Once there was a king 24 January 2022: Rana ji watches the ladies come crying. Swarna cries hugging Rana ji, he asks what happened. Swarna stammers Gayatri. He asks what happened to Gayatri, but Swarna cries. He looks at everyone, then asks where Gayatri is? Raaj mata remembers Gayatri’s drowning. Rana ji is shocked. He says no, this isn’t possible. He asks Swarna if this is a lie. He goes calling Gayatri while the men brings Gayatri on a handmade strectcher. They lay her on the floor. Rana ji fells besides her. He calls Gayatri to wake up saying she can’t leave him.
He says when he wants her to stop talking, she keeps on talking but now why is she silent. Raaj Mata cries. Rana ji goes to her and asks her to tell Gayatri wake up. He pleads Swarna, Kunwar ji and goes to Bari Rani maa as well. He holds Gayatri in his arm and apologize her. He cries thinking about being with her. He shouts her name, in agony.In the palace, Gayatri was draped in bridal dress on her death bed. Everyone stood there, Wilkonson’s comes there too. Gayatri’s mother comes crying for her. Raaj Mata is upset watching her pain. She says to Rana ji that a bride’s bidding is done with all formalities of a bride, she gives Sindoor in Rana ji’s hand.
He picks up some of it and puts it into Gayatri’s head. He remembers the vows they had taken along. Bari Rani maa clears her throat, the women talked to each other that there is a problem in Rana ji’s birth chart. None of his wives lived. Raaj Mata remembers Pandit ji’s warning. Bari Rani maa says to the ladies that they have no idea what and when to speak. Rana ji says they are right, it is all his mistake. His mistakes are uncountable, he only gave Gayatri pain only. Raaj Mata says if Rana ji is broken, who would take care of Amirkot. Rana ji says he couldn’t fulfil responsibilities of a husband even. He goes to Kunwar ji, he says his own breathes are a burden to him now.
He requests Kunwar ji to take the throne of Amirkot and be the new Raja of Amirkot. Raaj mata is shocked and asks what he is saying. Bari Rani maa calls that this isn’t possible. She cries that Gayatri’s death caused pain to all of them, but someone’s death doesn’t stop life. She says that Rana ji can’t leave his throne. Rana ji says Gayatri never wanted this throne, she wanted a simple life. But he will relive her wishes, he will live a simple life in foreign. He tells Mr. Wilkonsons to make arrangements for crowning of Kunwar ji. He wants it to happen tomorrow, he doesn’t want to spend a single day in this palace without Gayatri. Bari Rani maa thinks that she won the game so easily, but she can’t celebrate today.
Gayatri’s last rituals are performed by Rana ji. He remembers his promise that even death can’t separate them now. He places a hand on the coffin for one last time, then burns it. Bari Rani maa views this all from a telescope. Kunwar ji and Gayatri’s brother come to Rana ji. Bari Rani maa smiles victoriously.At night, Rana ji stood on the terrace. He recalls Gayatri had said that left side of bed is hers as she can’t sleep without seeing the moon. He remembers his words to her, and cries watching the moon. Gayatri had said to him once that relations are made in skies. Rana ji had told her that he was always friend with stars. She had told him she was always enemy with them, because her mother said they contain fate and she always wanted to change his fate. Rana ji calls Gayatri to come back.
Laksh and Kunwar ji drink together, sitting on the chair. He says he misses Kokilla today as she won’t be able to see this success. Laksh puts on the crown on Kunwar ji’s head. Kunwar ji boasts that he looks like a Maharaj. He has come to know it today how dreams come true. Bari rani maa claps that he is celebrating without the eyes who first dreamt about it.
Raaj mata keeps a hand on Rana ji’s shoulder and says she wants to show him something. He takes his attention there.
Kunwar ji says to Bari Rani maa that till today he has seen people get thrones in inheritance. But no one has ever seen a crown won in games. Bari Rani maa says she crossed all the limits to get it.
Rana ji says that they all know he has decided to go abroad. Gayatri’s death has broken him, he can no longer live in Amirkot. He announces that he is leaving behind him Kunwar Chandarvadhan as the Rana to Amirkot. Kunwar ji stops Rana ji saying he feels lucky that he has been considered eligible to sit on this throne, but someone else is even more eligible for this throne. Rana ji asks who can be more eligible for this post. Kunwar ji points at Bari Rani maa. Bari Rani maa is happy at her name, she remembers that she told Kunwar ji that in tomorrow’s crowning the world would see a sacrifice that none had seen before. She says he will give the sacrifice, he will leave this throne and crown for her.
Kunwar ji was shocked, she asks why he is so shocked. Kunwar ji asks how she can get the throne. Bari Rani maa says if she can fight for throne, she can win it too. She takes Kunwar ji’s hand, he stands up and Bari Rani maa herself sit on the chair saying she won the game, she will take the seat. She says Kunwar ji will become Raja but after her, then Laksh and then his son, if it comes. Kunwar ji says but… Bari Rani maa says if he doesn’t give this sacrifice, she will get no time to change Rana ji’s decision. Raaj Mata asks how a woman can sit on the throne.
Cheetah brings food for Swarna, she was crying. He says he understands her pain. Swarna says now she understands this palace is so big and she is so alone, she only had one friend. She calls Gayatri, crying. Cheetah tells her to get hold of herself, Swarna hugs him and cries for Gayatri.Kunwar ji says to Raaj Mata that the past is evident that women have taken thrones and managed them well. In British times as well, and also in their own country a lot of women have done big things for countries. Bari Rani maa denies taking the responsibility, Rana ji says Kunwar ji is right, no one can take care of the throne as she can.
He tells her to come and sit on the throne, he owes her his life. Bari Rani maa says she can no longer deny him. She goes to sit on the chair, Rana ji calls the crown and puts it on Bari Rani maa’ head. Mr. Wilkinson’s congratulates and accepts Bari Rani maa as the princess of Amirkot. Rana ji calls Bari Rani maa as Maharani and asks her the permission to leave. Bari Rani maa says this responsibility is so tough, she has to separate her breathes from herself. She stands up saying she understand his pain, she won’t stop him. She can give her life for this throne, and she can take it as well. She hugs Rana ji who looks around at the palace for one last time, then leaves the palace.
Bari Rani maa keeps a hand on Raaj Mata’s shoulder, she asks if she has seen that her son and daughter in law have left, she must also leave this palace. When there is a storm, leaves have to whither. She was never more than dried leave for her. Raaj Mata leaves. Bari Rani maa comes to sit on the throne of palace. Mr Wilkinsons hands her the sword of honor. Bari Rani maa says that Amirkot’s throne got its true heir today, she calls to begin the celebrations.
Laksh holds Swarna’s hand and drags her closer, saying she must have forgotten she is his wife and must remain near to him. Swarna asks really, she thought he wanted to stay away from her, he calls her near whenever he wants to but let her go away whenever he isn’t in a mood.
He considered her a toy only but she has a tongue in her mouth. She jerks his hand away and leaves. Kunwar ji stops Laksh from going behind her saying once Swarna gives them the heir, he must do whatever he wants to with her.A dancing group enters the palace dancing. They all wore mask and performs. A girl from them comes to take Bari Rani maa along her. Bari Rani maa goes with her, she swirls her fast in the centre, then gives her a tight jerk. As she removes the mask off her face, Bari Rani maa is shocked to see Gayatri. Bari Rani maa remembers Gayatri’s coronation. Gayatri smiles at her, wears her mask again and vanishes in between the group of dancers.
Bari Rani maa runs to Kunwar ji and tells him that she saw Gayatri. She was afraid. Kunwar ji says to Bari Rani maa when a person gets happy more than her expectaitons, this happens. Gayatri is dead. Bari Rani maa watches Gayatri standing behind a pillar in the hall.
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