Mahamatya asks Chand to greet Samrat with a bowed head. Ashoka refuses. This head does not bend. Everyone is shocked. Acharya thinks Chand will ruin their plans this way. A guy talks about his daring to bow down before Samrat. Bindu gets up and walks up to Ashoka. The same guy tells Ashoka that Samrat is coming. You still have time. Bend your head before him. Ashoka stays put. Samrat stands before Ashoka now. The man says maybe you hear things loud only. He speaks louder for Ashoka. Ashoka replies that he can hear him but he does not understand him. This head wont bend. Bindu asks him why he is not doing it.
Ashoka replies that he bows his head only before his mother, motherland and his Guru only. Mahamatya says you should be punished. You are being asked to respect Samrat while you are disrespecting him. Bindu stops him. You don’t gain respect by asking for it. He turns to Ashoka. Who is your Guru? What is his name? Ashoka replies that he is above all. Bindu asks Ashoka if he does not bend his head before his father also. Don’t you respect him? Where is he? Ashoka thinks of how his father has banished him from his home. He replies that his father is dead. Everyone is stunned. Ashoka walks away while Bindu keeps looking at him. I have met someone after years who is like him!
Vit confronts his mother. Who is Bindusar? Dharma looks at him in shock. Why this question suddenly? He says question is not answered by another question. You have hidden a lot from me. It is time that I should know the truth. Who are Bindusar and Sushim? What’s their relation with Bhaiya? Dharma replies that Samrat Bindusar is your father. Rajkumar Sushim is your step brother. Your brother isn’t Chand but Rajkumar Ashoka. Vit is stunned. To know and understand their relation with Ashoka you will have to first know the truth because of which you have been deprived from your father’s love even though he was very much alive; why Ashoka and I was forced to hide our identity and keep travelling here and there; and for the same reason I dint want Ashoka and Sushim to come face to face.
Charu is doing black magic. Her Daasi (Rupa) enters. We have trapped our prey. Charu says I will leave just now. I felt something wrong is going to happen. Make preps. Rupa leaves.
Dharma has told everything to Vit. Your father couldn’t see the truth because of an illusion. Ashoka and I knew the truth of Acharya Chanakya’s death that he couldn’t see. Vit is pained to know that his brother was right yet he was banished and disrespected by his own father and family. The one who was always ready to risk his life for Magadh, motherland was misunderstood and banished from his own land. Such wrong happened with him! Don’t you want bhaiya to punish the culprits? Why do you stop him from killing the evil people who did so wrong to you and him? She says no mother would like to see her son in this condition. I did what any mother would do to save her son. When you were born I saw a bad dream. Ashoka wouldn’t have agreed if I had told him. I have borne more than both of you. Anger only makes you weak. I dint want him to be weak so I bound him with a swear. I dint do anything wrong. He asks her if how long it will go on for. She replies that till Ashoka gets a control over his anger and wins over it, I will not allow him to go to Patliputra. Don’t say this to anyone including Ashoka. He nods. She hugs him.
Charu is on her way to Nalanda. She tells the servants to hurry up. I have to be there soon. I am sure it is Ashoka only. I don’t know what will happen if Sushim and Ashoka come face to face and fight.
Siamak comes to meet an old lady. Someone has come in Nalanda who won the fight yet dint bow his head before Samrat. He tells her about the person (Ashoka / Chand). He has surprised everyone by winning over the undefeatable Mallu and dint even bend his head before Bindusar. When Bindusar asked him about it he said that he only bows his head before mother, motherland and Guru. She throws the Supari cutter at him. Helena stands up and goes to him. I was searching for him since years. You praise him as soon you found him. You should be here right now so you can do what is right as soon as you get a chance. I am fooling Yamraj since years only because I want to make you meet your destiny. I wont be able to do it alone though. You will also have to try. Nothing will happen if you will just look on from far. Find a chance and do what is expected from you. She begins to cough. He worries for her but she stops him. Don’t worry about me. Do what I have asked you to. He leaves reluctantly. Helena laughs. Yamraj, I am not going to die so soon. Not at all before seeing Ashoka’s dead body.
Sushim is playing with a scorpion (it is walking all over his body). Mahamatya is rooted to his place as soon as he notices the scene. Sushim shakes him out of his reverie. Mahamatya tells Sushim he is here. He calls himself Chakravarti Chand. He refused to bow his head before Samrat. He says he bows his head only before his mother, motherland and his Guru only. Sushim says if he is here then why the delay. Let us kill him right now in the wrestling wing. Mahamatya advises him to use the golden chance. he will die like a fighter if he dies in the wrestling wing. But if we blame him for disrespecting Samrat and kill him then he will be disrespected for life. You only need Samrat’s permission for it! Sushim says your mind isn’t as old as you. He thinks he will end all the obstacles that will come in his way to the throne.
Acharya RG is sure Ashoka has completely turned into Chand. He hasn’t changed in this decade. He came before everyone’s eyes like always. We tried so much to hide it but. Ashoka says I spoiled all your plans. Acharya RG, Acharya and Nayak are shocked to see him.
Ashoka is angry with all of them. You were planning the direction and course of my life. How could you do so? You thought I wont understand anything? Acharya called himself my well wisher but he worried not for me but for someone else. You were following Acharya RG’s orders! Acharya says I was doing it for you only. Ashoka gets angry. For my sake! It was not for me when you were plotting behind my back. Acharya RG you know it well how much I hate plotting and planning. Dint you think how would I feel when I would get to know the truth? I cannot differentiate between you and my enemies after what you have done with me. Acharya RG says it was my first duty to save you from enemies. I had to do it Ashoka. Ashoka corrects him. Only Chand. Ashoka was killed long ago. Nayak and Acharya RG try to make him understand. I had to do something to take you here as you couldn’t go to Patliputra. Rani Dharma couldn’t know about it. Magadh’s spies are searching for you everywhere. Patliputra’s condition is worsening. Ashoka says I am not interested in Patliputra or Magadh. I only see and think of the four people whenever I think of Patliputra who hurt my Guru, my mother and my little brother. I won’t be at peace till I don’t punish them.
Sushim says I would be at peace when I will punish that guy. It is not only your but Magadh’s disrespect. Bindu reasons that he could have done it then and there itself. I could punish him for disrespecting me and for refusing to do as told but I had to change my decision seeing the reaction of people present there. I haven’t forgotten him yet. His face is very much before my eyes even now. I felt that I know him. Sushim is surprised. What do you mean? Bindu replies that he wont understand.
Sushim says it mean anyone can go against Magadh’s Samrat. I cannot take it. you might have given up on your idea to punish him but I wont. I will punish him with my own hands. He will have to die. Bindu calls him immature. Maybe this is what’s stopping you from becoming the King. You would not think this way if you had any such quality. You only talk of death penalty whatever happens, even if the situation is in your favour or not. Don’t you have any other option than this? No, this again proves today that you are not fit enough to be a king. You neither have pity nor patience nor the thinking that is required to be my successor. You wont do anything to him (Chand). Sushim insists. I will punish that Chand. Your saying yes or no wont change anything. Bindu slaps him. Remember that I am not just your father but Magadh’s Samrat too. I have the right to take decision. I will decide what will happen when and how. If you try to go against me then I will think of it as your rebellion. I have punished one son already. I wont mind punishing the other too. Get this thought out of your head! He walks away. Sushim looks angry. I wont spare him.
Ashoka says time has come. Acharya RG asks him what he is going to do. This isn’t the right time. Ashoka says there is no right time for anything. I have made up my mind. This is the right time. Acharya RG warns him that he is only going to repeat the mistake that he did 10 years ago. You couldn’t control your anger back then as well. You wont be able to fulfil Acharya Chanakya’s dream of united India this way. Ashoka reasons that you have to clean the land you want to sow something in. I am going to do that only. No one can stop me now, not even you! He goes. Acharya RG, Acharya and Nayak look on.
Mahamatya tells SUshim to calm down. Samrat is angry and upset from that incident. You should not try to aggravate it. Sushim angrily asks him if he will stop him. He holds Mahamatya’s neck angrily. I will end this game tonight itself. Before my old father finds out that that Chand only is Ashoka, I will kill him.
Kaurvaki is ready to leave for Nalanda. She goes to look for Bela. Bela asks her to have some curd first. Kaurvaki eats a bite. She feels dizzy as soon as she eats it and passes out. Jagannath steps forward. He praises Bela. Kaurvaki will find herself in her room when she will wake up. She will be far away from Ashoka, very far.
Ashoka is walking somewhere. The revenge of Ma, motherland and Guru will be taken care of today.
Sushim looks at the dagger. Every obstacle in my way to throne will be ended tonight.
Bindu takes out the ring and thinks of Dharma. He lies down to sleep.
Ashoka says Sushim’s death is final today. He hears a roar and stops in his track seeing the lion of Ashoka Stambha. Ashoka tells him not today. no one will stop him today. I have to take revenge for my Guru’s death and for the injustice done to my mother. I have been waiting for this moment since years. No one will try to divert me tonight from my mission as I am so near my destination, not even you. The lion attacks him. Ashoka falls down.
Sushim comes to Bindu’s room at night when he is asleep. Ashoka is near the room only. Sushim thinks of how his father insulted him. Ashoka angrily hits his hand on the wall because of which something (the thread in his hand) flies inside. It falls directly on Sushim’s hand and he is pushed back. Bindu wakes up with a start. What are you doing here? Sushim lies that he came to apologize to him. Bindu replies that it only becomes a word by saying it repeatedly. Go to your room. He looks at the holy thread and keeps it next to the ring. Sushim thinks it saved him tonight but he will come back soon. I will first kill your beloved son before your eyes in the wing.
Helena says he (Ashoka) has finally reached here by crossing all the obstacles. Let’s see what happens now. The one who equalled dharma and justice once has become Chand today. Let us see what happens when he will come face to face with his biggest enemy. She talks to the miniature dolls and places them in a miniature version of wrestling wing.
Sushim fights with another participant and wins after killing his opponent brutally. Bindu is watching it and Charu joins them too. Mahamatya announces Sushim as the winner. People cheer for him.
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