Ashoka says I can understand your pain. Chanda denies. you don’t! I know you very well. You are a hypocrite. How will you build United India? You are the reason of rift between your family; there was no peace in your family because of you! You are the one who killed your own elder brother! He replies that he killed not people but the wrong things in them. She says you say right but this is hypocrisy only. You have two faces. Ashoka blames Sushim for killing his own father. Father wanted to punish Sushim. Chanda calls him Maharaj Ashoka. It is evident that people who are alive write history. If it was for the dead ones then history would surely be something else! Truth is you have been raised with the polluted blood which polluted your blood. He warns her not to utter another word. I will forge that a woman is standing before you because of the mother you insulted just now.
It is her upbringing only because of which you are still standing before me even after insulting her. She cries. You killed my husband making me a widow. You dint think of me back then so why now? I would rather choose to die that be respected by you in the name of your ideals. You are indeed Chand Ashoka! Kaurvaki says Ashoka is Chanda because people misbehaved with him every moment. You said you would choose to die instead be here. It is Ashoka’s greatness that he is still respecting you. Sushim never respected anyone in his life. He misbehaved with me too. You married him even after knowing everything. You will have to live with your choice. Sushim wanted power whereas Ashoka wanted to selflessly serve people. Ashoka forgave Sushim but Sushim killed Ashoka’s mother. Ashoka never killed anyone’s mother. Maybe you are unable to see truth now but I know you well. You think rationally. You will later agree with me. Let’s end this here only.
Chanda agrees. Ashoka got his throne. Serve your motherland now. Don’t forget that this hasn’t stained your name. Remember that Sushim had to be deprived of his father’s love for 14 years because of you. this time the same will happen with a kid for his entire life. She turns to go. He tells her to stop but she refuses to stay here. It will be better to die rather than stay here with the one who killed my husband. I and my kid are going away from you leaving behind the ashes of your Badi Ma and elder brother with you. You killed them after all! She keeps the pots full of ashes before Ashoka. A mother, a wife, a daughter, a princess and mostly, a woman curses you! You killed your Badi Ma thereby doing adharma. You snatched father from my unborn kid, my husband from me! You will also be alone one day. You may become Chakravartin Samrat Ashoka but I curse you, you will have no one to share your happiness with that day. I curse you and your family. These pots of ashes will always remind you of your dark days! Everyone looks shocked. Chanda walks out of the courtroom.
Ashoka says I can understand how many battles a single mother bears to raise her kid. I don’t want anyone to bear the troubles my mother or any such woman had to go through. I have decided to bring Chanda back in the palace. She deserves to be here. Acharya RG says I understand you are moved by Chanda’s words. Think of political matters too. Bringing her here can have adverse effects. Ashoka does not want any kid to be born with negative thoughts. CHanda was right. A kid is raised well with positive thoughts. Every kid, be it royal or ordinary, has a right over Patliputra. Who are we to decide anything? We cannot decide anything on the basis of the fact that his father was a traitor! Don’t forget that it will be the first kid of the family. If he deserves throne then he will get that too. Mahamatya seconds Acharya RG. Ashoka refuses to punish Chanda for Sushim’s wrongdoings.
Kaurvaki asks him why he feels Chanda is innocent. Dint she know everything about Sushim and the kind of person he was? No, she knew what she was getting into. People who support sinners are sinners too! Mandodari never supported Ravan. She always tried to show him the right path. She never supported him in his sins. Chanda dint stop Sushim when her family supported Sushim. Sushim would have been alive today. It was more of a deal than marriage. We shouldn’t be sympathetic to such people. Everyone knows Sushim was a devil even before you returned to Patliputra. You yourself know how he has abused kids, people. You have killed a devil. Stop blaming yourself. As a king, this should be your first challenge. Will you get emotional or tactical? It isn’t easy but your decision will affect the lives of many people and of future too! Devi is worried of curse but Kaurvaki speaks of what the ruler must give priority too. Justice cannot be where fear is. Equality cannot be there too! Chanda was no more than a woman who lost her mind. We can compensate but not this way. Acharya RG and Mahamatya support Kaurvaki. Ashoka thanks Kaurvaki. I was swayed by emotions. From on onwards I will only focus on my dream of building united India. Acharya RG and Mahamatya leave.
Devi stops Kaurvaki. I want to talk to you about something important. You both should get married. Ashoka calls it impossible but Devi insists. Kaurvaki completes Ashoka. You both are made for each other. I have thought it well. We were married for some reason. That’s fulfilled now. How will I support Ashoka? Kaurvaki says you will learn. I do love Ashoka but I cannot become the second wife or second woman of someone’s life. I will always stand by Ashoka’s side whenever he will need me but not as his second wife. Devi tries to object but Ashoka tells her to stop. I respect you. it isn’t easy for any woman to think of such a sacrifice. You may forget but I remember my promise to Ma. I said I will accept you as my wife. I married you. I cannot marry again. I have seen how my Ma used to yearn for her husband’s attention. Father made every possible attempt but I wont make that mistake ever. Kaurvaki tells Devi not to think of this ever again in future. I only want you both to stay happily together.
Devi looks emotionally at sleeping Vit. Devi touches Ashoka’s feet while he is sleeping. Their wedding flashes before her eyes. forgive me for not taking your permission before leaving. You don’t understand that you need Kaurvaki and not me to fulfil your motive.
Acharya RG asks Devi where she is headed to. She replies that she is leaving MAgadh for forever. Promise me that you will make Ashoka marry KAurvaki. He says you know Ashoka wont do that ever. She has faith in him that he will make it happen. I take your permission to leave. Please allow me to go!
Kaurvaki greets Ashoka good morning. I am going to Kalinga but I am happy as I am able to say goodbye to you this time. I dint look back at you when we parted ways last time. He nods. I was surely waiting for you to turn. Vit tells Ashoka that Bhabhi is nowhere to be seen. Acharya RG says she left last night. Ashoka asks him why he dint stop her. Acharya RG says I was bound by her promise. Kaurvaki knows where Devi would have gone to. I will go get her.
Devi prays in a temple for Ashoka. Kaurvaki says even God wont support when your decision is wrong. It is crime. What were you thinking? Devi reasons that Ashoka’s life is joined with her. Ashoka needs to rule and he needs you by his side. She vomits. Kaurvaki gets concerned. God has taken decision for us. They share a hug.
Devi comes to Ashoka’s room. He asks her where she went. I was sure you would listen to Kaurvaki. Devi says I dint hear her. I came because I am pregnant with your child. He is overwhelmed to hear the news. We should thank Kaurvaki> Devi shares that she left from there only. Ashoka knew she wont ever look back.
Mahamatya explains to Samrat Ashoka that many states have agreed to support them while some who support Chanda’s state are still opposing. Vit comes running. Father wrote a letter for you when we returned after defeating Unani’s. Ashoka reads it. Bindu accepts understanding Ashoka’s true calibre too late. I don’t know if I will be alive to say this all to you. I am sure though that when you will become Samrat you will build United India. I know you wont repeat the mistakes I made as a father and Samrat. Do anything you have to to unite all states of India. Problem will stay put if even one King opposes your decision, especially Kalinga. Till date I am known as the son of great Chandragupta Maurya but I am sure history will later know me as the father of Chakravartin Samrat Ashoka! This will be the most proud moment for me. Ashoka announces that all the doubts are clear now. We will attack on Kalinga.
War is shown. Devi gives birth to a baby boy. Vit names him Mahendra. Devi says Ashoka should have been here right now but he is in the warzone. Vit tells her not to worry. With Mahendra’s arrival, the war will be over soon and Bhaiya will return.
The war continues.
Ashoka plays with younger Mahendra. I wasn’t with you (Devi) when Mahendra was born but I promise to end war and be with you at the time of our next baby’s birth. I will always stay with our kids then. She goes to get water for him. Ashoka tells Mahendra he has to build United India and puts him down. Mahendra picks up a knife and cries. Devi is shocked to see him bleeding. She rebukes Ashoka for not taking care of his son. He is bleeding. Ashoka tells her that Mahendra is the son of a brave father. calm down Mahendra. He ends up scolding Mahendra for crying like a woman. Devi asks him if he is saying so. You lost your Ma and Kaurvaki. You aren’t the same Ashoka today. You have turned into Maha Chand. I wont let the shadow of such person fall on my kid! She walks out with her son. Ashoka shouts at her to go like everyone else did. Do remember that Ashoka wont fall weak ever.
Acharya RG says I never thought I will see this face of you too. This isn’t the path that Acharya Chanakya chose for you. Ashoka turns his attention to Mahamatya again. Tell me the name of the state. Acharya RG begins to go. Mahamatya tries to stop him but Ashoka tells him to focus on their mission. It doesn’t matter who stays or leaves. Which state is that? Mahamatya takes Kalinga’s name. Ashoka orders him to attack on Kalinga in that case. Mahamatya reminds him of Kaurvaki. Ashoka insists that no one matters to him before his dream of United India.
Another war is shown (this time between Kalinga and Magadh). At night, Mahamatya shares that only a handful of men are alive. They have lots of resources left. Ashoka suggests him to organize a royal treat in his name with the resources later. Mahamatya nods and leaves. Kaurvaki comes there. He says I was expecting your arrival but weren’t you scared coming here. She says she would have been afraid if she had come to meet Samrat Ashoka but her Ashoka. She says how you could think Kalinga came to beg you something. Kalinga does not know how to bend down. I dint come here as a princess. We will fight with one another tomorrow. I don’t know what will happen then. I came to meet that Ashoka who went too far from everyone. Ashoka tells Kaurvaki he needs no lecture. I want to make my present. It will only happen when I will fulfil my Guru and father’s dream. I don’t want to give any other explanation. She retorts that she dint want one. I came to meet my Ashoka. Forgive me for coming here. She turns to go but he asks her to stop. I want you to stay back for me for two minutes. will you spend some time with me?
Ashoka rows the boat while Kaurvaki looks at him. They think of their childhood moments. Ashoka says we would have been together today if fate was on our side. she replies that he never went far from her.
Next morning, war resumes once again between Kalinga and Magadh. Ashoka mercilessly kills everyone who comes in his way. Kaurvaki too is fighting. Ashoka mistakenly hits Kaurvaki while her face is covered with a veil. He holds her in his arms. Their happy moments together flash before her eyes. Is this your united India? So many people lost their lives for it so you can become Samrat! Did you get your peaceful and free India? You dreamt of the country where there is love but you filled it with dead bodies and pain. If you have ever loved me truly then look around you once. Tell me if you will ever be able to forget this scene? It is enough Ashoka. Stop now. You cannot build United India by killing so many people. Build it like you had planned it! She gets up and walks away. Ashoka falls down. Ashoka thinks of what he had wanted since childhood and thinks of his family members.
Devi keeps her hand on his shoulder. This isn’t end but the beginning of a new chapter. It isn’t your destiny to be only Chakravartin Samrat Ashoka. Your journey is too long. You were born to fill everyone’s lives with happiness. It is time to fulfil that mission.
Ashoka left to find happiness. Stories about him prove how he accepted his mistakes and learnt lessons from them. There was no other Samrat like him ever again!