Chakravartin Ashoka Samrat 17th August 2016 Written Episode, Written Update on TellyUpdates.com
Much to Dharma’s shock, Bindu put stamp on the papers given to him by Jagannath. Jagannath smirks as he takes / almost snatches the letter from BIndu’s hands. Now Kaurvaki will be Ashoka’s and Magadh’s throne will be ours. Bindu requests him to not let anyone know about this pact till the wedding is over. Neither will Ashoka marry otherwise nor will this pact continue. Jagannath walks out of the room.
A tear escapes Bindu’s eyes. Dharma looks at him.
Devi gets sad / emotional thinking about Kaurvaki scolding her. Why am I doing all this when I am no one to her? She begins to go when Kaurvaki enters. Please forgive me. Devi addresses her as Rajkumari. I have got haldi for you. Kaurvaki stops her. If you will leave me then what will happen to me? Devi replies that
Dharma walks in the corridor thinking about the pact, of Baba’s words. How to talk to Samrat, how to make him understand that this pact will only bring Mahasangram for Magadh? I can alert Raja Jagannath. His actions will bring wrong consequences. But what if he doesn’t trust Baba’s prediction? There will be more problems if he does something wrong. How can I stay quiet even after knowing about the impending danger? I cannot just sit back and not do anything! Only Ashoka can understand this situation. I will talk to him. She stops in her tracks. He will become Chand once again if I tell him about the situation. He might go against his father yet again who knows. This time Samrat might not be able to bear the separation. If they separate now then the enemies will make use of this situation. Outer and inner enemies will come together and it will only bring downfall for Magadh. Or shall I break the wedding or let his trust break by not doing anything? Should I be a selfish mother or a selfish queen? I cannot think of anything. There must be a way out of this situation. She hears a roar and turns startled. She finds the lion of Ashoka’s pillar standing there. It disappears in two seconds but Dharma is puzzled as to what it was.
Devi is helping Kaurvaki get ready. Kaurvaki says after becoming queen I will first of all look for a suitable groom for you and marry you off. Devi walks away a little. I don’t want to marry. Kaurvaki asks her why. You are so worried about Ashoka and my wedding but aren’t worried about yours? I will find a groom like Ashoka for you. I will see how you will say no then. Devi says there is no one like him in the entire world. There is only one Ashoka. Dharma hears them from outside. Kaurvaki jokes that she will make her marry Ashoka then. Devi gets upset. How can you so say? Kaurvaki replies that we will sometimes be friends and sometimes be Soutans. Devi says it seems like you have stopped thinking logically as you are too happy. Kaurvaki asks her if she ever felt anything for Ashoka ever. Did you feel anything towards him when you dint knew about his identity, when he was in your village and living with you? Devi is drawn back to the time. Kaurvaki asks her but Devi says no. Kaurvaki puts haldi on her playfully. You are a liar. You cannot lie to me. Kaurvaki’s mother is taken aback to see the haldi on Devi’s face. This is groom’s haldi. It is only to be put on would be wife. Go and clean your face before someone sees you. Devi leaves. Dharma is in thoughts.
Dharma paces in the corridor. Ashoka notices her thus and goes to her. Devi and Kaurvaki step forward as well. Dharma looks at them worriedly and she thinks of the vision of the war too. She notices Devi in the vision with Ashoka, consoling him, comforting him as he breaks down after the war. Dharma is drawn back to Baba’s words. Ashoka kneels down before his mother. Please allow me to go to Ujjaini. Allow me to go in the war. Devi questions him as to how he can go. Ashoka calls it his dharma. Please bless me Ma. Devi hopes Kaki stops Ashoka. Ashoka says I am sure a mother cannot stop her son from doing her dharma. He extends his hand to touch his mother’s feet but she steps back. Your tilak is done. You wont go out of the palace. Forget Ujjaini I wont allow you to go anywhere. Ashoka is taken aback. Dharma says too many problems have come in your wedding already. We don’t want more. your father has calmed down the situation after so many difficulties. You have to respect it. If you leave from the palace then the situation will go out of hand. You cannot go out of the palace till your wedding. Ashoka says I cannot forget my duties for my wedding. Dharma is helpless. I have reason not to support you today. I have kept you in my womb for 9 months. I give you swear of that. You wont go anywhere till I ask you to. Ashoka and kaurvaki are stunned whereas Devi is happy. Dharma tells Kaurvaki and Ashoka to go in their rooms. You both cannot meet after haldi ritual as per our tradition. It is wrong this way. You will meet Kaurvaki when you will fill her forehead with vermilion. she keeps Ashoka’s hand on her head. promise me you wont go to Ujjaini. He leaves without saying anything. Kaurvaki too heads to her room. Dharma asks Devi if she will support her in her attempts to ward off the wrong from happening. Devi assures her she is always with her. dharma pats at her cheek emotionally.
It is night time. Dharma thinks of all the instances, her visions. How is this possible? Ashoka loves Kaurvaki. She is the best woman for him. She is his reason of happiness. Dharma’s other self says you cannot separate Ashoka and his duties. Dharma reasons that Ashoka has done his duties selflessly always, be it as a son, prince or disciple. I too have some responsibility as a mother. My son has loved something for the first time in his life. How can I snatch it from him? Her other self says if you don’t do it then many people will die. Will you be able to write the story of his praise with their blood? Dharma argues as to why only her son has to make sacrifices always. He dint do anything wrong till date. Why everything goes wrong with him always? If I separate him from Kaurvaki then he will break down. Her other self replies that brave people become great only after getting hurt. This is his destiny. Dharma cannot see her son unhappy. Kaurvaki is his soul. He will die without her. Her other self explains the priorities of a king to Dharma. Foremost, it is peace and happiness. Ashoka is the real heir of Chandragupta Maurya. He is your son later. Will a mother snatch the happiness of so many women, kids? Remember your duties. You will get your answer. Dharma looks at the flag outside. She looks around but her inner self cannot be seen anymore. The vision bothers her once again. She thinks of Acharya Chanakya’s words. Magadh’s development, safety, and respect are Ashoka’s destiny. I dint think everything will happen all at once. A war is happening in Ujjaini. Jagannath too made a pact. There is no surety he will stick to his words. Now I will have to face all the problems. I have to make sure the damage of Ujjaini is less. It will only happen if there is no war. I will take the right decision for Ashoka’s wedding afterwards only.
Precap: Ashoka reads Acharya RG’s note – Maharani Dharma is going to Ujjaini to meet Vikatkura and make a deal with him. He tells Bindu about it too. Let me go and stop her. She is only heading towards death. Bindu says you wont go alone this time. We will go together. Charu asks SUshim what he is doing. Sushim replies that he is making preps to kill whoever gets back from Ujjaini alive. I will kill him with this poisonous sword.
Update Credit to: Pooja