Once there was a king 15 June 2022: In the engagement party, Kunal announces a surprise that his parents are returning to Jaipur. It’s their son’s wedding tomorrow. Rani drops the glass of juice out of shock. Preiti tells her to bid farewell to her independence now. Kundan holds Rani’s hand calling themselves lucky, when she has agreed to marry him he can’t wait a single day. Suminda blesses them both. Bua murmurs to Raja its time to rob Suminda of her happiness, Raja knows well if the work isn’t completed this time.Rani dreams of her past. Raja comes in with chloroform in his hand.
Rani wakes up screaming. Raja hides the cloth with chloroform and hurries into Rani’s room. Rani walks towards him. She tells Raja he doesn’t know about her nightmares, they have taught her to be brave. She cries that her life would be ruined because of Kundan. Raja asks why she said a yes to marry. Rani says she had no reason to say a no. She says Kundan is a nice guy. Rani says there is another reason she didn’t want to marry and asks for his promise not to share it with anyone, and demands he swears on his mother. Raja was furious about swearing on his mother. Rani stops him and tells him to sit there, she says she never shared with her mother that she always dream about it since childhood.
It seems to be a story and not only a dream. She says there is a wedding, there are two people who loved each other dearly. It seems they didn’t get to live happily, they are reborn again and again and their story isn’t accomplished. Whenever her mother mentions of marriage, she gets these dreams and whatever is true seems to be lie. It seems she doesn’t belong here, and she would lose everything if she gets married. It seems she has been cursed if she marries someone her life would be destroyed. She cries and ask Raja to save her. Raja was about to place his hand over her head, Rani straightens up and curses Raja for getting her stuck in this problem.
Raja found the problem and Kundan figured the solution. Raja comes to snatch the drink bottle off Rani’s hand as she was much drunk. Rani cries as the bottle had been broken. Raja sits beside Rani and says dreams always break like glass bottles, if she keeps on thinking about it, it would pinch her. He tells her to go and sleep. She denies sleeping. Raja holds her into his arms and carries her to bed. Rani asks Raja if he would kidnap her. Raja asks if she is drunk. Rani calls him stupid, and shares her idea of him kidnapping her. She says this will stop her marriage, Kundan would have to return to London for work and she will later make her mother up. Raja says Rani seems to be drunk, Rani shouts at him to kidnap her.
She gets her bag from the cupboard and packs her luggage. Her foot was hurt by the glass on floor. Rani cries holding her candle and sings, Kundan had heard Rani’s voice and comes upstairs.Bua stops Kundan half way and asks if he isn’t sleepy. She tells Kundan she dropped the jug and tells him not to disturb Rani at this time, she holds her sleep dear. Anandi boasts about her cunningness.Raja holds Rani over the shoulder and carries her bag.Suminda comes to Anandi and shares her disbelief about Rani’s wedding. Bua thinks Rani has already been bid. She only awaits morning.
The next morning, Rani wakes up in a godown, her hands tied behind her. She wonders how she reached there. Raja was sleeping nearby. Rani wonders how she reached this place. She was enraged at Raja and thinks she told Raja to kidnap her, not lock her up in this place. She spots a cockroach and screams.In the room, Suminda watches the condition of Rani’s room. She cries with Rani’s name and come down screaming to look for Rani.Raja shuts Rani’s mouth and throws the cockroach away. Rani demands him to open her hands. Raja says she is so dangerous when tied, what would she do if left untied. He stuffs her mouth with a cloth piece and ties her with the chair. He then lay on the bed to sleep.Kundan regrets not going behind Rani last night. He asks Suminda about Raja and suspects Raja for kidnapping Rani.
Suminda cries for not being able to recognize Raja and accuses herself. Kundan tries to calm her down.
Preiti finds a letter on the side table and calls everyone Anandi smirked. Rani tries to move the chair and wake up Raja. He shouts he has not been able to sleep well until he met her. He removes the cloth from her mouth, she questions why he has tied her? Raja says she couldn’t control herself out of hang over. He unties her and tells her to celebrate her independence.
Suminda was shocked to read the note. Kundan reads aloud, the note read a demand of ransom for Rani’s kidnap by Raaj Singh. Anandi comes in and smirks recalling having placed that letter there. Suminda cries for selecting the wrong man. Anandi comes to console Suminda.
In the godown, Rani writes to her mom that she is fine and would return to her as soon as Kundan leaves. She sends Raja to telegram this to her mother and gives him a list of eatables. She tells him to book a hotel room, they would stay there. Raja says hotel rooms aren’t safe place to stay, Rani says he is behaving as if he has really kidnapped her.At the PCO, Raja tears Rani’s letter into pieces.At home, Suminda gets a call from office. She informs the staff she won’t come to office. Suminda was ready to give the kidnapper anything.Rani was enraged at Raja for not getting what she asked for. Raja cuts a watermelon to two and throws half a piece to Raja.
Rani says she is aware he is revenging her for making him eat non-veg. He wants her to die hungry. Raja calls the idea as good one, he would think a hundred ways to kill her and might decide atleast one; till then she must not disturb him at all. Rani furiously tries to get up but slips, Raja at once holds her into his arms. Rani straightens up. Rani turns to leave, Raja says if she doesn’t want to marry Kundan she must stay here. Her family must have informed the police by now. Rani had objection with the room, Raja says if he can stay here why she can’t. Rani goes to washroom, then comes to cut the watermelon. Raja helps her cut it then goes to get her something else to eat. Rani looks around and thinks she isn’t going to stay in this cheap cage.
At home, everyone was restless. The phone bell rings. Raja calls Suminda and demands 50 crores. Suminda requests to hear her daughter’s voice, but the call had been cut. Anandi smirks.Raja comes to drag Rani away from the window. Rani says she isn’t any minor girl and is Rani Chauhan. She shouts for help. Raja tries to shut her up, then hits her head to make her unconscious. He decides to leave this place and carries Rani over the shoulder. Raja drives Rani over his jeep which stops working outside the old house of Raja. Rani looks towards the house and gets flashes of her dreams. Raja stops her from going inside as the place can be dangerous, but she doesn’t stop. Rani opens the door. Tears fell off her eyes, she tells Raja it seems she has come home.
They enter the house together. It is old but seems to be an old palace, it seems it was home to someone; she feels an association with it. Raja says if it was a home it is far from the city and decides to stay here.Rani walks inside to a fallen photo of Rana ji and Rani Gayatri. She cleans the photo and tells Raja it seems she know them well. Raja asks why she is not sure about her feelings here. He asks Rani if she really knows about something. Rani says whatever she is feeling isn’t wrong. Raja murmurs she is really crazy. He asks if she has read history, these Raja and Rani belong to times before independence.
Rani says it feels she has a personal relation with them. Raja mocks she could be a servant to them. Rani says Raja doesn’t appear to be a prince, and calls his looks as unfaithful.The lawyer asks Suminda if everything is fine, she hasn’t ever withdrawn such a huge money. Suminda tells him to sale all of her property and home but arrange the money. Kundan decides to go behind Rani.Rani qualifies Raja promised to take Rani to hotel but brought her here. She moves to touch the stair case but gets some current. The flashes about the staircase get vivid. Raja was curt that she doesn’t reply to his talks, he must inform Anandi about bringing her far from Jaipur but wonders how he must inform her.
Rani stops by a room and gets flashes from her past. Raja places his hand and tries to make her fearful of cockroach. He tells her to stay here until he returns, their car is out of order and he must find someone to repair. Rani asks to go with him, but he says there isn’t much transport. He can’t bear to take her along. Raja turns around and promises to return soon.Anandi asks Raja why he took her to Rajasthan Amirkot. Raja says he couldn’t stop her there for long. Kundan and Preiti were coming to the hall together. Anandi says none should discover she is behind Rani’s kidnapping, she tells Raja to stop Rani for a single night. Raja demands her name shouldn’t come between this all. Anandi agrees, and says everything would be according to the old conditions.
Kundan comes to ask what is she talking about, Anandi says it was the paint man.