Ashoka comes home. Vit is happy to see him. Dharma tells him not to tell his brother anything. Vit nods. He runs out to meet his brother.
Ashoka shows Garud to Vit. Vit is thrilled to see him. Ashoka asks about Nirankush. Vit replies that he went back to his palace. Some important person came to meet him. Ashoka does not sense anything wrong in his tone or words. Where is Ma? She should have known I am here. Seems like she is still angry. Dharma says you went to Kumbha because I asked you to. Why to be angry then? This horse is very beautiful. You both have come from a long journey. She asks Vit to feed something to the horse. She next tells Ashoks to take bath. Vit goes. Ashoka asks his mother about the change in her behaviour towards him. Why sudden love towards me? She is confused. You are living with so much anger and hatred inside you that you cannot see the love and affection in your mother’s angry words. Or probably you don’t want to see it. She leaves sadly. Ashoka says we have learnt only one thing from each other in all these years – to hide our pain from one another. If you could see then you would have understood that I am not just tired but defeated as well. I have lost another chance to take revenge from Sushim.
Dharma thanks Acharya RG and Nayak for saving them by risking their lives. They leave from there and so does all the other persons who went before Sushim pretending to be Dharma, Vit and Chand / Ashoka. Ashoka enters inside. Ma kept water but. Devi stops him. Where is my Prasad? You would have taken a dip in Kumbha Mela and offered Prasad to Shiv ji. I am asking for that only. Ashoka says I heard someone asking for something else other than rent for the first time. So I was surprised. Dhaniram tells him not to worry about rent anymore. Ashoka is confused. Dhaniram lies. We have waited for so much time already. We will wait a little more. Such people have started to come to this house that it will be good for me not to make any small demands to you. Ashoka wonders if this change is because of Nirankush or something else. I find it very different now. Dharma gives him something. Ashoka goes. Dharma thanks Devi and Dhaniram for their help. But make sure that Chand should not know about Sushim coming here. They nod.
Nirankush paces tensed. Sushim will someday realise that he lost his prey because of me. plus I lied to him too. I only have one solution. I will arrest Chand and hand him over to Sushim. Soldier says how it is possible. They are very smart. Chand ran away right before our eyes while Dharma very smartly brought someone else in front of Sushim as Chand’s mother. Nirankush says that only confirmed my doubts. That woman is Rani Dharma and Chand is Rajkumar Ashoka. We will have to do something to bring out their truth. Ordinary people love their own lives while extraordinary people love the lives of their loved ones more than themselves.
Vit is feeding grass to Garud. He tells his friends that his brother brought him. Have you every seen such a beautiful horse? His friends say he would have looked more beautiful if he had the same saddle like Sushim. Vit says Bhaiya does not like such things. He asks Garud the same question. Garud neighs. The kids smell tasty food as they see a servant taking ladoos. Vit assures them they will have Bhoj today. He signals Garud. Garud runs towards the main door of the palace to divert the attention of the guards. They chase him. Vit runs inside stealthily.
Vit steals ladoos. A servant notices the empty plate. Soldier calls out after Vit. He is running away with food. Vit and his friends enjoy ladoors. They run away as soldiers come there. Vit gets caught. Vit shouts to be freed. Soldiers take him inside.
Kaurvaki is on her way to Ujjaini. She checks the wind’s direction and decides to go in that direction only. Bela asks her why she is so sure she will find him there only. Kaurvaki replies that faith is beyond logics. I don’t know why I have this faith but it is there. I only know this.
Nirankush holds Vit’s face tightly. Your brother enjoys playing hide and seek. We will play the same game today. I will see if your brother can find you or not. Vit shouts to be freed.
Ashoka is eating. Dharma is worried for Vit. Ashoka says he must be playing with his friend. Garud comes back alone. Ashoka and Dharma go out but don’t find Vit. Vit’s friend informs them that Nirankush’s soldiers took Vit with them. Everyone is shocked. Ashoka leaves with Garud. Devi holds Dharma as she cries thinking of Vit.
Soldiers chase Vit in jungle. He runs with a piece of cloth in his mouth and tied hands. Ashoka reaches palace. He holds soldier’s throat angrily. Tell me where is Vit if you want to be alive. Soldier replies that he wont find out anything this way. Play hide and seek or surrender if you want to find your brother. More soldiers surround Ashoka. The soldier warns Ashoka not to act smart. It can put Vit’s life in risk.
The same soldier blindfolds Ashoka’s eyes. He leaves him in jungle as soon as Nirankush waves red flag. Soldier tells Ashoka to go look for his brother. If you remove the blindfold then Vit will be killed at the very moment. Go now. Ashoka shouts angrily. He screams Vit. Vit hears him. Soldiers remove the cloth from Vit’s mouth. He screams Bhaiya. Ashoka begins to run as soon as he hears his voice. Nirankush enjoys it from far. Soldiers are still chasing Vit. Ashoka falls down and gets hurt many times as he runs. Vit keeps shouting for his brother. Save me, Bhaiya. NIrankush enjoys seeing Ashoka getting hurt. Vit stops just in time before he was going to fall in a cliff. Ashoka is headed there. The soldiers hit him with a whip. Ashoka beats them freeing his hands. Vit laughs seeing it. Soldiers flee for cover. One soldier picks up Vit who shouts in fear. Ashoka runs towards them. He hits the soldier who lets go of Vit and falls down. Ashoka frees Vit’s hands and hugs him. Nirankush is disappointed.
Vit apologizes to his brother. I got greedy and stole because of which. Ashoka denies. You don’t have to apologise. This was not for you but for me. Culprit is the one who force us to do something wrong or try to change our path. He notices the wound on Vit’s hand. He hugs him and looks angry. They hurt you. You lost blood. Now they will lose blood. They have given you pain. Now I will tell them what pain is. They will have to lose their life. They will have to pay for your every wound.
Dharma is aghast and apalled to find her son taken away, and is grievng at the door, while others try and calm her down, that ashoka has gone to get him. The horse turns away. she is however overwhelmed to her her son calling out to her, and she rushes screaming his namd, and tightly hugs him. all are overjoyed. she kisses him galore, and then finds him wounded, and gets concerned and asks where is ashoka. she asks where is ashoka. he replies that he has gone to nirnkush to kill him, as a punishment for what he did to him. she rushes away from there, while all are tensed. she runs on the road and finally catches up on ashoka, walking hastily on the road, in a bid to reach nirankush faster.
He sees her, and angrily glares at her asking her not to stop him today, as today he wont listen to her, and shall punish the person who gave veet such pain. she asks if he never thinks of anything else but revenge, and cant he see, as she gets hurt, despite any of her sons getting hurt, doesnt she feel the pain, and from what she saw today, does he see her getting frutrated and disturbed, like he is, getting overwhelmed with the emotions, and taking his life. she says that she wont let him do this today, and that she wont allow him to break the world peace for his inner peace, and in an ordering manner, takes his hand, and turns him around, while he walks with her, rather complacently.
Meanwhile nirankush thinks that this is the right time to get ashoka in their grip, as he would come here to avenge the brother’s wounds, and orders his men to catch him alive, this time, as if they fail they wont stay alive. his army leader asks how is he so sure that he shall come. nirankush guffaws that a person who can come and toil so hard and shed his blood, to save his brother, how would he stay quiet after seeing the young brother’s wounds, and shall definitely come back with a vengeance for revenge.
After having waited much, the army leader tells nirankush that ashoka would have arrived by no, if he had to, and that as far as he knows him, he is much more shrewd and knew that if he came here single handedly, he would be outnumbered, and therefore to save his life, he didnt come and must have run away. nirankush is enraged and says that he shall catch him alive.
Dharma is busy packing her stuff, asking veet to hurry up too while ashoka fumingly complies. he doesnt allow her to throw away the cloth thats a mark of his revenge. she complies. just then, dhaniram comes in and is boggled and bothered to see them preparing to leave, and says that they could have stayed here, and he knows he might have been angry and demanding at times, but he didnt mean any of it, as now even the rent is paid. she asks him not to think so, as whatever he did, they are grateful and they had to face much due to her, and she wouldnt want to put them and other people in trouble due to them now. his daughter comes and says that this is not the right time to leave. she says that this is the right time, to stealthily abscond. vit tells that he has finished packing. his daughter then goes and gives veet, that he forgot the laddoos, that he is so fond of, and feeds one himself, while he too reciprocates. all are overwhelmed to see this. veet asks her not to hurry as they shall keep coming to visit her, and asks her to keep practising boomerang. dhaniram gets emotional seeing the go. veet amuses them all, giving him his own dhoti for tears. ashoka tensedly, thanks him for letting them stay here, and if they unintentionally hurt them, he apologises. she says that they shouldnt delay any longer.
All gather up, to bid a tearful departure to ashoka and dharma, with veet, while they re oblivious of nirankush increasingly approaching them. they are gone by the time, dhani ram find nirankush with his army, in front of him. his daughter is tensed. he asks dhniram where is ashoka. he replies that they have gone. he is enraged, and demands to know where have they gone. his army catches them, and keeping them captive, he orders for their house to be burnt. they are aghast and watch helplessly, as nirankush burns down their entire house, and it rises up in flames.
Dharma and her family start their tiresome journey. vit complains of hunger. ashoka asks them to rest for sometime as they have been waiting for long. they comply. he gets them both down the horse, while she eyes him concenedly. he asks them to wait here, while asking garud, the horse, to take care of the family, while he forages for food. he finally comes across some wild berries, and then suddenly remembers how he had warned kaurvaki from not eating the same type of berries, when they were young, ince they were poisonous. he thinks that she stays alive in his memories, and that once he saved her frome ating those, and today her memory saved him and his family from eating these. he thinks that her memories saved him and his family yet again, and wonders why isnt she near to him, and asks why does this happen to him, that everyone who he loves, leaves him.
Meanwhile, in another part of the jungle, kaurvaku in her tent, gazes at the moon, while bela gets her food. she refuses saying that he isnt hungry. bela asks her not to ignore food, as she has to travel a long journey ahead. but she says that if she keeps resting like this, it would unnecessarily delay her meeting ashoka, and wishes for water. bela leaves. kaurvaki wonders where would ashoka be and in what condition, oblivious of their proximity.
Ashoka comes out of the jungle, and veet is disppointed to find him without food. ashoka clarifies to dharma that there arent any fruits around. they sit down to rest. vit is extremely hungry, while she asks him to have patience. ashoka cites this as her fault, saying tht her swear tied her hands, or else he would have dealt with nirankush by now, and they wouldnt have been foraging right now for food, and that those who are culprits are walking free, whereas they who are innocent, are being punished. she asks him to conquer the inner enemy, first, before external ones, as till he isnt able to control his own anger and emotions, he wouldnt talk about defeating any other enemy, or going to pataliputra. he hastily gets up. he then finds a ight and thinks that he might have arranged for food, oblivious that ts kaurvaki’s tent. she asks him to give her his anger, and that she shall go. he is aghast that the queen of magadh, and shall beg for food. she says that situation and time change anything. he asks what if she is recognise. she says that she can brave any problem when it comes to her family. she leaves with vit, covering her face, while ashoka tensedly watches from a distance.
While she approaches the tent, kaurvaki goes inside. the guard asks who are they and what are they doing here. she asks for food, just for the son. he says that this is the princess’ area,and restrcted, and taunts that when she couldnt feed, why di she give birth. she is aghast to hear this. kaurvaki steps out, asking how dare he talk to a woman like this, and endearingly calls out to vit, reprimanding the guard of having basic decency and mannerisms. he is ashamed. she apologises to dharma on his behalf. dharma is overwhelmed. kaurvaki is amused to see vit, who asks for food. she asks him to stay put, while she herself goes inside and gets food for him. he is thrilled to see it, while dharma smiles.
Meanwhile, ashoka wonders whats taking so long, and decides that he should go and check on dharma. garud reminds him, and he says that he knows he has been told not to hit, but not restricted him on going. from a distance, under the tree, he observes her giving food to vit, unble to identify her. his shadow causes kaurvaki to wonder, when dharma identifies him as her son, that being of strong built, its shameful that they have to beg, in his presence. dharma says that time is most powerful, and the best of kings bow down. kaurvaki apologises, for having spoken hastily and hurting her. dharma is overwhelmed to know that she is apologising. kaurvaki feels a sudden strange connection to her and the silhouette under the tree, oblivious that its her ashoka. the screen freezes on his shadow.