Once there was a king 15 January 2022: Rana ji and Gayatri share some intimate moments together. Rana ji kisses Gayatri’s forehead. Rana ji asks why tears in Gayatri’s eyes, Gayatri says these are the tears of happiness. Someone announces that moon has been sighted, Gayatri runs towards the roof. Rana ji follows her. All the couples pray, Gayatri comes to pick up her thaal. Rana ji stops her, he says that before she watches her moon he wants to give her something, that isn’t a gift but a right.
She isn’t just the Rani of Amirkot but his wife too, from today there will be no one between her and her right, not even he himself. He takes the sindoor and puts it in Gayatri’s head. Raaj Mata watches this happily. Gayatri smiles happily. Raaj Mata lovingly see the couple. Rana ji wipes Gayatri’s tear. Gayatri turns and prays through the sieve. She thinks that she only wants to be his bride till she dies, every year she keeps the fast and he breaks it like this. She looks at the laughing Rana ji through the sieve and complete the ritual. He holds the water pot and was about to drink from it, Gayatri gets upset.
Both Raaj mata and Rana ji smiles, he was about to make Gayatri drink from the pot when Bari Rani Maa calls him from the door. They all turn to face her. Kokilla and Kunwar ji are happy to see her. Gayatri and Rana ji awaits a lady arriving from the dark, they are shocked to see Sulakshna coming towards them. Rana ji drops the water pot, thinking about Sulakshna, her death. Gayatri drops the thaal of Pooja. Sulakshna comes inside crossing Bari Raani Maa. Rana ji goes towards her in shock, looks at her from top to bottom disbelievingly and calls Sulakshna. He says she isn’t Sulakshna, she had… Kunwar ji calls that this is Sulakshna, his wife.
Rana ji says this can’t be Sulakshna, she has died. Raaj Mata seconds Rana ji, she says that this girl can’t be Sulakshna. Rana ji himself had seen her fell into the depth, Bari Raani maa says he saw her fell down, not dying and asks Rana ji if he had seen her deadbody and had he found her body. How he can believe that she is dead, if he has to believe he must believe his love. Raaj Mata asks if Sulakshna was alive where she was, and why she returned today when Rana ji gave Gayatri all the rights. Bari Raani maa says that Sulakshna has lost her memory. Raaj Mata says that the truth is being hidden beautifully behind the curtain of silence. Bari Raani maa asks if Raaj Mata suspects her to bring anyone, any stranger to the palace.
Raaj Mata says she can’t suspect her, but this is for sure not Sulakshna. Bari Raani maa says she is also a mother, if she thinks she will joke with her Indravadhan. She asks Rana ji if he suspects her too. Bari Raani maa says that a few days from now a lady came to her and told her that she saw Sulakshna, she went by herself to that place and found Sulakshna.Rana ji says this can’t be Sulakshna, there can be two people of same face in the world. Bari Rani maa says there can be, she would also not have believed had she not seen this mark on her arm. She turns her arm to show Rana ji the mark. Rana ji looks at the silent Sulakshna.
Bari Rani Maa says this is none other than Sulakshna, his wife. Kunwar ji and Kokilla exchange victorious looks. Sulakshna feels headache and faints on Rana ji’s chest. Bari Rani maa tells Rana ji to take Sulakshna inside, she is weak right now. Gayatri watches Rana ji taking Sulakshna inside on his arms. Gayatri loses hold of herself, Raaj Mata tells herself to take control on herself. Bari Raani maa says no one can win fate, Rana ji was always Sulakshna’s and never hers. She says she knows Rana ji well, Sulakshna is his first love and now they will get one again. She looks at Kokilla and she brings water to Gayatri. Bari Rani maa asks Gayatri to break her fast, Gayatri set the pot aside saying she won’t break her fast, until Rana ji doesn’t get it opened for her. She goes inside.
Bari Raani maa and Raaj Mata are in confrontation. Raaj Mata asks how she can do this to her grand father. Bari Raani maa says that had she cared about Rana ji, she wouldn’t have ruined three lives. She brought Gayatri and only she will be responsible for what Gayatri will suffer. And when Gayatri will fall, will Seth Govind fulfil his promise. Bari raani maa goes inside, Raaj Mata says she has worked hard to bring Rana ji and Gayatri together. It is really important to know how Sulakshna got alive again.
Sulakshna opens her eyes and sits up on bed. Rana ji was in the room, he asks how she feels. She says she is fine, Rana ji gets her water. Sulakshna says Bari Rani maa told her that why she is, who he is. She apologizes that her memory isn’t vivid. Rana ji says this drama isn’t needed here, they both know that she isn’t his Sulakshna. She can cheat Bari rani maa but not him, had she been Sulakshna not his eyes but his heartbeat would have recognized her. He shouts who she is?
Gayatri sits with her idol that if her love is true, Rana ji will come by himself to break her fast.
He throws the water glass in Sulakshna’s hand with a jerk saying she can’t be his Sulakshna. He heads to leave, a maid comes to hold the glass and their head bangs. Sulakshna says to the maid to bang her head again else they will get horns. Rana ji recalls such an event with Sulakshna in the past. He wonders if he is mistaken, is she really his Sulakshna.
Kokilla and Kunwar ji were in forest. She says that he brought her in the forest at such an important time. Kunwar ji says they have got time to solve the issue of Sulakshna when Rana ji is still lost in Gayatri’s matter. He heads to change, as they can’t go inside the slums like this.
Rana ji comes to hold Sulakshna’s hand and makes her sit on the bed.
The veiled lady bolts the door from inside.
Two girls were fighting together. Kokilla and Kunwar ji stood in male costumes, but Kunwar ji never held his eyes away from the girls who were wrestling. A shirtless boy lay on the bed nearby, he sprays water on his face as Kunwar ji and Kokilla watch him. Kokilla asks who he is. Kunwar ji says that they have come to meet him here. Kokila asks what is in him. Kunwar ji says she will know everything soon. The boy wraps himself in a cloth and flirts with the girls, kisses them both and comes towards them. Kokilla goes to the girls and asks what he said to them that they stopped wrestling.
One of the girls bring a bowl, she says when there is one bowl and two thirsty what must they do. Kokilla says they must divide. The girl calls the boy as Cheetah. Kokilla and Kunwar ji head towards Cheetah.Rana ji brings bandage for Sulakshna’s hand. She says she doesn’t remember anything, still she believes that he is her husband. He remembers anything, still he doesn’t believe she is his wife. They are both stuck in this game of fates. She says that Bari Rani maa says they both loved each other, she doesn’t remember anything. He remembers it all, he must ask his heart who she is. She will accept any of his heart’s decision.
Rana ji remembers about Gayatri. He must ask himself who his wife is. Rana ji thinks that Gayatri must not have opened her fast, he says right now he has to reach somewhere else.Kunwar ji asks Cheetah if he will work for them. Cheetah says he will be busy with the girls. Kunwar ji throws a bag full of money to him. He says money before work is given only be two kind of people, those who are crazy themselves or those who wants a crazy work. Kunwar ji throws another bag, he tells him that Cheetah needs to hunt, he has to give an heir to a girl. Kunwar ji says he will get more money after work is complete.
Rana ji goes to open the door but it was locked from outside. He asks to open the door.
He is curt and tries to go out from window. Gayatri was still waiting for Rana ji, she watches the time. The clock was about to struck 12. Rana ji arrives in the room with the tray of food. She looks at him, he smiles and comes inside the room and sits with Gayatri on the floor. She was upset. He offers her water, he insists to drink it then she can fight with him. He tells her to eat, if she won’t eat he also will not. She looks at him, he says he had said to her that from now on nothing is his or hers, its their, even hunger as well. It’s a fight of a long time, she won’t be able to fight it hungry.
He apologizes for not turning to her once when he was taking her inside. He says that his heart doesn’t accept her to be Rani Sulakshna, though she seems to be. Rana ji holds Gayatri’s hand, he says he can’t answer any of her questions right now. He doesn’t know why fate brought him at a point where at one side there is his past, and on the other is his future. He doesn’t know how but he believes he will make it all right. If she believes his trust. Gayatri says she is with him. Both smiles, Rana ji offers her water and she drinks from it, with teary red eyes. Sulakshna watches them from the corridor and is shocked. Gayatri holds Rana ji’s hand and makes him take a sip of water. Sulakhsna breaks a vase in the corridor. Both go to her.