The man speaks to two guys named Uttar-Dakshin. He asks for the update on Nirankush and the effect of Gondna tax on people. Uttar gives positive feedback while Dakshin speaks about a man who refused to give tax in the name of Godna. Flashback is show. I pay tax only to Samrat. I wont do anything even if you try to scare me. He hears someone shouting and goes out to check. Soldiers have killed his parents. He cries in pain and agony. Flashback ends. The guy says you have to give second shock as well so that the fear does not go. It is the right time to establish Gondna tax. We will destroy Magadh. No one will be able to save it. The man laughs. Uttar and Dakshin bow down before him. The man heads inside.
Ashoka has left with Garud and the soldiers. I am leaving you at this point Kaurvaki but I am following your words. I am headed on the right path now. I cannot look back right now. We will meet once again if God wishes. But this time the wait will not be this long. We will meet real soon. He is outside the gate of Patliputra palace. A soldier throws spear towards him but Ashoka holds it with his hand. Soldier is taken aback. Soldiers stand in his way. Ashoka says I dint come here to hurt someone or to enter inside without permission. He tells them to inform Rani Dharma. They demand to know who is. He says Chandragupta Maurya’s grandson, Samrat BIndu and Rani Dharma’s son, Rajkumar Ashoka. They are surprised. He tells them to go in. Inform my mother. Ask her to let me in so I can fulfil the dream which I left 10 years ago. The soldier goes inside running in excitement, shouting the message. Rajkumar Ashoka is asking for permission to enter inside Patliputra. Daasi’s and soldiers get happy.
Bindu says who the one who tried to catch our soldiers is and tried to get inside Patliputra. The soldier says we don’t know that but he seems to be very strong. Bindu reasons that whoever he is, he is crossing our limits without permission. How dare he enter inside? Arrest him before he does so. Soldier replies that he still hasn’t come inside. He is waiting at the gate, seeking permission from Rani Dharma to enter in Patliputra. He is calling himself Rajkumar Ashoka. Everyone is surprised. Sushim thinks of tantric’s words. Mahamatya reminds Bindu that he had banished Ashoka from Patliputra for forever. We must discuss about it thoroughly before doing anything. Siamak seconds him. He disrespected you in Nalanda and tried to hurt his own brother. It clearly shows he hasn’t lost his anger. He has become Maha Chand from Chand. Sushim nods. They shouldn’t forget he had vowed to kill everyone once. Mahamatya says we understand your feelings as a father but we should remember what happened 10 years ago. We shouldn’t get emotional while making this decision.
Bindu replies that Ashoka has already borne punishment for what he did. It was not a short time. Mahamatya nods. But we punish someone to see that person change for good. Ashoka is still aggressive just like before. The proof of the same is the soldiers who he has brought here as captives. Acharya RG says we must know first who those soldiers belong to. We must not come to any conclusions without knowing the truth. What was the reason for Ashoka to drag them all the way till here? Ashoka hasn’t crossed his limit. He has respected your order. He dint do it. He could enter and no one could stop him. He asked for permission for the same. This is following the limits and not breaking it. Bindu says everything changes with time. Only the suggestions in regard of my son Ashoka did not change in time. Earlier also the opinion of everyone used to differ. The trend is same today. Does anyone else have to say anything? Acharya RG reasons that only Rani Dharma can take decision on the matter. He has sought permission from her. Bindu nods.
Charu is trying to get ready to look more beautiful to attract Bindu. I want jewellery just like Dharma. Sushim shakes his head seeing her thus. You cannot think of anyone else but you nowadays! She does not pay heed so he throws the jewellery away. He tells her about Ashoka standing by the door, asking for permission from Dharma to come inside. Charu knows that Samrat left the decision on Dharma. Sushim argues who she is to take such an important decision. Charu replies that there is no point fighting anymore. What has to happen will happen now. If you don’t want to lose then change your game plan. He looks upset.
Vit asks his mother why she is so tensed. You wanted BHaiya to be home. You should be happy. Dharma replies not like this. Why does he not do anything quietly? He calls her disturbed. She says you are making me all the more tensed. He goes from there. Dharma thinks of her dream. Acharya RG says the one who you think to be the destruction may turn out to be the shade that Magadh needs. Maybe it is the beginning of a change. She shares that she saw the sensitive Ashoka change into an animal. He has become so aggressive that he cannot see anything. If I allow him inside then he will kill everyone. He wont leave anyone alive who has insulted his mother, or has killed his Acharya. Acharya RG says maybe it is right. We all have misunderstood him. Ashoka knows that his Guru’s killers are an obstacle in Magadh’s prosperity. They are beyond change so they have to be destroyed completely. She worries for his actions while he speaks of united India’s dream. I request you not to be a hindrance in his destination. I trust him completely. You also know Acharya Chankya could see what no one could see. He saw Ashoka capable of fulfilling the dream he was knitting. It is time to support Ashoka. There are many people who will try to create problems in his way but there are only a few people who can support him. Dharma thinks of Acharya Chankya’s words. She allows Ashoka to enter inside Patliputra.
A conch his heard. Ashoka smiles hearing it. I was waiting to hear it since years. He rubs Patliputra’s dirt on his head. Jai Janani! Ashoka enters inside followed by the soldiers. Soldiers and citizens cheer for Ashoka. Ashoka thinks of all the vows he had taken before leaving Patliputra. Everyone comes out to see. Sushim, Charu, Siamak, Mahamatya and Helena look at him pointedly. Vit and Dharma look on happily. Bindu sees Ashoka stepping down from Garud and walking inside. He pulls the rope which makes the soldiers fall down on the ground. He leaves them there and walks up to Bindu. Bindu remarks that he has come back as Chand only. Is this necessary? Why did you trouble innocent people? Ashoka taunts him for punishing his own son, his wife and the newly born kid. I will ask you a question today? Why is magadh in this condition today? There is injustice happening in Magadh under your nose only which you are unaware of. He tells him about the soldiers abducting innocent people. I freed them and brought the culprits here. 10 years ago, you ended Das tradition in Magadh upon my saying. These people were still doing the same. They had women also. Devi and Dhaniram were two people out of the lot who had helped your sons and your wife for years. I reached on time today but what about other people? Who will free them?
Ashoka says this is the karambhumi of Chandragupta Maurya, Guru Chanakya’s janmabhumi, which is known for justice! Why are innocent and poor getting tortured here then? Tell me why our people are getting tortured here? I will tell you! There is someone in Gondna who is still following Das tradition against your order. Soldiers are taking people there and making them Das. Bindu demands to know who it is but Ashoka suggests him not to ask his culprit son (Ashoka). You must ask your beloved son instead who manages all the internal affairs here. If Sushim knows Nirankush then he will surely know Gondna too. Sushim thinks of tantric’s words. I know nothing about Gondna.
Ashoka says I expected this answer only from you. A person’s nature never changes so I brought these soldiers here. Unfortunately Nirankush and his main ally managed to escape. Nirankush accepted his close ties with Sushim before that. Sushim agrees knowing Nirankush. I don’t know anything about Gondna though. Not I but Mahamatya keeps in touch with Gonda. Mahamatya says I don’t know anything but I will investigate. I can order for Nirankush to be here in the court if you wish. Ashoka laughs. Those who try to cover truth will try to unveil it. What’s the point of such investigation? Acharya RG seconds Ashoka. I think you must take charge of it on your own. Bindu agrees. He orders to bring Nirankush here asap. Keep these soldiers in jail. He calls Ashoka son, asking him to come in.
Vit hugs his brother. I am so happy that you are beck with us now. I dint like your absence at all. Ashoka replies me too. He looks at his mother. Dharma does his aarti to welcome him home. He touches her feet. She prays that God always blesses him so he walks on the path of dharma and truth always. Dharma signals him to touch his father’s feet too. Ashoka goes inside straight. Bindu had opened his arms for him but gets sad. He looks at Ashoka. Dharma is tensed to see his reaction while Ashoka’s enemies are pleased. Bindu says he is my son. His
We will see whose arrogance wins here. Dharma prays to send someone in Ashoka’s life who can calm him down.
Kaurvaki tells Devi she cannot be this selfish. Bela was my friend. She died for me. I saw my father doing Bela’s last rites thinking it to be me. I should back out and run away for my own happiness? Devi says isn’t it selfishness to think only of your family instead of the dream of united India? You trust Ashoka can do it? Kaurvaki replies positively. It is only Ashoka in the entire world who can make it happen. I saw him in childhood making impossible possible. Devi says would it have been possible without you? What if you hadn’t reminded him of his responsibilities and made him understand the difference between right and wrong? Kaurvaki knows he gets aggressive a little too early. He is like that since childhood. He gets emotional and upset very easily. He needs someone in his life that can help him come out it and be positive.
Devi says it is you only who can make it happen. I have seen Chand many times fighting for others before but it was different today. He was Rajkumar Ashoka who dint look angry or aggressive at all. I have seen it clearly. He is incomplete without you. You have to be with him to help him. Kaurvaki says he dint recognize me though. Devi reasons that he soon will. Kaurvaki asks her how she knows this much about Ashoka. Devi replies that she knows CHand. I could see Rajkumar Ashoka in Chand today. Don’t let him turn into Chand again. Kaurvaki worries for Devi’s father but Devi says I can stay away from my father for the dream of united India. They share a hug. Maybe God made me meet you so I could unite you both. Ashoka and Kaurvaki will meet now. Kaurvaki smiles.
Ashoka is inside palace. He looks at Kaurvaki’s anklet and thinks of her. He pulls Siamak out sensing his presence. He hugs Siamak forcibly shocking Siamak. Don’t worry. I wont harm you. I only want to know something from you. You Unani’s must know how to count backwards? Start it if you do. I am going to end the names of my enemies in my list one by one. I don’t know whose name will be first. Siamak is all speechless before him. He goes away. Ashoka continues walking. He finds Sushim standing in his way. Sushim walks up to Ashoka. Welcome in Patliputra but not for too long. Not just in this palace but on earth, it will be your last night tonight. I will complete the incomplete task today. Ashoka says I also assure you, you will die by my hands only. It will be your last night tonight. I will also complete the task which I left incomplete 10 years ago. They go their separate ways.
Nayak tells Acharya RG that their wait is finally over. What will happen next? Acharya RG speaks of Lord Vishnu taking Kalki avatar to bring Satyug back after ending Kalyug. Ashoka will also do anything to end the culprits of Acharya’s death. He will clean the motherland to build up the dream. The plan is set. It will set in motion tonight only. Nayak asks him what is going to happen tonight. Acharya RG replies that the Shubhaarambh of united India’s dream will happen tonight.
Sushim is worried thinking of Tantric and Ashoka’s words (about Gondna). No! I have borne a lot to gain this mayavi power. It cannot go in vain. My sacrifice cannot go waste. I will achieve for what I have toiled so hard. I will get it tonight only.
Ashoka is dressed in royal clothes. He looks at Chandragupta Maurya’s sword emotionally which is still there in room. He thinks of Helena telling him the names of Acharya Chanakya’s killers and how his mother was thrown out of Patliputra. Whenever I pick this sword I understand my responsibility, its weight on my shoulders. I also feel the blessings of my ancestors and Guru whenever I lift it. He picks the sword. Sushim will be punished for his deeds tonight. It is the easiest way to free Magadh from all the evil people.
Ashoka and Sushim are in the dangal area. Sushim remarks he too couldn’t wait. Only two brothers can think alike. Ashoka replies that only one of them will live tonight. They engage in sword fight.
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