Chakravartin Ashoka Samrat 19th July 2016 Written Episode
Bindu and all the family members come out of the palace. They see a donkey there. Bindu signals Nayak to get the message. Nayak reads the letter silently. Bindu asks him to read aloud. Nayak says you are surprised Bindusar. He goes quiet so Ashoka takes it from him. Don’t you remember that (even Ashoka goes quiet but Bindu insists upon him to read it). Ashoka complies. Don’t you remember that donkeys take message for a donkey and not horse? I like dogs. Their tails never go straight and they are forever loyal to their owner. I too have one such loyal dog with me named Nirankush. I know you need him. You can try to do anything but you wont be able to take him from here. I can give him to you. I have a condition though. I want Ashoka to come to meet me alone to get Nirankush.
But how will Ashoka find me? Will he be able to find me? I have heard that he is a deserving candidate of the throne. I have heard a lot about him especially of Chand Ashoka. You have to send Ashoka to get Nirankush. The consequence will not be good if you try to do something else instead of what I have asked for – Virat. Ashoka crumples the letter. Bindu says I understood everything except who this Virat is. Why is he insisting upon calling Ashoka to him alone and without a weapon?
Virat reads a letter (flashback most probably). You are taking shelter to Magadh’s traitor. You can get money in return of him if you hand him over to Magadh. But if you win over Ashoka then Magadh will be doomed. Virat is surprised to know that there is some well wisher of him in Magadh. How did he send me this letter? Surprisingly, such good people still exist in the world!
Ashoka says it isn’t important as to why he is calling me to him. it is important to know who he is who dared to go against you. Mahamatya calls him a rebel. He hates Rajvanshi. Just like Lord Parshuram had vowed to kill evil kings, Virat too has vowed to kill Rajvanshi’s. Another flashback shows Virat slaying Rajvanshi’s. I have nothing except death to give to you Rajvanshi’s. I have taken birth to lighten your burden from earth. Virat’s eagle kills the Rajvanshi’s. Virat says we will become our own Bhagyavidhata and not any King or Rajvanshi. Flashback ends.
Ashoka wonders why he has not been caught till date. Acharya RG says he is too cunning and smart to be caught. Nayak adds that all the clues always take them an old well but it is a dead end. Ashoka says he has broken all the limits with his words and letters. He has insulted our motherland, our king and all of us. I wont leave him alive. I will surely go to meet him alone that too without any weapon. Bindu says no. this is what he wants. God knows what his intentions are. They certainly don’t seem to be good. I wont allow you to go. Ashoka wants to find Nirankush to figure out Gondna’s truth. Bindu reasons that Gondna is dead. This chapter is also over. Ashoka says pardon me. we cannot let this Virat challenge us or Maurya lineage. It wont be a good message to our people. They wont feel safe if this continues. I will have to go. No one can stop me from doing my duties, not even you. He excuses himself. Sushim, Siamak and Charu look happy.
Kaurvaki is shocked to know about Virat. How can Ashoka agree to go meet him all by himself? He doesn’t know how evil Virat is. Devi asks her if she knows who Virat is. Kaurvaki denies. This guy named Virat seems to be the next problem for Ashoka. He shouldn’t go. I will have to stop him. She turns and finds Ashoka standing there. He walks towards her. She gets emotional as she looks at him. Ashoka signals Devi who quietly leaves the room. Kaurvaki tells Ashoka he cannot go. He covers her mouth. Your Ashoka will talk today. You will only listen. She keeps looking at him lovingly. He says I kept quiet knowing what all you have been through. You left your loved ones, lost some only to gain me. My silence cannot hide the truth that your Ashoka is living under the burden of your love and favours. I bow down before you. I have always gained something from you. I have come today to ask something from you as well. I have come to request you on the basis of whatever place you have given to me in your life, whatever you have thought of me. Kaurvaki says I can even sacrifice my life for you. You know it well. He shares that he has decided to go to Virat. I don’t know if I will come back alive or not. I want you to leave Patliputra and go to your home. Make this meeting as our last one. Forget me and your aim. Promise me you wont disagree. She is in tears. He extends her hand towards her. She keeps her hand in his finally with a heavy heart. They both keep looking at each other. All the childhood memories flash before their eyes. He wipes the tears off her face. A song plays in the background. They lean their heads together as feeling all emotional and sad. He takes a step back and looks at their hands. She looks at him with pleading eyes but he frees his hand from hers and leaves from the room. She is shattered.
Ashoka picks up his sword and walks up to his father. I will take it back from you once I return. Sushim smirks. you will get it only if you come back alive. Bindu says I can live with disrespect but not without you (Ashoka). Ashoka says your heart knows I will come back alive. I had already told you nothing will happen to me till I fulfil my Acharya’s dream (looking pointedly at all the killers of Acharya Chanakya). It isn’t about me but magadh and its pride. I request you to allow me to go. Bindu says you never listened to me. Why will you stay now? you will do what I will not tell you to. He turns to Dharma asking her why she does not stop Ashoka. Why don’t you tell him it is a risk he is taking? His life can be in danger. His parents are ageing. They cannot bear losing him. Dharma says I think our son should go. he is the son of motherland more than us. It is his destiny. we raise our kids thinking they will stand on their feet one day, and become capable to take their own decisions. We worry when they do so. We should never interfere in it as their parents. We should support them always. We shouldn’t stop Ashoka if his wish is to serve motherland. Ashoka smiles. He seeks blessings of his parents. He walks out.
Precap: Kaurvaki says the one I accepted as my husband wants me to go from here. My pain does not matter when he will ask me to do something. Kaurvaki picks up her stuff and begins to go when Dharma shouts after her to stop, calling her Kaurvaki.