Soldiers are irked because of the smell. One guy tells the other that Nirankush is afraid of water. He has never bathed in his life. They cover their noses. A guy (Nirankush’s assistant probably) asks the soldiers about a guy in this area who does not look like he belongs here. One soldier mutters Nirankush’s name. NIrankush panics seeing water. I hate two things – water and someone telling me no. if you don’t tell me the truth then I will punish you. I will give prize to the one who finds Ashoka for me! Nand and Kalia come there. They plead for help. Nand relates everything to them from the beginning. The guy says I feel like Chand is the one who we are looking for. This daring person cannot be anyone else but Ashoka only! Nirankush says it will make Sushim happy. Find that Chand and bring him here. I am giving you all a chance to save yourself. Nirankush’s assistant offers to go with Nand. I will see if this is the same person we are looking for. If yes, then Sushim must know of this! He leaves with Nand and Kalia.
Devi tells Dharma everything that Chand did. Vit is proud of his brother. I told you Ma, my brother is a brave man. He will never disrespect God. He laughs hearing her description. Devi says the people who were not even ready to tolerate him till yesterday are really happy today being around him! Ashoka has cleared away all the barbarities in Ujjaini and made this place a holy place. Everyone is praying there. I will also go and join them. Dharma is worried as Ashoka beat someone mercilessly. Devi says you should be proud of him. Seth Dhaniram shares that they were Nirankush’s men. Dharma is shocked. Devi supports Chand. All those people deserve to be punished. Seth Dhaniram is scared of Nirankush’s men. Your son has called trouble upon ourselves! Vit get upset but Dhaniram is upset. I curse the moment I made you all my tenant. I dint even get my rent till date. Devi says fear is nothing new for father. he panics in every little thing. Let us go and pray.
Dharma is hesitant. Right then they hear everyone cheering for Chand. Ashoka lifts Vit on his shoulders and they all cheer together. They go quiet seeing Dharma there with a puja thaal. Ashoka asks his brother if their aaarti will be done before Lord Ganesha today. Anyways, we deserve it. It was a good deed. Dharma questions Ashoka. What was the point of showing your strength? You will come in limelight this way. You think you are above Ganesha by saving the idol? You don’t know how wrong you are to think of yourself above God! Ashoka says you are right. We don’t need any protection. We can save ourselves. She was the one who was most worried for the idol. Now that I have saved it then again I am wrong. I am to be blamed for every condition. Vit and Devi support him and so does other common citizens. They speak nicely about Ashoka. Forget what happened and hug your son. Dharma says you people wont understand. You don’t know a lot many things. Devi nods. There are many things that I don’t understand. I too wanted to ask you something but!
A guy informs Ashoka that NIrankush’s soldiers are coming this way only. Dharma stops Ashoka from going before the king of Ujjaini. Dharma stops Ashoka from going before them. He refuses to back out but she gives him her swear. He leaves dejected.
Nirankush’s assistant demands to know about Chand’s whereabouts. Dharma has her back to him. Nand notices her. She is the mother of Chand. Ask her. She will know. Dharma refuses knowing about Chand’s whereabouts. No one knows where he is when. Nirankush’s asisitant says he will die but you will all be punished if you don’t tell me. Seth Dhaniram says why we will be punished for his mistake. He was here only. He hid somewhere seeing you guys. Drag his mother with you. He will come out of his hiding place right then. Dharma is taken aback. Ashoka too has heard everything.
Nirankush’s assistant extends his hand towards Dharma when Ashoka throws stones at him. Soldiers try to catch him but Ashoka throws dirt in their eyes. Ashoka covers Kalia’s face with a cloth as he comes there. Vit too makes Nand fall down. Ashoka and Devi smile seeing it. Ashoka breaks a pot in the middle of the street. The smoke blinds everyone for a minute.
Kaurvaki gets ready. Bela compliments her. Kaurvaki calls it incomplete. His eyes are missing. If he does not see me then it is all meaningless. I hope no problem comes in my way now.
Nirankush’s assistant tells Nirankush he was right. It is Ashoka only. Only he can do such acts. No one saw his face but I saw the necklace about which I was informed. I have to inform Sushim asap. But till then Ashoka aka Chand will stay here only. If you fail then you are very well aware what Sushim will do!
A man begs for mercy. Sushim’s horse steps over him
Dharma pulls Ashoka to home. Go far away before someone finds you. What you have done today will spread like wildfire. It will reach him for sure. Vit asks her who she is speaking about. Who do you fear? Where do you want to send Bhaiya and why? No one answers my questions. I am just a medium for both of you to tell each other what you want. I mean nothing else to either of you. He rushes out. Dharma is packing Ashoka’s stuff. She finds the same cloth. She is scared. Ashoka tells her to stop. We are running away since last 10 years. Who do you want to save? They deserve to be punished. Let him know! Your swear stops me from going there. Let him come here. She says you don’t see anything except revenge. Are the problems less now that you are inviting more? he tells her that she is worrying for no reason. Trust Ganpati if you don’t trust me. Father forgot me but God wont forget it ever what I did to protect him. I did what you asked me to do. I dint come before them. I am not a good person but I know cowards attack from behind. You taught Chand today to hit from the back. Decide who was right today and who wasn’t!
Ashoka talking to his mother Devi Dharma. He asks her not to make him run more, they are running since ten years, if we run from his fear, we will never come out of our fear, let him come here and then see. She says you don’t see anything except your revenge, why do you want to make your life hell, why are you inviting more troubles. He asks her not to worry and trust her Ganpati, my father has forgotten me, but Lord can’t forget what I did to protect the idol, I did not show my face to anyone, I m not a good man, but I know attacking on back is coward’s work, but you taught this to Chand, you decide who did right and who did wrong. She asks what is this bad smell. A boy says don’t know, I can’t stay outside for a moment.
The minister says wind is blowing, but got such a bad smell along, from where is this smell coming. The villagers hold their nose seeing some man arriving. Nirankush gets angry on a young boy and pushes him. The boy faints. Nirankush says see my terror, he fainted by my fear. Soldier says who will tell him that boy fainted by bad smell, not fear.
Everyone talk that they heard right about Nirankush. Ashok pulls a wooden chair by the cloth and throws it infront of Nirankush. He asks Nirankush to sit. Nirankush says you are the one who did not let Ganpati idol break and beaten my soldiers. He laughs. Ashoka says I can assure you by showing that again. The girl says he never thinks what can happen by challenging this way. Nirankush says great, I had to meet you, I want to see that again, more than what you have shown before, I did not come to punish you, I came to give you a prize for your bravery, I want you to become my army head. Ashoka walks to him and says there is no difference if you want this or not, I m free to decide anything. The girl says see the attitude….
Nirankush gets angry and shouts. Ashok throws the cloth and pulls him down. Nirankush imagines so and says I want you to accept my proposal, else I will not go anywhere, I will sit here. Everyone ask Devi Dharma to explain Ashoka. Ashoka goes. Nirankush asks him to accept his proposal, else he has other ways to convince him. Nirankush says Ashoka does not know why I came here, Sushim will deal with Ashoka, Sushim has become more cruel.
A messenger tells Sushim that he got a news about Ashoka, he is in Ujjaini. Sushim gets angry and throws a knife to hit the man. The horse steps on the man and kills him. Sushim smiles and says Ashoka is in Ujjaini, I was waiting to hear this news since 10 years, my brother Ashoka, this news is for your death. He asks minister to do preparations for the trip to Ujjaini, now one brother will die by another brother’s hand.
Nirankush plays with knife and irritates a soldier. The boy asks Ashoka to accept Nirankush’s proposal if he loves him and is influenced by him. Devi Dharma says no, its not love or any influence, I think its some plan, I m afraid, you have invited trouble, go away Ashoka, Nirankush has been waiting since 2 days, he will leave in few days, you can come back later. Ashoka says I won’t go, where shall I go, what to do. She asks him to go to Kumbh Mela and pray, maybe his heart gets peace too. Nirankush gets angry on the soldier and stabs his hand.
Nirankush is given food. Nirankush says I m excited and waiting for Sushim’s arrival here. Kaurvaki is excited and says I will be meeting Ashoka in Kumbh Mela. Her mother blesses her and asks her to go. Kaurvaki leaves. Her father asks why did you allow her to go. His wife says she has gone out after a long time, she has gone to Kumbh Mela. He says fine, but I will keep an eye on her, if she does anything against my wish, tell her no one will be worse than me then.
The boy asks Ashoka to take him along. Ashoka asks him to stay back and take care of everyone. He takes Devi Dharma’s blessings and runs from the back exit. A soldier sees Ashoka leaving and follows. Ashoka says I will go to Kumbh Mela and see, what wish of mine will be fulfilled there by Lord. Sushim tells the horse that we got Ashoka, he will not be saved now. Bindusara comes and says Sushim, I told you not to do anything without my command. Sushim’s mum defends him. Bindusara says if such mistake is done again, it will be regarded as going against my command. Sushim leaves. Sushim’s mum thinks my son has become Ajay, he will prove this by killing Ashoka.