Once there was a king 23 December 2021: Seth Govind is angry, his family relatives said that he should not be so proud because he is the father of a daughter. The men cursed Gayatri that she will never be able to marry. Seth ji shouts that he is still able to feed his daughter. Maa faints behind. The men say to Gayatri’s brother that they have been unable to keep their sister in her limits.
Shaan and younger brother apologize them but Damodar’s sister curses Gayatri saying she will never be able to marry any home. They leave, while the family gets to see Maa.In the palace Raaj Mata asks Yashoda where is Rana ji. She tells Raaj Mata that he left the palace early in the morning. Raaj Mata says she knows where he might have gone. Rana ji was riding horse and tells his associate that he is worried and all the solutions to his worried are with one person. That person is on hunting and he is going to meet him.
At home, Maa comes in consciousness, Seth ji tells her that she fainted so they called the doctor. Gayatri tries to hold her hand but she stops her. Doctor informs them to keep giving her the medicines in time. Maa tells the younger brother Hukum to tell this girl she doesn’t want to talk to her. Gayatri leaves crying.At the bank of a stream, an old lady sits with her guard dogs sitting beside her chair. Rana ji rides towards them. The dogs bark and goes to get him, the lady sat with her eyes closed, then turns with a smile to look forward her guests. As soon as Rana ji comes in sight, she stands and whistles sweetly. Her dogs run back to her, Rana ji smiles as well. His associate asks whose tents are they, Rana ji doesn’t reply and instead comes to greet Bari Raani Maa.
He compliments that she is still the same. Bari Raani Maa says he is also the same, he used to appreciate her before as well, and come to her without informing; he does it today. He says she doesn’t come to royal palace. She says she has heard that in British governance people less than eighteen years aren’t allowed to drive. They both smile. He takes her blessings, she says friends always hug and they hug. Rana ji asks how she is. She says she is fine now.Bhabi’s discuss with each other that Gayatri will always be a burden on them. Gayatri listened to the conversation. The younger bhabi stops the elder one, Gayatri was crying.
Bhabi says to Gayatri that her proposal is really difficult to find, she rejected a good one. Gayatri says if she really thinks she should marry that man. They younger bhabi says that though she might not get a good relation with her husband but the name of her husband. Gayatri says if they ever think that a girl might have dreams. Bhabi’s say that girls don’t dream, they only live with respect. Gayatri says that she always considered herself as a daughter of the house, she didn’t know when she turned to a burden.Maa lay on the bed while Seth ji was angry at her and says that she doesn’t think like a mother. Maa says she is saying this only because she is a mother. Gayatri comes there and asks Seth ji if she is a burden on them. Seth ji denies.
Maa thinks about her daughter in law’s words, she says yes Gayatri is a burden, on society, on them and after them on her brothers.A girls luck is linked to her father or husband. Seth ji says that Gayatri isn’t a burden. Brothers say to Gayatri that they never told her and always loved her but she has a bad omen with her. They say that she can’t always live here as this house… Gayatri completes that this house isn’t hers.Gayatri says that a girl can not be a burden.She will stand on her own feet.Gayatri tells her family that her father taught her to read and write, she will write her fate by herself. Gayatri’s brothers shout at her and enforce her that she needs to change her decision now. Maa says this is what she feared, her brothers will go against her.
Maa says to Gayatri that she has crossed her limits, even when a stream crosses its limits there is flood. She says that an unmarried girl is a burden on society. Seth ji watches this silently, he stands and says today he has seen the society win; he won’t say anything now. They must do what they want to.Bari rani maa plays chess with Rana ji, she asks Rana ji’s associate what people say about him. He replies that people think Rana ji must have become a Britisher.She asks if someone goes to a stable does he become a horse, then how can Rana ji become a Britisher. She taunts that those who had to turn British have already turned to them. Rana ji asks if she is talking about Raaj Mata.
Bari Rani Maa says she has to fulfil the requirement of her relation of a mother and daughter in law with her, else she also dislikes this. Both smiles. Bari Rani Maa compels Rana ji for a bath as he has arrived from overseas. He agrees for her.Gayatri writes a letter for Rana ji. She writes that today she is a stranger in her own home, no one is there to listen to her.Rana ji bathes in the stream, Bari Raani Maa puts a strand around Rana ji’s neck. They both recall the childhood of Rana ji when Bari Raani maa used to get Rana ji memorize past stories of Amerkot and he used to say that they must not remember the past but look forward.
Gayatri writes that Rana ji is in her heart, how she can marry someone else.Rana ji says to Bari Rani Maa that his past is painful and he is used to live with that pain now. It will remain with him for a lifetime.Gayatri writes that those who love are never alone. She writes that she is sure that he can be hers, she is writing this letter to take his permission to remember him. She will wait for his reply. In the morning, Gayatri asks Kaka to post this letter. Kaka asks whom she wrote a letter to. Gayatri says Rana ji. Kaka asks what she wrote. Gayatri says there is a request and some questions which only Rana ji can reply. She asks him to send this letter to him, she thinks she is sending her wishes and dreams in her letter to Rana ji.
Bari Raani Maa offers Rana ji a seat on table and says today he will feel to be in India. Rana ji asks what does this mean.Bari Raani Maa that there are three types of British, one who are born to be British, the other who are adopted and the third type of British are those who turn to be British at their own will. His mother is the third type. Rana ji asks if any of her discussion ends without Raaj Mata, she replys she has such a loving relation with her. She serves the plate for Rana ji. He asks why she will start after him, why women are always lagging behind.
Bari Raani Maa says that a string always show the path to kite from behind, staying behind isn’t weakness but a symbol of strength and a woman knows to come forward if needed.Maa prays in the morning, she prays to Goddess that she will not eat until there is a good proposal for Gayatri. Seth ji asks her to eat something, but she says she won’t. Seth ji asks her to come to consciousness, what is the link of her hunger with Gayatri’s proposal.
Maa says that today she wants to see Goddess Maa if it is her stubbornness or my breathes that breaks first. Gayatri’s elder brother promises Seth ji that he will find a proposal for her.