his hand falls down freely. Shubhrasi screams shocked. A Dassi informs Radha Gupta.
Charu blames Ashoka for killing his younger brother. It was his birthday today. We understand your enmity with Siamak and Sushim. What harm did Drupad do to you? Shubhrasi calls Ashoka a killer. Leave my son. She takes Drupad from Ashoka’s lap. Just the way you snatched my son from me, God will snatch everything from you! It is my curse to you. God will never forgive you. Ashoka sits there quietly and teary eyed. I did not hit him intentionally. It was an accident. Sushim seconds him. The arrow was actually shot to kill Samrat. Father would have been hurt if he hadn’t ducked down to pick up Drupad.
Ashoka tells him to be quiet but Sushim refuses to sit quietly. Your arrogant, wishes and hopes to sit on the throne took the life of a brother. No one can stop me today. Charu points out that this place isn’t right. Sushim knows it but it is my responsibility to tell Ashoka’s truth before it is too late. Drupad trusted Ashoka the most and he only cheated him. He turns to his father. this is what you chose for Yuvraaj position. Do you still think you dint make any mistake? Do justice with everyone including Drupad. I don’t think the day will be far when Ashoka will kill the rest of his brothers and you will just keep looking. I saw it with my own eyes. Justice will happen when the culprit will be punished.
Siamak says Drupad saved Samrat by bringing out the truth of this devil. We have to do justice. People request Samrat to do justice. Shubhrasi too asks for the same. Bindu helplessly calls a meeting.
Mahamatya address the issue of this meeting. Ashoka calls it a lie. Why will I do so? Sushim says you don’t want to wait to become a Samrat. Ashoka calls his thinking cheap. I hate to call you my brother. Bindu tells him to stay in the limits of the meeting. Ashoka relates everything. Sushim says our aim was on the other side while we are here. We can Ashoka Maha Yodha. I agree something can go wrong but the direction is completely different. It can only happen when Ashoka has something else in his mind. Bindu asks Ashoka to speak up who is confused as to how the arrow changed its course.
Radha Gupta asks if the arrow is the same which Ashoka uses. Mahamatya confirms it. Ashoka’s arrows have a white feather. Radha Gupta says maybe someone else shot it. Sushim agrees. But someone else has to be there too. it was only three of us there. You can consult Kaurvaki. I am sure she will speak truth. Kaurvaki says as far as I know Ashoka he will not think of killing any of his loved ones. Helena tells her to speak matter of factly. Kaurvaki says no one else was there. Bindu remarks that all the evidences prove Ashoka a culprit. I will announce the punishment after doing the last rites of my son Drupad.