Once there was a king Saturday 25 December 2021 update: Raaj mata drops a vase in the corridor worried whom Kunwar ji is talking to. He says he is so alone in the palace that he speaks to himself. Kunwar says to Raaj Mata that she didn’t tell Bari Raani Maa about the engagement although she knows how much Bari Raani Maa loves Rana ji. Raaj Mata says she would have never accepted this proposal, but she knows how much this marriage matters to the palace. The killer was hidden behind the door all along. Kunwar says though this marriage is against his will but he will do what she will ask him. Raaj Mata asks if he will welcome the guests, he says yes he will. Raaj Mata leaves, but Kunwar ji says that he will have to come to engagement, if he won’t come how he will be able to see the drama of Rana ji’s death.
Raaj Mata comes to Rana ji’s room and is worried to see him absent from there. Rana ji arrives there and tells her not to worry, he won’t break his promise with her. He is ready but only needs help in wearing pearl necklaces. He was ready to wear even all of them. Raaj Mata asks what he is doing. Rana ji asks, wont she decorate him as a goat of sacrifice. Raaj Mata says she did it all for state, she fulfilled her responsibility, now it is his turn. This wedding has to take place. Rana ji press the locket in his hand so hard that his palm bleeds badly.
Maa makes up Gayatri, she asks her daughter in laws to blow fan for Gayatri, she must not sweat. Her bhabis blow the fan to themselves. They ask Gayatri to come out, but Gayatri asks them to go she will follow them in a while.
Kunwar says to Kokilla at the reception that it would have been better his father had named him Kanwar singh, this would have matched with what he always do. Kokilla says to Kunwar ji at the reception why she is standing here with him. He says he didn’t want to look like an owl alone. Kokilla says that now the three of them look like an owl. Seth Govind arrives recalling Kunwar’s words once as he didn’t consider them to be of same status. Kokilla puts a veil on Gayatri’s face saying the daughter in laws in royal palace takes a veil.
Gayatri takes a seat, there is an announcement for Rana ji and he appears with Raaj Mata. Everyone watches the royal entry. Rana ji thinks that veil won’t help for Gayatri.
Gayatri tries to look at Rana ji, her friends mumur at her to take a hold, she will watch him for a lifetime now. Raaj Mata tells Rana ji to stand with Gayatri, Rana ji thinks he will always hate the name Gayatri. Gayatri stands as Rana ji comes near. Raaj Mata thinks about her words that Gayatri was just a way to get rid of their debts. Pandit ji asks Raaj Mata to begin the engagement. Kunwar ji was restlessly waiting for the killer who was upstairs and wanted to take aim of Rana ji.
Seth ji puts tillak on Rana ji’s forehead and performed the ritual. The man brings the gun and tries to take aim of Rana ji. He was about to pull the trigger. Rana ji was being given the shagun from Seth ji. Deewan ji asks Raaj Mata to bring engagement ring. Raaj Mata asks Rana ji to put the ring on Gayatri’s hand, Rana ji looks at the ring then stares curtly at Raaj Mata. He holds the ring and remembers it was in Surakshna’s hands. He once told her that she has worn his love in her ring. Gayatri forwards her hand. The killer took the aim. Raaj Mata repeats her words. Rana ji remembers that he told Surakshna that this ring is a promise for her that no one else will ever come to his life except her. Gayatri was excited about wearing the ring. The killer change his position upstairs. Rana ji takes Gayatri’s hand.
Rana ji looks at Gayatri and thinks this is the same girl he keeps on meeting. Pandit ji says to Raaj Mata that without watching the face of a bride the rituals aren’t complete. Rana ji watches Gayatri’s face in the mirror and is angry at her. He removes the veil off her face, she was the one he had met in the library, Kaka said that she is his daughter. Rana ji thinks that this father and daughter have played a big game with her, he thinks he will never forgive her.
The killer takes aim and thinks that Raaj Mata is coming in his way, how to finish Rana ji.
Rana ji’s hands shiver in rage, he drops the ring. Everyone looks for the ring on the floor, the killer takes an aim as Raaj Mata leaves her place. The killer is worried that everyone is moving so much that he has been unable to take aim. He changes his position and then takes the aim. Gayatri spots the ring and calls there it is. She looks at Rana ji who was staring at her, then takes her veil on. Yashoda picks the ring, Raaj Mata asks Rana ji to put the ring on. He must stop looking at Raaj Mata for everything, he is going to get married now. Rana ji holds Gayatri’s arm and presses it hard, Gayatri is disturbed. Rana ji puts the ring on her hand, she smiles while Rana ji leaves her arm curtly. Gayatri watches her ring happily.
Raaj Mata asks the bride to put on the ring on grooms hand. Seth ji brings the ring to her, Rana ji shuts his eyes thinking about Surakshna as he raises his fist. Gayatri awaits him to open his hand which he finally opens to wear the ring. The killer had taken aim, Kunwar awaited his fire. Everyone claps as the engagement takes place. Pandit ji asks the bride and groom to put in sweet into each other’s mouth. Gaytari thinks that she will never forgive how Rana ji took care of her wish. Rana ji thinks that this ring is a mark of her and her father’s betrayal to him. Rana ji leaves the stage, Kunwar points at the killer and stops Rana ji. He says that though Rana ji doesn’t think of him as a well-wisher, but today he wants to hug him and get rid of all their past difference. He hugs Rana ji, Rana ji was about to leave but Kunwar offers him a drink. Rana ji takes the drink and leaves, the killer couldn’t shoot. Kunwar thinks of him to be useless.
Raaj Mata announces for the celebrations to begin, she announces that she called the dancers from Punjab. Gayatri gets an idol as gift, she thinks that all her dreams have been fulfilled and prays that all her dreams are taken care of.
Bhabis dance at the function. Rana ji stands up and walks past the stage. Gayatri begins to clap on the stage, Raaj Mata thinks that they will need to teach a normal girl about all the ways of palace. Rana ji goes to have drinks after drink. The killer drops his gun, Kunwar spots it under a chair. The killer comes downstairs, Kunwar says that a wooden sword is just for the children to play. He asks the killer if he ever watched one, he says no. Kunwar asks him to see mirror.
Raaj Mata comes to Gayatri to fulfil the rituals. Kunwar comes besides Seth ji and asks why is he sentimental. He tells Seth ji not to worry, they will take care of his daughter and make her worthy of royal palace. Seth ji says that royal palace must change itself to get worthy of his daughter’s brought up.
Kokilla notices Kunwar coming and comes to ask if his aim still get to goal. Now he must see how she ruins everything by her speech.
Rana ji thinks that truth always comes to front. He comes to Gayatri and asks her to meet him outside in the garden.