Once there was a king 11 January 2022: The man in black asks Rana ji to lay Gayatri so that they can begin with the treatment. He puts in some medicine, touches her with some herbs and reads something for her. He asks Rana ji if she is his wife. He nods. He asks where he has come from, what his name is, what he does. Rana ji says his name is Indar, he is a soldier. Rana ji asks how much time she will take to recover. The man stands laughing, touches Rana ji with the peacock feather bush and says when one needs blessings, one has to keep head in procrastination. He must ask for His mercy, he will be granted for sure.
Laksh appreciated a servant, Kunwar ji hears this and pushed that servant out. Kokilla also gets in the room. Kunwar ji says that his wife has left home and he is upto this all rubbish again. Kokilla says that not Rana ji but atleast Laksh can give an heir to the palace. Laksh says he can’t promise this to him. Kunwar ji slaps him, Kokilla says it isn’t his mistake but Swarna’s. Kunwar ji says Swarna only can give an heir to the palace. He places a gun at Laksh’s head and asks him to call Swarna back, else he will shoot him to death. Laksh calls Swarnlekha. Laksh tells Swarna where she is returning, his palace and life are both empty without her. Swarna is happy and wonders what has happened to him. She promised that she will be here soon. Laksh tells Kunwar ji that she will be back soon. Kunwar ji says he didn’t shoot this time, but next time he will.
Rana ji was with Gayatri. A girl nearby says that her husband also loves her the same way. She asks her name. Rana ji says she is Rani… the girl, Mala, says that she looks like a Raani too.
Rana ji says that Gayatri has a high fever.
Kokilla does Swarna’s aarti. Laksh also smiles. Kokilla says she used to remember her daily. Laksh keeps a hand on her shoulder and says he missed her a lot, he asks how everyone at her house is. Kunwar ji says Laksh was so upset he had forgotten to smile even. He tells Swarna to go and check what arrangement he has done for her. Swarna goes inside. Kunwar ji holds Laksh on gun point again and tells him to do what he has asked him to.
Rana ji keeps cloth on Gayatri’s forehead and face. He minces herbs for her medicines, sitting beside her.
Swarna sat ready in her room. Kokilla comes inside and tells her to smile, it is time for her to get united. She makes Swarna up and says that man has all his arms but a woman has her beauty, but she must know how to use it too. She puts on lipstick on Swarna’s face and tells her to attract her husband. It is her responsibility to keep him attracted to her. Swarna comes to her decorated bed, she thinks that her mother in law is right, she must also try on her own part. Today, Laksh felt interested in her, she must also give another chance to this relation. She hears footsteps and thinks about giving another chance to this relation. Laksh enters the room drunk. Swarna had taken a veil on her face, Laksh comes to the bed and thinks about Kunwar ji’s words. He holds Swarna’s hands. He removes her veil, and presses her face. He slaps her hard and pushes her away on the bed.
Gayatri wakes up. Mala comes and tells her to keep laying, she needs rest. Gayatri asks where she is. Mala says she is really lucky she has got Indar brother who loves her so much, it is because of him that she got conscious. Gayatri doesn’t get who Indar brother is. Rana ji comes to the room, he is happy to see her conscious. Mala asks who is brings his wife in his arms to the Darbar. She says she brought a flower from Dargah to save their love from evil eye. She keeps it on the door and leaves. Rana ji helps Gayatri sit up and gives her water. Gayatri thinks Rana ji did so much for her. The veiled lady arrive at the doorstep. Gayatri takes the glass of water.
Gayatri thanks Rana ji for bringing her here. Rana ji says he isn’t a Rana here but only Indravadhan.
Laksh slaps Swarna, he knocks her down and says if she wanted this marriage to end. Swarna pushes him away and goes to get a glass by breaking the jug. She warns him that if he tries to come near her she will forget he is her husband. Laksh again takes her by neck and says he didn’t ever want a woman, but no one thought about her. Kunwar ji wanted an heir only. Swarna again pushes him to bed. Laksh loses conscious. Swarna cries on her fate. Once there was a king 11 January 2022
Mala brings food and says today the meal is a bit less. Gayatri thanks her saying anything served with love is enough. Rana ji says he isn’t hungry. Gayatri says one must eat by distributing the food. Rana ji says he doesn’t want to, Gayatri says she won’t eat as well. Rana ji thinks that Gayatri is weak, he watches Mala and her husband putting bites into each other’s mouth. He smiles and comes to Gayatri, he asks her to eat else she won’t get well. She asks how he will take care of her if he doesn’t eat. Rana ji takes a bite and says he is eating. Gayatri sits up at once, her hands were dusty. Rana ji stops her to go, he puts bites in her mouth, and she tells him to eat by himself too. At night, Gayatri and Rana ji both lay down. Gayatri asks if he is asleep, Rana ji says he is sleeping, she must also fell asleep. Gayatri says she saw he was smiling looking at Mala and her husband, if he remembered Rani Surakshna watching them. Rana ji thinks about Surakshana. He sits up. Gayatri sits up as well, she says she knows she has touched the injury. But she wants to heal it, she wants to see him smiling always. He has come to Dargah today, he has got another chance. She says he isn’t a normal human being, he is a Raja and he has to take care of his people as well, isn’t it. She keeps a hand on his shoulder, he holds her hand and jerks it away. He says she will get tired if she speaks a lot, she must sleep. He leaves the room.
In the morning, Rana ji serves people with others. He comes to an old woman, she was crying and not eating. Gayatri also comes there and smiles watching Rana ji. She covers her head and notices the old woman not eating. She helps her take a bite who was crying. Rana ji watches Gayatri make the old woman eat. Mala asks Rana ji since when he has been working. Rana ji asks who this old lady is. Mala says she had only one young son who died in a fight with British, she had gone to Amirkot’s Raja but these prince never meet normal people. She gossips with him that after the death of his first wife, the prince went on a war. He only returned now and even now, only his body has returned. What is the use of a prince who lives in his past? Rana ji is shocked at all this and leaves.
Kokilla and Kunwar ji both stand outside Laksh’s room, anxiously waiting what happened inside. Swarna notices their presence and opens the door. Kokilla enters and asks Swarna if it was night or wedding night. She watches Laksh asleep on bed. Laksh is shocked watching Kokilla, she blesses Laksh and asks Swarna if everything is alright. Laksh stands and holds Swarna saying she is tired, she couldn’t sleep for the whole night and must take rest. Kokilla leaves the room. Laksh straightens Swarna and cuts her face with a glass, he warns her if she tries to tell anyone about the truth, this glass is really sharp and she is very delicate. Swarna cries.
Rana ji comes out, he finds an awe tucked on a wood. He throws his shawl away and starts chopping the wood in frustration. Mala’s words echo in his mind. Gayatri comes and watches him, she stops him saying she didn’t know he will be so much hurt. Rana ji says he was so much into his love, he only saw his own pain and not the tears of others. He loved Surakshna and forgot other people also have a right on his life. Surakshna wanted him to be the best Raja, but he forgot his people. He get more enraged, and cries getting on the floor. Gayatri sits besides and holds his face. He holds her hand and says it isn’t her mistake, it is his. She loved the wrong person, she shouldn’t have loved him. The truth is that he isn’t worth being a Raja. Gayatri forbids him to say so, he hugs her and cries.