Thursday Update on Emperor Ashoka 2nd June 2022


Thursday Update on Emperor Ashoka 2nd June 2022

Sushim lifts his sword to attack an unconscious Ashoka when someone throws a dagger at his hand. Sushim looks back in surprise / anger as sword falls down from his hand. He notices a scarecrow there. He turns but someone begins to rain arrows at him and Uttar. Sushim picks his sword and runs out. Uttar hits at the scarecrow’s head from behind. He fights with the person dressed as scarecrow. He finally finds a lit torch there. Ashoka has woken up by now. He looks at the arrow and then picks his sword. He walks out.

Sushim is already on his way back. Ashoka and Sushim come face to face. They angrily take out their swords and advance towards one another.

Uttar throws the lit torch towards the foot of the scarecrow. Kaurkavi finally tears the clothes (of scarecrow) as they were beginning to catch fire. He is shocked to see a woman. He hits her with a stick. She falls down. He says how you dare think you will defeat men! Your place is where you are at the moment. She pushes him.

Sushim and Ashoka engage in a sword fight. Sushim says there is no one here who can save him today. Ashoka adds that they should end this chapter here for forever. Their fight continues. Ashoka has an upper hand. Sushim lies about Rani Dharma. Ashoka gets distracted because of which he gets hut on the head. Nayak steps in before Sushim can hurt him anymore. He pushes Sushim. Ashoka falls down. SUshim and Nayak fight. Ashoka lifts a stick, managing to get up. He hits Sushim on his head from behind. Sushim is shaken up. When did Rajkumar Ashoka learn to attack from behind? Ashoka replies that Rajkumar Ashoka understands rules, not Chand. You have to be mean to end cruelty. He hits Sushim yet again.

Kaurvaki holds the sword with bare hands. I dint bear so many pains and troubles just to see a weak person like you killing Ashoka. She hits Uttar successfully, repeatedly and takes his sword. You come in this world because of a woman. She is someone who gives life. You will today realise what a woman is, what her tapasya, sankalp and power is! She kills him.

Ashoka pulls Sushim behind his horse with a rope as he returns towards the palace. The citizens look on in confusion. All the family members are shocked to see Sushim in this condition. Bindu demands to know the reason of bringing Sushim here like this. Ashoka says I handle internal affairs. I have a right to arrest culprits. This person standing before you is a culprit. Bindu wants him to prove it that he has used his rights rightly. If you misuse them then it wont be good for you. I want everyone to be in the courtroom right away!

In the courtroom, Bindu says it is on you to prove why you shouldn’t be considered a culprit for bringing Sushim in here like a criminal, to justify your stance. Ashoka says I am well aware of my duties. It was just to send out a message that no one is above justice. It is equal for everyone. Whoever tries to become an obstacle in the path of dharma and peace, for the dream of united India, will be punished, be it Sushim only! Charu questions him. how dare you blame my son? Ashoka says pardon me. I am not blaming your son or my brother. I am blaming the person because of whom I lost Gondna. He relates everything that happened after Nirankush escaped from prison. I have been saying it since beginning that it is impossible for Gondna to run his business smoothly till he has some internal help. This person (Sushim) is responsible for it.

Siamak is relieved to realise that Ashoka has no clue about Gondna. Bindu asks Sushim if he hit Ashoka. Sushim accepts doing it. Ashoka spoke truth. We did fight. I was about to kill him when Nayak came and helped him. they both took over me then. everything is true but the reason isn’t what he is telling. Facts are same but truth is something else. He turns to Ashoka. If you are right that I am supporting Gondna then it would be that I know him. You have to prove it as well. Do you have any proof to justify it? if you have then present it. I will kill myself right away in the courtroom! Bindu thinks Sushim can say such a big thing when he is innocent. He asks for proof from Ashoka. Ashoka says he cannot get off so easily by acting emotional. Ask him why he followed me when I was trying to catch Gondna. Did he not help Gondna flee? Sushim claps. It was you who helped the biggest enemy of Magadh escape. It was you who helped him escape. I want to show some proofs and facts before you (Bindu) to explain my stance. Bindu allows him.

A few soldiers come in. Sushim questions them about Nirankush escaping from the jail after getting a letter. Who was it from? The soldier says it was sent by Acharya RG. We recovered it after Nirankush escaped. Bindu checks the proofs. Sushim points out that NIrankush was the only medium to reach Gondna. His security was of greatest importance. It couldn’t happen without internal help. The writing is that of my brother. Nirankush dint escape. He was made to flee. Ashoka had full support from Acharya RG. He wants to see Ashoka on the throne after you. Ashoka says I did it as per the plan. We know Nirankush will directly go to Gondna and we planned to catch him then itself. Sushim says ok. Why dint you tell Samrat then? Ashoka dint want to take any risk, knowing well that Gondna’s supporter is in here.

Acharya RG adds that he informed Samrat when Ashoka left for jungle. Sushim corrects him. you did so when you came to know I went after Ashoka. You took Samrat in your confidence as you know Samrat will believe Ashoka if he fails in his mission. Mahamatya seconds Sushim. Ashoka dint trust Magadh’s Samrat. Ashoka insists that it wasn’t his wish. I have a right to take decision as I am responsible for internal security. Sushim adds fuel to the fire. Siamak also supports SUshim. Ashoka was scared that NIrankush will tell us his truth. Ashoka is involved with Gondna. Bindu asks Ashoka if he has answer to any of these questions. The fact is same but you seem to be culprit now! DO you have any other proof or logic with which you can prove yourself innocent? Ashoka stands quietly.

Bindu says the facts are same but you seem to be culprit now! DO you have any other proof or logic with which you can prove yourself innocent? Ashoka stands quietly. Dharma asks him how he can think Ashoka will fall this low. I have full faith in him. he cannot do this. Acharya RG seconds her. Ashoka wouldn’t have told us about Gondna tax and brought treasury to us if he was linked to Gondna. Charu tells Samrat he has always been just and has evaluated facts. Why don’t you do the same today? Dharma adds that Bindu ignored his heart once too before making a decision. Listen to your heart once. Bindu is about to announce a decision when Uttar asks him to stop. Flashback shows Kaurvaki sparing his life. I am not killing you so you tell the truth in court that Ashoka was following Sushim to catch Gondna, that you tried killing Ashoka. Remember that I and Ashoka know you.

Ashoka wont spare you if you try to run as he is CHand! It will be good for you to surrender or Ashoka wont spare you or your family. Flashback ends. Siamak is tensed to see Uttar while everyone else is confused. Bindu asks him who he is and why is he here. Sushim shakes his head at Uttar. Ashoka gives his intro. He is Uttar, Gondna’s supporter. Uttar nods. I have come to surrender before dying. I lost to Ashoka. I could fool everyone but not Ashoka. I accept my failure before everyone today. I have come to surrender. Bindu demands to know who Gondna is and where he is. I will spare your life. Uttar knows it well that Gondna wont spare him or his family if he tells truth. I have saved myself from Ashoka. Now I have only one way to save my family. He says I am Gondna. Everyone looks at him in confusion / shock.

I had two identities (of Uttar and Gondna) before people so people get fearful of anonymous Gondna, arrange money so no one doubts me. I know my game is up now. I cannot bear to be punished now. Uttar drinks something poisonous before anyone else can react. He breathes his last before everyone in the courtroom. Nayak checks Uttar’s pulse. He shakes his head at Bindu. Ashoka thinks it isn’t possible. A cruel person like Gondna cannot die or surrender so easily. Bindu says it is true and well known fact that a dying person never lies. He wants to do something good in the last moments of his life.

Uttar’s words prove that Ashoka was neither involved with Gondna nor supported Gondna. He did it all to reach Gondna. He succeeded as well. Ashoka and Sushim dint trust each other though because of which there was a rift between them. Sushim had to be insulted before people. Ashoka was in the situation of losing my trust again. But all’s well that ends well. I warn both the prince’s once again. Come to me if you have any problem. Inform me. I congratulate Ashoka and his allies for ending the reign of Gondna and his allies. He also tells SUshim and Siamak not to doubt their brother Ashoka in future. Don’t be judgemental. The court is dismissed.

Acharya RG says who this Gondna is if Uttar isn’t. Ashoka has no clue. I couldn’t see his face. I only heard a voice. I am saying it on the basis of same fact. It is a thing to think that the person who was hiding his truth from everyone for 10 years and was trying to collect money secretively announces his truth in a courtroom just like that? He had run away. There was no need for him to stop but he came back, to prove me innocent. He killed himself? No, something is wrong. Uttar came to courtroom because of someone. Acharya RG asks him what he wants him to do. Ashoka says I want you to keep Uttar’s body safely. In future, it will be proved that Uttar isn’t Gondna. Plotters will have to pay heavily for it. someone must have forced him to come to courtroom. Someone was there when I was fighting with Sushim and Uttar. That person shot arrows at them. Nayak hasn’t seen anyone. Acharya RG says I just came to know of it. My spies dint know about it as well. Devi says I know who saved your life. She takes him with her.

Ashoka asks Devi what is the matter. She says do you know who saved your life. He asks her but she is quiet. She brings him to a room where Vaid’s are tending to Kaurvaki’s wounds. One Vaid shares that she has lost lot of blood. It isn’t possible for her to survive. We did our best. Rest is in God’s hands. They all leave. Ashoka stands there stunned. Devi asks him if he heard. She is dying as she risked her life. Don’t you want to know for whom? She did it for you! She saved you from Sushim and Uttar. She is a foolish girl who loves you. she loves you more than her life. This brave and foolish woman gave importance to you and your life more than her. she did the same thing today. the result is right before you. sadly, you cannot recognize her. look in to my eyes. tell me don’t you really know her. he is all quiet which upsets her.

don’t you know who she is? Look at her. she is the girl who waited for 10 years for you. she learnt to fight darkness with the hope you will return with light one day. She is the girl who moved every inch of the world to find you. she roamed every single place. She went to Kumbh Mela too as people say people unite there. She got some info about you but not you. You might have been unaware of her love but God wasn’t. She was the one who gave food to your mother and Vit when you were hungry. You will still say you dont recognize her? She came to Ujjain looking for you where your house was burnt down. Someone else would have given up but this girl looked for your identity even in the ashes. She had faith that you cannot die. She came to Rajgir.

She got shy when you came near her. You left by the time she got courage. You will still say you dont recognize her? She is the one who stands between you and death as your shield. She dint want to separate from you after struggle of years yet she went away from you upon your asking. She is the one who saw her own father pouring her ashes before her. She broke apart but dint give up only for you. She had faith she will get you even after losing everything. You challenged her again to participate in the competition. a girl who lost her father, who loves you, has to prove herself to you to get you? It would have been impossible for anyone but she participated in it. You insulted her when she came. I will get tired by naming it but the pain she has borne will not end. You will still say you dont know her! Ashoka sits down teary eyed next to Kaurvaki. Devi asks him who this princess is who is roaming every corner for her Ashoka? Who is she? Ashoka says Kaurvaki. Devi is stunned into silence. Ashoka says my Kaurvaki. He lifts her up and hugs her. My Kaurvaki!

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