Once there was a king Tuesday 28 December 2021 update: Gayatri wakes up in Rana ji’s room and is shocked to see all the photos of Rana ji and Surakshna on the wall. She says this must be Rana ji’s first wife, she was so beautiful. She thinks she must leave, and while heading out she watches a painting of Surakshna. She fears if Rana ji is coming and what if watches her this way. Rana ji opens the door, Gayatri hides herself behind the painting. Rana ji says to the painting that tomorrow is his third wedding, and she knows that this marriage is only… Gayatri moves at once and Rana ji peeks behind the painting. Gayatri was trying to look at the front, Rana ji drags her back angrily. She turns and the curtain falls on them. Gayatri smiles while Rana ji asks what she is doing here. Gayatri stammers, Raaj Mata comes there with Kunwar and Bari Rani Maa. Rana ji watches Bari Raani Maa and takes her blessings. Raaj Mata introduces Gayatri to Bari Raani Maa. Gayatri covers her head and touches her feet. Rana ji asks Raaj Mata what she is doing here. Raaj Mata says that Gayatri is new to palace, she didn’t know he doesn’t like anyone come here. She tells Rana ji that she was at Kaali Maa’s temple when she was being followed by some goons, so Bari Raani Maa brought her here. Bari Raani maa says that it is a long story, and the night is short. She asks Rana ji to drop Gayatri home. Rana ji objects but Bari Raani Maa sends him anyway. Bari Rani maa says to Raaj mata that she sent Rana ji only because Gayatri is his fiancé, but soon it will break. Raaj Mata says says that even Rana ji’s decision was involved in this proposal. Bari Raani Maa says she will decide it after talking to Rana ji, and if it is against his will she will break the string of this relation. She leaves, Raaj Mata also leaves the room. Kunwar and Kokilla cheer at this.
In the car, Gayatri sits in the car as Rana ji drives silently. She thinks about all her encounters with Rana ji. Both look at each other, Rana ji thinks he will tell this girl about the reality today that she must not hope from this relation as it is just a trade. Gayatri speaks that it was just like the moon, she was very beautiful; she has just listened about her and has seen her today. Rana ji says he doesn’t want her to speak about his wife. Gayatri is shocked at once to see the home, she says thanks to Rana ji and says she will now leave. She stops in nervousness before going inside, then turns to look at Rana ji. Rana ji stops her, drapes her in a shawl and goes inside with her. Gayatri smiles happily and goes inside.
Seth ji was worried inside about Gayatri when Rana ji and Gayatri steps in. Everyone is shocked to see them together, Seth ji asks Gayatri where she had gone, they were all so worried. Rana ji looks at Gayatri, then says it isnt her mistake but his. He wanted to meet her and gift her something, and when he met her they kept on talking, he couldn’t realize how much time had been spent. Gayatri thinks that his lie contains a truth, she could really not keep track of time. Rana ji heads to leave, Maa says he is their son in law and must have to come inside. Rana ji says he is sorry but he has to leave. Maa asks him to come inside for one minute. Gayatri steps besides Rana ji into the room.
Maa brings sweet to Rana ji and asks him to eat it as Shagun. He tastes it and says this is really good. Maa says Gayatri made it. Gayatri thinks he liked it. Rana ji takes a leave, looks at Gayatri and leaves. Gayatri thinks there will be no bad omen now, because she now knows that Rana ji is also happy with the marriage. He saved her today and she didn’t even thank him.
Rana ji asks Bari Raani Maa what she will do by knowing. Bari Raani Maa says if this wedding is against his will she will stop it at once. Raaj mata hears this. Bari Raani maa says that she knows him and also knows that he can’t love such a girl. Rana ji says relations aren’t only made due to love. Bari Raani Maa says that relations without love are compromise, and she won’t let him compromise because it is his life. Rana ji remembers the words of Raaj mata that the lives of people of Amirkot will be ruined. Rana ji says that a princes life can be compromised for the lives of his subjects, he has made a promise and it won’t change.Maa cries as the mehndi function of Gayatri goes on.
Gayatri thinks that till yesterday there was only hopelessness in this palm, but today there is colours of henna.
At palace, Rana ji says that tomorrow a new girl will become a part of his life, but she will never be able to get him. He takes a knife and tears his chest writing S on it.
Gayatri thinks that she will never again think about her past, and will only concentrate on her future. Tears fill her eyes.
Kunwar Laksh was getting ready when his wife comes in and happily says that he looks really nice. She was about to put perfume on his collar, he holds her hand back and calls Saroj, a servant to put it on. Sarog leaves. The princess has tears in her eyes and asks why he disrespected her in front of a servant. She asks why he married her. Laksh says he didn’t marry for love, but because he had to show off in the royal family. It was nothing more than a compromise, she can go now as he has said what he had to. The princess leaves crying, Laksh turns to say something else to her and is shocked to see Kunwar ji standing there. He calls Laksh into his room, there and then.
Seth ji distributes everyone’s duties for the wedding preparations when there is an announcement that Raaj Mata is arriving with Bari Rani maa and Kokilla. Seth ji is shocked to see Bari Rani Maa. The ladies of the house go to a side, while Gayatri is worried why Bari Raani Maa came here. Seth ji and the sons greet Bari raani maa. Seth Govind touches her feet and says she purified his house but she could have called him to palace. Bari Raani maa says that only the younger ones are called and here everyone is equal. Bhabi’s murmur if Bari Rani Maa is respecting them or insulting them. Bari Raani Maa had brought gifts for them and says to Seth ji that she wants to talk to him about this proposal in loneliness. Raaj Mata thinks what Bari Raani Maa wants to say. Seth Govind is worried and welcomes her inside the room.
Kunwar ji hits Kunwar Laksh for being an insult to him. He says he married him to Swarnlekha only so that he could get him on track but all invain. Someone was there on the door. He says if he can’t love his wife, can’t he even show off his love to her. He spits on him and leaves the room. Laksh fellow Sarojhides away from Kunwar ji and hurries inside as soon as Kunwar leave. He tells Laksh not to worry, he will fight his war and will take Rana ji’s life to make him a prince. Laksh tells Saroj to do something so that he doesn’t have to get beaten by Kunwar ji anymore. Saroj is determined that he can take a life for him.
Seth ji brings Bari rani maa inside with Raaj Mata and Kokilla. Gayatri heard the conversation from upstairs. Bari rani maa gives Seth ji a bracelet and says this is their family bracelet, can he get a lost diamond replaced on it till evening. Seth ji says this one has really precious diamonds. Bari Rani maa asks to attach any diamond on it. Seth ji asks how is this possible, a fake diamond will look like some glass piece into it. Bari Rani maa asks still he has agreed to marry his daughter to royal family? Bari rani maa clarifies she isnt calling his daughter as a piece of glass, but all diamonds aren’t even alike. This is a matter of sheer responsibility, princess’s are prepared for this responsibility since childhood still they don’t take it well. His daughter isnt ready for this responsibility. Seth ji says they aren’t royal people, but their family isn’t less than royal family in educations and traditions. His daughter has been trained to take up the household, she will be able to take any responsibility. Daughters are like sugar, they get dissolved and spread their sweetness everywhere. Seth ji says there is something else about it as well, he and Raaj Mata… Raaj Mata points at Seth ji not to tell her about it. Raaj Mata tells Bari Raani maa there was a deal between her and Seth ji.