ASHOKA SAMRAT UPDATE ON FRIDAY EPISODE 323–324 ON JOY PRIME
Soldiers are having a hard time controlling Ashoka. They take Sushim to Raj Vaid. Bindu says I will make a final decision on you (Ashoka) right away. Acharya RG suggests him to find out the truth behind Ashoka’s words. Bindu says what truth. Can Sushim, Charu, Helena, Siamak, Mahamatya kill Acharya Chanakya? Can it be believed? Plus on what basis? Ashoka says a person who is about to die never lies. Helena told me everything while breathing her last. Siamak and Bindu panic. They head towards the jail. A tearful Dharma insists to go to Ashoka. Daasi’s stop her as she is in pain. Dharma says it will get late if I don’t go to Ashoka now.
Bindu comes in jail. Helena is in pain. Helena says I want to tell you I lied to you that I hated you only after Justin’s death. Truth is I only instilled hatred and jealousy in Justin. It was my wish to see him on the throne. He was only fulfilling my wish against his wish. He was so dedicated towards his mother that he took all the blames of my mistake on himself. All the attacks that have happened on you till date were done by me. I knew it long before you that Dharma is alive. I tried a lot to kill her. Whenever I tried to hut Maurya’s Ashoka and Chanakya did not let it happen. Ashoka was the helper of Chanakya and saved everyone every single time. He became an obstacle in my way ultimately. I thought to get you killed by his hands to get him out of my way. Bindu sits down next to her. I dint know a mother can be like this also. Ashoka says she was not alone. There were a lot more people who were involved in Acharya Chanakya’s death. She will tell you. Ask her. Helena denies doing or saying anything like that. I did hate Chanakya but I wanted him to live so he could see Maurya lineage losing. I wanted him to see Unani wining. It did not happen though. She holds Bindu’s hand. I have only one wish. I couldn’t accept this land till date even when it gave me everything. I only disrespected it. Do me a favour. Bury me in this land against Unani tradition. I couldn’t be one with this land by heart but I can be with my body. Will you fulfil my wish son? He holds her hand. She dies.
Bindu asks the soldiers to take Ashoka away. They comply.
Raj Vaid nurses Sushim’s wounds. Charu is all panicked. Ashoka hurt my son second time. I wont let him escape now.
Bindu says you (Ashoka) only said a while ago that a person cannot lie on his deathbed. Helena died before me. She justified it that you were lying. You have fallen so low. You chose to take the name of a person who was about to die so you could make sure all those you blame could be out of your way of throne. Ashoka tells him to think whatever he wants. I wont give any explanation. Do remember though. Whatever my future will be, the war is still not over! I will make sure none of you get to live till the last drop of my blood. I told you beforehand I will come after you all the day I get a proof against you. He tries to reach out to Mahamatya but the soldiers pull the chains tightly. Mahamatya looks scared. Bindu says you are right. You have become Chandasahoka. Palace does not suit an animal like you. Jungle will suit you. Today, I Bindusar Maurya, not just banishes you from this palace but also from Magadh Empire. I order you to be killed the moment you are seen inside Magadh’s vicinity. Everyone is stunned except Siamak, Charu and Mahamatya.
Bindu tells Ashoka that he still loves him somewhat which is why he dint give him death penalty. I am penalising you to live away from this land. You will have to live without your motherland. You will just look from far but wont be able to do anything for Magadh. It will break your arrogance when you will see Magadh prospering in your absence. This arrogance rose in you after Acharya Chanakya’s trust on you. I am snatching your dream from you. Now you have neither motherland nor a vision nor a promise. I punished you to live like a
Dharma screams in pain. Ashoka shouts Ma. Bindu makes the Daasi’s take Dharma to her room. Ashoka requests him to be with his mother for a minute but Bindu refuses. I wont let your shadow fall on my son. He is dragged away by the soldiers. He urges Acharya RG to allow him to meet his mother once. Siamak thinks Rajmata’s sacrifice dint go in vain. One son is fighting for life while the other is in jail. Now Magadh has only one option – me!
Dharma refuses to give birth to baby without Ashoka. Daasi sends someone to inform Bindu.
Bindu asks Mahamatya to make preps for Helena’s last rites. Mahamatya leaves. Acharya RG requests Bindu to let Ashoka be with his mother in this condition. Daasi informs him about Dharma’s condition. Dharma asks Bindu to let her son meet and see Ashoka. I don’t want to bring my son in a world where the situation is bad. He gives in. You have to listen to the lady though. I have lost enough already. I cannot lose anything anymore. Forgive me for my lie.
Bindu buries Helena. We forgive you for whatever you did with us. May your soul rest in peace.
Dharma shouts for Ashoka. Ashoka shouts for help. Take me to my mother. She needs me. is anyone there? Bindu comes there. Ashoka says you are upset with me. Don’t punish my mother for this. She needs me now. I have to be with you. Bindu says it is all because of your wrong deeds. We would have been welcoming the baby but sadly, he will only see all the wrong things here. He will be born in a place where brothers fight amongst themselves. Sushim is battling for his life. I don’t want your shadow to fall on my son. Ashoka is in tears. If you have loved me even a little then take me to my mother. She needs me. I will leave this palace as soon as she gets fine. Bindu replies he does not even have pity to give him. He turns to go. Ashoka calls Bindu father but Bindu corrects him. I am Samrat Bindusar for you from today! I have no relation with you anymore. I am dead for you and your father is dead for you. I take away all the rights from you of any relation. You will go alone. Think that you became an orphan yet again. Ashoka looks at him as he leaves. Ashoka cries. I wish I could tell you, explain to you that you are not separating me from you but truth. He screams Ma!
Ashoka walks out with Acharya RG and soldiers. He recalls all the happy moments spent with everyone especially his father; of Chanakya’s last words. He looks at the palace sadly. Siamak and Mahamatya look on happily. Ashoka says it is ironical. When I wanted to go away from this palace and Patliputra then Acharya Chanakya dint let me. Now that I want to live here to fulfil his dream I am being thrown out of here. I couldn’t do anything for my Guru, my mother or motherland. I cheated all of them.
Dharma screams Ashoka. The baby is finally born. Daasi takes the baby boy to Bindu to seek his blessings.
Ashoka touches dirt. Bindu looks at him from the palace. Ashoka is angry to see him. He wipes his tears. I would have accepted any punishment but you dint even let me meet my mother before leaving. You kept me away from her blessing. You separated me from the newborn so mercilessly. You said we share nothing from today onwards. Relations are made and broken from both the ends. You might have broken it but I dint break it then but I do it now from my side too. You are not my father from now onwards, Samrat Bindusar! I will never forgive you.
Daasi informs Bindu that Dharma was blessed with a son. He is happy. How is rani Dharma? Daasi says she is fine and shows him the baby. He extends his hand to reach out for the baby when Charu asks him if he ever worries about anyone else other than Dharma and the baby. Maybe this time Sushim wont be able to leave. Bindu goes with her. Daasi is shocked to realise Samrat dint hold his own baby.
Bindu sits down next to an unconscious Sushim. Forgive me son, I couldn’t save. You kept telling me how Ashoka is losing control but I dint pay heed to you. I punished your culprit finally. I have banished him from Magadh. He will never come back in our life now. You stayed angry with me after his entry in our lives but it will change now. Please don’t leave me son. Sushim moves his fingers. Mahamatya notices the same. Charu and everyone are relieved to see Sushim opening his eyes. Bindu advises him to rest and not worry about anything. He leaves. Charu sits down on the bed. Sushim signals Mahamatya to lean in. There is only one punishment for Ashoka – death! We need someone who can kill him ruthlessly. Go ahead and kill that Daasi-putra! Mahamatya thinks he will have to call Yam only to kill Ashoka. I will have to go to cemetery for the same.
Vaid tells Bindu that Dharma is not gaining conscious. If he wont wake up till next 4 days then. He sends everyone out. I know you are angry with me for separating your son from you. I was helpless before my duty. I followed the dharma of a king. I cannot apologize as I dint do anything wrong. You too will realise after some years Ashoka was wrong. But our other son came on the same day with a ray of hope. Wake up for him if not me. Dharma dreams of Ashoka (dressed in Shree Ram’s attire). He suddenly begins to laugh evilly and turns into Ravan. He begins to hurt everyone in his anger. Now you will see my Chand Avatar. She wakes screaming no! Bindu lies to Dharma that he is resting in the adjacent room. I will bring him. She asks for Ashoka.
Mahamatya comes to cemetery looking for Yam. Yam shows him the skulls of the people who he killed with his own hands. It gives you peace to sleep next to them. Mahamatya gives him money. You will get more once work is done. Yam agrees.
Bindu finally tells Dharma Ashoka left from here. He couldn’t bear the guilt of his crimes. He couldn’t even face you. Dhamra is sure it cannot be. He cannot leave his mother like this. I saw a very bad dream about him. Daasi brings their new baby just now. Bindu advises Dharma to focus on the little baby as he needs her now. I will make preps to announce his birth. He goes out. Raj Vaid congratulates Dharma. He looks at the baby. This baby is very Tejasvi. He will bring peace in everyone’s life. Why do you look worried? She shares her dream with him. Raj vaid says such dreams are not unusual. I feel Ashoka will have to go through really tough times (through a dark tunnel). If he spends 10-12years then he will become Samrat surely but the way ahead is really tough. Maybe his end is in this dark tunnel only.
Ashoka comes to Acharya Chanakya’s room. He reminisces Chanakyas words of him becoming Samrat of Magadh one day and of Bindu calling him orphan. I did become an orphan today Acharya! You told me you came looking for me. You trusted me with your dream when I dint know even myself. I was clay. You shaped me and guided me but I am defeated today. Forget about fulfilling your dream I couldn’t even save my family from breaking apart. Acharya RG keeps his hand on Ashoka’s shoulder. I understand your pain but always remember that change is the law of nature. Nothing is constant, neither bad time nor good time. Ashoka says you said the right thing. Change is about to happen. A lot will change now. Will you do me a favour? Acharya RG nods. Your Samrat broke relations with me and has no control over me now. This is his biggest mistake as no one can stop me now. Go and tell me that not mine but the bad time of that royal family has begun from today.
Bindu asks Dharma where she is heading. Dharma says the dream is true. He will turn into Chand if I don’t stop him today. he needs his mother. Bindu tells her to forget him. Ashoka is not our son anymore. We have only one son who is in your hands. She asks him how he can stop a mother from meeting her son. He reasons he can stop his wife atleast. She refuses to accept it. He says if you meet Ashoka then you will also be called a culprit. Both you and your son will be banished from this land. You will lose your son and husband then. The choice is yours now – husband or son?
Precap: Ashoka says I will come back to his mother, his brother and to fulfil my Guru’s vision of united India. Grown up Ashoka is shown.