In Ek Tha Raja Ek Thi Rani, there seems to be no solace for the couple, Ranaji (Siddhant Karnick) and Gayatri (Drashti Dhami). Even after deporting the devilish Badi Rani Ma (Surekha Sikri) from the kingdom, Ranaji and Gayatri do not get rid of their worries and anxiety as new issues keep cropping up, in their lives.
Although the royal couple have started feeling warmth and fondness for each other, the scope for love and romance, between the two, looks bleak in Ek Tha Raja Ek Thi Rani. In the previous episode, we saw how Ranaji's enemies abducted and assaulted him, and also how Gayatri put on a warrior look to save her man.
With this, the new antagonist, Avdesh Singh Chauhan (Abhiram Nain), entered the scene and saved Gayatri from getting slaughtered by the enemies. At the same time, Gayatri's beauty and charm totally enthralled and enamored him. He immediately decides to make her his queen.
Going ahead the track also unravelled the secret of Avdesh being an old foe of Ameerkot. Apparently, Ranaji's forefathers had annihilated Avdesh's ancestors and had claimed the land as theirs. However, the opponents could not accept the defeat and they instilled hatred in the minds of their future generations. This is why Avdesh wants the throne of Ameerkot, back.
Avdesh plans to kill Ranaji and take over the kingdom and throne of Ameerkot, as well as Gayatri. He then dares Ranaji to a sword-fight and the winner is supposed to get the throne and Gayatri.
However, this task looks arduous for Avdesh to accomplish as Gayatri swears to perform Jauhar (self-sacrifice) on Raj Mata's (Anita Raaj) insistence, to save her honour. We will have to wait and see whether Ranaji will win the sword-fight and safeguard his ladylove, Gayatri, from the evil intentions of Avdesh.