Once there was a king 12 May 2022: Raja tells Rani that the masked man was Thakur Baldev Singh. He thanks Iqbal for saving Rani’s life, and keeps a hand over his shoulder. Iqbal nods approvingly. Raja says it’s about dawn, and rain has stopped too; they should leave. In the way, Iqbal notices bleeding in Rani’s foot, he tells Raja to stay with Rani and goes to arrange for some medicine. Raja boasts about making Iqbal run away. Rani says he is being mischievous even here, and gets intimate with her. Nusrat points the gun towards Rani, but Raja had hugged her tight. Nusrat takes an aim and was about to pull the trigger, Iqbal comes to slap her hard. He recalls having spot Nusrat and Sakina when he left for medicine; then clutches his fist and kneels in front of Nusrat.
He asks whom she wanted to kill, Raja or Rani. He then questions what she thought? Nusrat says Rani must be killed, didn’t he say this Bhai ji? Iqbal says he has changed his decision. Nusrat says she did so much, became a call girl, and his lover and then her fake death; now what? Iqbal says friendship is more painful than enmity, and now Rani considers him as a friend. It’s never enjoyable to shoot in chest but to stab in the back, they will get their punishments like never before. The enemies have again written the story, both Raja and Rani would be dead. Nusrat observes Iqbal.
In the palace, Rani was worried how Thakur could fell so much. Raja watches Ambika and forbids her tell Ambika about anything. Ambika was concerned, Rani says it was raining heavily so they spent night in a hut.
Nusrat questions Iqbal why he has changed his decision to kill Rani, what magic has Rani done. Iqbal says it’s enjoyable to play with people like toys.
Rani assures Ambika she is save, and watches a new idol in the temple.
Iqbal tells Nusrat he wants to revenge Rani, not kill her. First he went to see her at oath taking, then Javed and Sakina made her hate him. Then he played his most important card, Nusrat. Thakur had instructed Nusrat to hand herself in a way that her weight was centered on her back and not neck.
In the funeral, Thakur stopped the funeral and took Nusrat away. They all buried a fake dead body. Later he got her attacked in the forest, then cried fake tears in front of her. She became friends with him, and it laid the foundation of their destruction.
Raja brings turmeric milk for Rani, saying only she makes him complete and he can rule people’s heart. Rani asks if he does, Raja says he can boast about it. Rani says those who boast never question, and assures only he is there in her heart.Iqbal distributes people with the promised money, and asks them to leave. Thakur returns the money, as he doesn’t want these paper pieces. He wants to know why he hates Raja and Rani. Iqbal says he also know Thakur’s secret, Raja is aware he was the one to attack Rani. He then confirms Thakur if their party mates reached the palace.
In the palace, the party workers suggest about postponing the party function. People are speaking about her spending night with a stranger in forest. Raja clutches their collar, demanding how dare they attacked his wife. People accuse Rani for being characterless, and mocks Raja for being useless to Rani. Raja deters to take their lives, Ambika and Rani come to get him away. Ambika says she trusts her daughter in law, Rani also didn’t care. The party members smile, Thakur’s mission has been accomplished.Rani comes to room to calm Raja down. Raja wonders how they can speak that all rubbish.
Rani says she is MLA and everyone in politics get filthy this way. Raja reminds Rani he would again become that college’s Rajveer if this happens again. When it’s about her respect he won’t even listen to her. He denies going to that party function now.Thakur asks Iqbal about a favor as Raja has seen him. Iqbal says Thakur needs to be punished, he has shown Raja a way to reach them. He slaps Thakur’s head with a wall, and sends him to hospital with his men.Rani brings Raja’s guitar and sings badly. Raja shouts at her not to spoil the music. Rani sings again, Raja finally smiles.
Rani says she has to work so hard to make him up. Raja apologizes saying it feels their life would have been happier if she wants an MLA. Rani tells Raja he provides her with the strength to fulfil her responsibilities. Raja promises to be with her always.Nusrat questions Iqbal why he didn’t share the truth with her even. She is the companion of his unluckiness. Iqbal says how he can forget that night, which spoilt their life because of Raja only. Now Raja must pay for all what he did to him.
Raja assures Rani to come with her for party.
Iqbal tells Nusrat Raja and Rani would be disgraced in the party. This will break their hearts, and ultimately their relation.
In the police station, Rani insists to file a complaint against Thakur attacking Rani. The inspector says there is a Dr. Avasti, he claims Thakur was in his clinic that night. Thakur comes to jail, recalls Iqbal telling Thakur to go to jail in injured way. Thakur disgrace Raja for jumping because of his wife’s power. Raja attacks Thakur. Thakur says he would now file against Raja, Rani takes Raja away.
Thakur thinks he has lit the fire. Iqbal was having dinner, says he would throw oil in the fire now.Afreen comes to ask Iqbal why he is smiling, it seems there is some secret behind it. Iqbal says smiles always hide pains, these pains become a reason to live; some live in this pain, some die but some are spoilt completely.In the palace, Rani tells Raja may be he was mistaken, maybe he saw someone else there. Raja was furious, why he is fighting for a wife who doesn’t trust him. Iqbal had come to palace then. Raja say he often gets to misunderstandings, like having an identity of his ownself, of having trust over what he saw. Rani asks to calm down, but he leaves furiously.
Iqbal comes to Rani saying she can share her problems with him as she considered him a friend. If she shares the problem, he could have helped her. He comes to Raja’s room and knocks at the door. Iqbal says he came to speak to a friend. A married man only has one tension, his wife; women’s nature is like moon which is as pretty and different each day. Raja says he shouldn’t give advices as he himself isn’t married. Iqbal tells Raja a woman may love anyone, but she only respects a real man. He must show the power of man to gain her respect. His wife is MLA, but he doesn’t do anything; what if his wife accepts all these rumors about him as true.
Raja asks Iqbal if he is fuming him against Rani, Iqbal says he always want Raja and Rani to stay happy. Rani has respect, and must be given love. Raja has love, he must gain some respect. Its an elder brother’s advice to end this argument with his wife firstly. Rani comes to Raja with along, he holds his ears but Rani forbids him. Iqbal asks them to come with him on party function, so that people think they are friends. Iqbal leaves. Rani comes to hug Raja. Raja says he would sing for Rani. Iqbal thinks he would end their story now.
In the party, the guests ask Thakur if film stars were to come to party. Rani, Raja and Iqbal arrive. Thakur welcomes them as film stars, then nods towards Thakur and tells Rano not to concentrate on such people. A reporter comes to ask Rani about a few questions. He confirms if she was stuck in a forest last night and saved by Iqbal. He then thanks Nawab Iqbal, and asks Raja where he had been for protection of his wife. Rani clutches Raja’s hand tightly. Everyone mocks Raja that he kept finding Rani. The reporter asks Nawab Iqbal to come closer to Rani for a photo.
Raja leaves aside, curtly denying to get a photographed. Iqbal goes behind him, and watches Raja drink. Thakur and his man come from behind, commenting there are Rani’s photos all around. He asks Raja what he does, it seems he does huge jobs. Thakur laughs that he is MLA’s husband, what else they should do. Rani comes looking for Iqbal, and asks about Raja. Iqbal asks her to leave Raja for a while, as he is upset. Thakur and men discuss why Rani is standing with Iqbal. Rani goes towards Raja and slips on the way, Iqbal holds her in his arms.
A reporters take their photos and run away. Raja was upset saying he thought about singing for Rani, but right now he can think about another song only. He goes to sing with the wine bottle, all drunken up. Rani tries to help him, but continues dancing with her roughly. He announces that it’s his fate and luck to be ‘Joru ka Ghulam’. The participants laugh at them, while Rani cries only. Iqbal scolds everyone for laughing, Raja only drank a bit more which is normal in parties. Rani and Iqbal hold Raja towards home. Outside, Raja asks Rani why is she in a hurry to go home. Right now, he is still left with a bit of respect, she may let it get ruined as well.
Iqbal tells Raja to accept his love’s consent. Iqbal goes to get the car, but Raja holds the keys insisting to drive. Iqbal strongly holds Raja’s arm, while Raja boasts that two years ago he won a bet of driving after drinking two bottles. Iqbal remembers the event, his shouting and the accident. He asks Rani what had happened two years ago. Rani replies nothing important. Iqbal thinks this means Rani also knows what happened then. In the room, Raja continuously discussed about driving that night. He was enraged, and about to stuff Raja’s face with a pillow but Rani arrived with lemonade for him.
Iqbal thinks about controlling his anger, else his game would be ruined. He holds Raja up to sit, as Rani makes him drink lemonade. She apologizes Iqbal for anything Raja did, Iqbal calls it a minor issue. He was only driving in air, someone didn’t leave a life under his car. Rani was moved by his words.At home, Iqbal burns Raja and Rani’s photo saying she considered it wasn’t important. For him, a common man left his life was an important matter. He will punish them both well for what they did. Nusrat comes to stop Iqbal burn himself.
Iqbal says his heart is burning in fire of revenge, they would surely get their punishments. Iqbal calls Garewal for getting his work done till tomorrow morning.The next morning, in palace Rani was praying alone. Ambika comes to her and asks if it’s because of Raja. Rani makes up that she is crying. Ambika says when fighting remain at home they remain fights, but when they come out they become drama. She got to know what Raja did last night. Rani cries with her head in Ambika’s lap, wondering why Raja hurt her so much. She failed to know what was going on in Raja’s mind and heart.
Ambika says a wife takes husband’s mistake over her head as well, she can’t see any of Raja’s mistakes. Rani says she only wants Raja’s love that she has. Ambika tells her to wipe her tears and smile now; doesn’t she has to go to work. She asks her to get ready and go to office, she would send Raja to office.Raja wakes up saying Ambika woke him up as he has to go to school. Ambika was angry about what he did in the party last night. She questions if he realize how hurt Rani is. Raja was angry that MLA can’t even fight with him now. Ambika scolds him for being wrong, and tells him to go to her office to apologize her.
At home, Iqbal says Raja’s destruction has to go along way ahead. This file would move the foundations of palace, and sends Garewal to go to Raja and do what he has been instructed to.