THURSDAY UPDATE ON ASHOKA SAMRAT – EPISODE 192 ON JOY PRIME
Ahankara notices Sushim asking a servant to bring Ashoka. She decides to divert his mind till Ashoka returns to palace. She goes inside Dharma’s room. Sushim angrily follows her inside. You love disobeying me, right? He forcibly feeds her something. She falls on the floor owing to his pushing her. He steps across her and leaves. Ahankara was well aware of his reaction. But I saved Ashoka from your anger. I wonder if he is still back or not!
All the citizens have gathered near the place where the refugees will be hanged. They are sad as Agradoot has not come to help them. One of Acharya’s guys look for Ashoka. People talk about the incident. They are not happy with Sushim ruling Magadh. He is a ruthless ruler. Something like this has never happened before! Sushim comes there. He orders the soldiers to hang the refugees. Agradoot / Ashoka is on his way. Sushim adds that this is a warning for everyone. If anyone revolts against Magadh or supports Agradoot then they will be killed! The refugees remark that he can kill them but not the feeling that they will leave behind in the people. You will then realise your folly! Sushim repeats his orders.
Agradoot frees the refugees by cutting their ropes using his dagger. The refugees are happy to see him. Agradoot / Ashoka steps forward. Everyone starts cheering for Agradoot which angers Sushim all the more. Catch him! Agradoot / Ashoka beats the soldiers. Sushim says it is interference in Magadh’s justice. Everyone present here is a witness to what you have done. You have challenged the authority of the substitute king! Agradoot / Ashoka calls him foolish to trust the corrupted officials of the state. A common person has to raise his voice then. Sushim calls him a liar but Agradoot / Ashoka talks about proof. Agradoot / Ashoka brings the sack of looted money. This is the same money which was to be distributed to the refugees but your corrupted official hid it in a cave. You supported him insted. You cheated your people. Now that official is nowhere to be found. Distribute it amongst the people who deserve it. They have been cheated. Sushim wants all of the refugees to be caught. they cannot escape with the looted money. All the refugees stand guard before Agradoot / Ashoka. Agradoot / Ashoka says his mission here is complete for now. But I will come back to help people in case they are unable to take care of themselves. I will help them in getting justice. People cheer once again for Agradoot. Sushim aims his dagger at Agradoot. He gets hurt.
Sushim wants the refugees to be arrested. Agradoot ran away from here today because of him. Samrat Bindusar loudly demands to know what is happening here. Sushim and everyone is taken aback to see him. people cheer for Agradoot once again. Sushim somehow quietens them. He greets his father next. Bindusar is curious about Agradoot. Sushim calls him a traitor but Bindusar reasons that citizens don’t praise traitors. Who are these people who were to be hanged? What have they done? Acharya Chanakya’s disciple says they are Ashoka’s friends. Sushim calls them revolutionaries. They have looted treasury and killed people. Their crimes have been proved. Bindusar wants them to be free. I want to talk to Ashoka. People cheer for Bindusar.
Ashoka is by the riverside. I had faith in father. Now everything will be fine. The refugees will be free. They will be given justice. I wont have to be a traitor anymore. I will tell everything to father! I am so anxious to meet him today.
Sushim tells his mother that father has insulted him in front of everyone. Charumita scolds him for getting too aggressive. You killed Purshottam as well! I cannot handle Ashoka. What all should I take care of? Sushim is clueless what is to be done. How will we make father understand? Charumita wants Mahamadhya to take care of the situation.
Bindusar is upset with Mahamadhya for not informing him even when things went so out of hand. why are the citizens upset is everything was going right? I want to know how this all happened. Mahamadhya shares that they took land from citizens and were given money in return. They are Ashoka’s friends. They lied about not getting any money. They tried to create a negative situation. They were caught for the very same reason. Acharya’s disciple corrects him. Sushim dint listen to them. They were arrested for no reason. Agradoot took them with him. Mahamadhya calls Agradoot a traitor again. Bindusar wants to know who Agradoot is. He keeps his face covered. Sushim, Acharya Akramak and Ashoka failed in catching him. Akramak arrested a few refugees. They were decided to be given death penalty. He talks in Sushim’s favours. Acharya’s disciple reminds him that he wanted Sushim to wait till Bindusar’s return. Ashoka spoke in his friends’ favour but all his pleas went unheard. His words came out to be true when he presented the looted money before everyone. Mahamadhya talks about Purshottam. He himself said that he distributed the money amongst all the refugees. Bindusar demands to meet Purshottam. They both leave. Bindusar wants to meet Agradoot. He did what I expected fromm Sushim!
Ashoka gets happy thinking that the refugees must be happy today. wish I could also see their happy faces!
Bindusar wants to know who the one who took land from the people is. I have to find out who that person is and punish him! His Rani’s walk in. Bindusar smiles as he looks at Dharma. Charumita is angry when he talks all sweetly to Dharma. Dharma clearly tells Bindusar that she is not a Vaid but his Rani. Vaid will take care of you. Behave with me just like a Raja behaves with a Rani! Bindusar looks at her in shock.
Precap: Ashoka climbs up inside his room from his window with great difficulty. Sushim is in the corridor. He wants to find out Agradoot so he can prove his stance to father. He hears some sound. He peeks inside Ashoka’s room. He is shocked to realise that Ashoka is actually Agradoot.