Once there was a king Tuesday 17 January 2022 update: Raaj mata calls Yashoda to do something as the candle is going out. Jhumki thinks she will have to do much of a drama to be a widow. She is shocked to see Rana ji and Gayatri save the candle flame. Raaj Mata is happy to see them, Rana ji says to Gayatri that they have returned to palace. Raaj Mata comes and asks Gayatri what is there on her forehead. Bari Rani maa comes and asks if something happened to them? She was so worried when she heard about the blast. Rana ji tells Bari Rani maa they have her blessings, Gayatri had a foot cramp, Rana ji sat down to help her and the blast was over them. Rana ji goes inside. Gayatri asks Bari Rani maa how she knew about the blast, Bari Rani maa says she always know about what happens in Amirkot. She tells Bari Rani maa that the black veiled lady was also there she was talking about then. Bari Rani maa says this is only imaginations, many women have such veils. She tells Gayatri to take rest. Jhumki fells on Gayatri’s feet saying she hated her only for her love but couldn’t get her. She apologizes Gayatri. Gayatri says they are tied in a strange bond and relation, relations have to be fulfilled. She will live in the palace with full protocol of Rani. Raaj Mata says this was the best Diwali in Palace. Gayatri goes inside with Sulakshna.
Swarna asks Cheetah in the car that she needs to eat imli. He gets out of the car to get her some, Swarna brings out a knife from the bag. Cheetah brings the imli, Swarna puts on knife injury on his arm and runs away.
The doctor tells Rana ji that such blasts leave a deep down psychological effect on people. He must keep on giving in time medicines to her.
Swarna runs away when Cheetah comes to her from front. She backs up and fell on a pile of sugar. Cheetah traps her there.
Gayatri lights candles and do the pooja with Rana ji. Gayatri thinks that she doesn’t know what is written in her husband’s luck, who and why is he being attacked. But in her life, she will fight against all the enemies apart, Yamraj as well. She prays for Rana ji’s life. Bari rani maa asks for the strength to make this Diwali the last of Gayatri’s. Gayatri gives everyone the smoke, Sulakshna backs up saying she doesn’t like smoke near her face. Gayatri is shocked. Gayatri brings the candle stand back. She smiles looking at Rana ji, who smiles back.
Swarna was crying, Cheetah sits up and put on sugar over himself. He puts the sugar on his cut. He says she is more salty than this salt, warns her if she does this again he will forget his limits. He stands up and asks her to get up, it is getting late. Swarna says when the servant is here, princess will not get up by herself. Cheetah turns around, comes to her and takes her hand. Swarna stands up, Cheetah takes her into his arms and leave the market.
Gayatri brings the Prasad to Rana ji, Rana ji says he wants to give her something. She had challenged him that till Diwali she will win his love and they will light the candle together. He says she won, but he also didn’t lose. If he has her love, he couldn’t have lost. He had said that he will pay all the debt of her father. She had promised to pay his debt with him by helping him anyway. Gayatri asks if he remembered it, Rana ji says he is the Raja of Amirkot, never forgets his promises. He claps, a servant brings a briefcase filled with money. Everyone in the palace is shocked to see this much amount. Rana ji says this debt amount along with interest… Bari Rani maa asks where he brought this much amount of money. Rana ji says if his wife can do so much for him, he can also do this. He whispers to Gayatri that he had thought he would give Seth ji his daughter too, but sends a message that they must tell Seth ji that he has only returned the money, his most precious thing is still with him.
Gayatri and Rana ji were together in a room. Gayatri says to Rana ji that someone was about to push her out of the palace on Diwali and she has heard Raja’s never break promises. Rana ji says that promise was from a Raja not a husband. He kisses Gayatri’s hand. Sulakshna and Bari Rani maa watched from the terrace upstairs. Rana ji touches the smile of Gayatri praying evil eye stay away from her. Sulakshna was worried about it, Bari Rani maa thinks she will make their passage such difficult that they won’t survive together. Kunwar ji and Kokilla thinks that this means bari Rani maa failed in her mission to kill Rana ji. Laksh happily comes to Kunwar ji saying he is happy they killed Swarna. Swarna comes along with Cheetah. Kokilla tells Laksh that he is a servant and will stay with Swarna. Gayatri is happy to see Swarna, Swarna runs towards Gayatri, hugs her and cries. Rana ji and Raaj mata are happy to see her there.Gayatri is delighted to see Swarnalekha. She too is happy to see Gayatri & they both hug. Fake Sulakshana, BRM, Kuvarji, Kokila, Laksh & Cheetah watch them. Kuvarji is worried that Swarna might reveal everything to Gayatri. Kokila rues that she brought Swarna back assuming Gayatri to be dead in bomb-blast but she is still alive. Gayatri asks Swarna why she went to her Maayka w/o telling her. She tells Swarna that a lot happened in her life & Rani Sulakshana is back. Looking at Ranaji she cutely tells her that Ranaji & she bickered a lot. She asks Swarna why she didnt inform about her returning back. Swarna has a lump in her throat seeing Gayatri’s concern for her and is about to burst into tears. Gayatri asks her if she is fine. Kokila says Swarna isnt well and drags her away. RaGa & Rajmata look on. BRM thinks the game has just begun. Its Diwali night for everyone but for Gayatri it’s Amavas.
Kokila drags Swarna to her room & pushes her on couch. Swarna is hurt & crying. She tells her in-laws that they cant keep her locked in this room forever and she’ll reveal the truth to Ranaji. She says she lied that she was ready to give them a heir thru Cheetah. She is daughter of Rana JaiSingh and has learnt politics from him. Kokila smirks and says Swarna is back to her Sasural after long so they need to give her some gift. Kuvarji smirks and passes a box to Kokila. She gives it to Swarna. Kuvarji asks Swarna to open it. Swarna finds a finger with a ring in the box. Kuvarji tells her its her father’s finger. Swarna cries & Kuvarji-Kokila & Cheetah glee. Swarna runs to tell everything to Ranaji but Cheetah grabs her hand & stops her. Kuvarji asks him to let her go and threatens Swarna that if she goes to Ranaji, then she’ll get her father’s head as gift. Swarna is shocked. Kokila threatens her that she will see her family in her Maayka dead if she doesnt agree to them. Poor Swarna cries piteously.
Ranaji & Gayatri are asleep. BRM aka the black veiled woman comes there holding a lantern & calls out to Gayatri. Gayatri wakes up and gets shocked to see that woman. She enters a store-room luring Gayatri after her. Gayatri also reaches there. The black veiled woman is shown talking to Sulakshana near a cupboard. However Sulakshana isnt seen. She tells Sulakshana that today again her husband got saved but till when she will protect him. He’ll have to die one day. Gayatri hides b/h curtain. BRM knows Gayatri is hiding there but still fakes to be unaware of her presence and searching for her. The veil is blown away due to wind uncovering the woman’s face & BRM’s face is revealed. Gayatri is in utter shock finding BRM to be the black veiled woman. BRM smirks & starts talking to Sulakshana again. She says she tried to kill Ranaji many times but Sulakshana came to know of her evil motives so she had to kill Sulakshana first. Gayatri is shocked to hear this. BRM takes out a skeleton from the cupboard and says that she killed Sulakshana that doesnt mean she doesnt love her, else she wouldn’t have kept her skeleton saved. She hugs the skeleton. Gayatri is shocked to know that Sulakshana is dead & BRM was talking to Sulakshana’s skeleton and wonders who is the woman claiming to be Sulakshana then. BRM continues talking to Sulakshana’s skeleton. She says Ranaji married Gayatri but she doesnt want them to get closer so to create rift b/w RaGa, she has brought a con-woman street dancer as Sulakshana. Gayatri is shocked at this revelation. She recalls the scenes where fake Sulakshana tried to protect her facemask and how the mang-teeka didnt hurt her forehead. She tries to run out but stops at the door shocked as BRM asks her whats the hurry to leave. She asks BRM why is she doing all this; Ranaji loves her a lot. She is his grandma & he is her grandson. BRM says love doesnt make step-children one’s own. She says not she but Patrani (Chief Queen) was Ranaji’s grandmother. She is second wife of Ranaji’s grandfather and was never treated with respect in Palace. Her own son Kuvarji & his heirs deserve that respect. She says she’ll destroy Ranaji & first she’ll destroy Gayatri. She takes out a dagger. Gayatri struggles to save herself & the dagger falls on floor in the scuffle. Gayatri picks it. BRM tries to snatch it from her & gets her palm slit. Gayatri rushes out shouting for Ranaji. BRM drops necklace pearls on floor. Gayatri slips on them and passes out.
Gayatri is in her room. She is scared and frantically keeps saying, that woman will kill Ranaji & her. Ranaji asks who will kill them. Gayatri replies BRM. Everyone is shocked. Gayatri is stunned to see BRM there in normal attire. She tells Ranaji that it was BRM only who planted bomb in car and has killed Rani Sulakshana too. She’ll kill them as well. Fake Sulakshana tells Gayatri that she must have had a bad dream as she is there in front of them. Gayatri shouts at her asking her to stay away from her. Ranaji asks her to calm down. She tells him that she saw BRM with Sulakshana’s skeleton. BRM says Gayatri is in some trauma. Gayatri says the black veiled woman is none other than BRM and asks Ranaji to come with her and see the skeleton. They all reach the storeroom but find nothing. Gayatri recounts all the events but Ranaji doesnt believe her. He says it must have been a bad dream & asks her not to concoct a story. Gayatri says she is telling the truth, not cooking up any story and gets unconscious again. Rajmata looks worried.
Doctor administers injection to Gayatri. He tells Ranaji that Gayatri is in deep shock due to bomb-blast and hence hallucinates. Rajmata says Gayatri was absolutely fine. Dr. says, it can happen suddenly. Many Soldiers experience such syndrome during war. If Gayatri continues to get such illusions then she might need electric shocks too to recover. Ranaji & Rajmata get shocked. Dr. leaves. Ranaji says he will not leave Gayatri alone for a second and nothing will happen to her. Rajmata smiles. Outside the room, BRM gives money to the Dr. & asks him to do what she instructs him to do. Dr. agrees. BRM thinks she couldnt kill Gayatri but will make her life hell. Ranaji is madly in love with Gayatri but she will really make Gayatri mad.
In the morning Ranaji gives medicines to Gayatri. He tells her that she had fainted the prev. night. She was very scared & traumatized due to bomb-blast and uttered crazy things and accused BRM of trying to kill them. He asks her not to take any stress and rest. Gayatri thinks what she saw, Ranaji considers it as bad dream but if it was a bad dream then why it felt so real.
Rajmata asks Yashoda to make sure all arrangements for Govardhan Pooja ritual are proper. BRM is preparing Laddus for the pooja. She tells the maids that Diwali isnt complete for Ranaji till he doesnt eat Laddus made by her. Ranaji smiles and leaves. Gayatri comes there & apologizes to BRM for prev. night’s behaviour. She folds her hands to BRM. BRM asks her to look at her & raises her palm as if blessing her. She shows the slit in her palm. Gayatri is shocked and recalls how the slit occurred due to dagger. BRM smirks.