20-year leap for TV serial 'Madhubala', Vivian D Sena out!

Wednesday, 22 January 2014 - 12:26pm IST | Place: Mumbai | Agency: dna

A 20-year leap is being planned for Madhubala - Ek Ishq Ek Junoon that has been on air for one-and-a-half-year.  The serial that started with a bang was among the top-rated shows for a long time and the lead pair of Vivian D Sena- Dhrasti Dhami were popular as RK and Madhu.

However, in the past few months, the serial witnessed a slide in the viewer ship and recently RK's double KRK was introduced to infuse some freshness. However, even that doesn't seem to have helped in arresting the downslide. Having run out of plots, the makers are now making a last ditch effort to save the serial. It is introducing a 20-year-leap in the next two weeks.

"Once the leap happens, there will be a fresh story line with new characters. Dhrasti will continue post-leap, but Vivian's character will be done away with and he will no longer be a part of the show," says the source. The hunt for the new leads is on.

Producer Saurabh Tewary was unavailable for comment. Recently, his other serial Do Dil Ek Jaan had also taken a 20-year leap, where-in the lead actors Nikita Sharma and Ayaz Ahmed were replaced with Kanwar Dhillon and Shritama Mukherjee with a new storyline. However it went off air one month after the leap! It remains to be seen which way Madhubala will go.

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