Madhubala – Ek Ishq Ek Junoon (transl. Madhubala — A love, a passion) is an Indian television series that premiered on 28 May 2012 and ran through until 9 August 2014, Produced to celebrate 100 years of Indian cinema, it aired on Colors TV Monday to Friday (later Saturday) evenings.
|Madhubala – Ek Ishq Ek Junoon|
|Directed by||Ravindra Gautam|
Amit D Malik
|Creative director||Yoma Shreshth|
|Country of origin||India|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||648|
|Producers||Saurabh Tewari |
|Production company||Nautanki Films|
|Original network||Colors TV|
|Original release||28 May 2012 –|
9 August 2014
Madhubala "Madhu" Choudhary was born on a film set and works in a parlour; her family members are junior artists in the Mumbai film industry. She fights a case of hit and run on behalf of Mukund against Bollywood superstar Rishabh Kundra "RK" who gets jailed. Mukund proposes Madhu and they get engaged. RK insinuates that Madhu is his girlfriend and humiliates Padmini and Shamsher's relationship, saying they're having a secret affair for last 20 years.
Mukund breaks off his engagement thinking Madhu has an affair with RK. She slaps RK who puts forward an offer for Shamsher's treatment as he was badly beaten up on RK's set. RK asks Madhu to marry him which she accepts. Rude and egotistical, he becomes hell-bent on ruining her life. Eventually, Madhu begins falling for him. Sikandar's wife Deepali wants her to leave RK but in vain. Shamsher shoots RK; Madhu donates her blood to save him.
No longer rude to Madhu, RK begins loving her. She restores his relation with Radha. The two confess their love; RK helps Padmini and Shamsher in getting married. Balraj abducts all but is shot to death by Padmini. RK needs a break and says he wants to marry Madhu properly so they can take their marriage forward. But suddenly, he tells he'd never loved her; it was his plan to entangle her in his love and then destroy her life when he leaves her.
Devastated, Madhu moves on. Everyone convinces RK to bring her back but he doesn't budge on his decision. Madhu gets a job as a hairstylist at RK's film set. He is again rude to her and adamant to make her leave. Later he decides to win her back and abducts her to forcefully live with her at his home. Earlier, Madhu not relents. Enters Sultan. Madhu leaves saying she won't come back unless RK confesses his love. He finally proposes her, and they unite.
The preparation for grand wedding begins. Sultan falls in love with Madhu, and is now vengeful on RK. Being his half-brother, he uses this to humiliate him. Sultan refers to RK as a bastard as Mohan firstly married Meera. Sultan fakes his death and RK is jailed, until Madhu learns the truth. Sultan asks her to divorce RK and come to him to save him. Helpless, Madhu agrees. Enraged, RK uncovers Sultan's deeds and eventually kills Sultan with the police to save Madhu.
Due to some reasons, RK is banned from Bollywood and plans to produce his own film. To help him, veteran director Mehul Chopra selects Madhu as the heroine but RK refuses and is actually fascinated by idea of her being heroine. RK finds a heroine but is dissatisfied and vows not to pressurize Madhu to sign the film. Thinking his career is over, RK is about to commit suicide when his assistant Bittu informs him Madhu has stepped in as the heroine.
Super excited, RK appears as the lead of his film in front of media with Madhu who marks her entry into Bollywood. He confesses that he loves and thanks Madhu for becoming his heroine. After sometime during shooting, RK is injured and suffers paralysis. Madhu decides to finish the film. RK develops insecurity to her due to her rising fame and being ignored by everyone because he is handicapped. Madhu gets pregnant but RK doesn't want a baby, breaking her heart.
The film "Ishq Ek Junoon" becomes a superhit, with RK out of his problems. Madhu miscarries and blames him who tries his best to avert her mind from getting into film industry. Later, Madhu turns a heroine like she was destined to be. RK's look-alike KRK is introduced, hired by Kulbhushan for revenge for RK. KRK agrees to take RK's place in need of money but leaves his life when he realizes of separating him from Madhu.
KRK returns to his hometown with prize money from RK for speaking up the truth and showing decency. Kulbhushan is arrested. Pregnant once again, Madhu gives birth to a girl whom RK also names Madhubala. He prophesies that she will become a superstar like her parents.
20 years laterEdit
RK and Madhu died in the bomb blast.It is later revealed that Pam and Nikki had planned the bomb blast to kill Madhu and Rk in order for Harsh Vardhan to be blamed and arrested for the crime and for them to acquire entire Kapoor fortune. Radha escaped with and raised baby Madhubala without the shadow of cinema industry as it would become a threat for her. RK and Madhu's daughter, Jr. Madhubala is now grown-up and looks like Madhu. She falls in love with Abhay Kapoor. They announce their marriage but he gets her married to Raja, RK's mentally challenged second lookalike.
Abhay reveals he wanted to avenge death of his father Harsh Vardhan who committed suicide after being incriminated for killing RK and Madhu. Actually KRK's son, Raja finally becomes a normal person. Due to his life of a gangster, Madhubala hates and insults him. Angry, Raja rapes her. She files a case and gets him jailed but withdraws it later.
Baiji dies. Being jailed, Raja thinks Madhubala is the reason for it and begins hating and torturing her. Pregnant with his child, she later requests him to forgive her which Raja does. They remarry. One night, a producer assumes Raja as RK and proposes to do a film with him that the producer had wanted to do with RK and Madhu.
Madhubala reads Madhu's diary, learning her last wish was to make a film on her and RK's life. She convinces Raja to sign the film; they start their career and appear as Madhu and RK, giving the first shot of their film. Raja states it's not the end but the beginning of a new life as they were always destined to live and be superstars together.
- Drashti Dhami as
- Madhubala "Madhu" Choudhary Kundra: Balraj and Padmini's daughter; Shamsher's adoptive daughter; Trishna's half-sister; RK's wife; Jr. Madhubala's mother (2012–2014) (Dead)
- Jr. Madhubala Kundra Kushwaha: RK and Madhu's daughter; Raja's wife (2014)
- Spandan Chaturvedi as Child Jr. Madhubala Kundra (2014)
- Vivian Dsena as
- Rishabh "RK" Kundra: Mohan and Radha's son; Sultan and Sikandar's half-brother; Madhu's husband; Jr. Madhubala's father (2012–2014) (Dead)
- Keval Ram "KRK" Kushwaha: RK's lookalike; Jugnu's brother; Kulbhushan's accomplice; Raja's father (2013–2014)
- Raja "Raju" Kushwaha: KRK's son; Jr. Madhubala's husband (2014)
- Pallavi Purohit as Padmini Malik: Balraj's ex-wife; Shamsher's wife; Madhu's mother; Trishna's adoptive mother (2012–2013)
- Bhupinder Singh as Shamsher Malik: Roma's brother; Padmini's second husband; Madhu and Trishna's adoptive father (2012–2013)
- Aarti Puri as Trishna Choudhary: Balraj's daughter; Padmini and Shamsher's adoptive daughter; Madhu's half-sister (2012–2013)
- Rakhi Vijan as Roma Malik: Shamsher's sister (2012–2013)
- Shama Deshpande as Radha Kulbhushan Bhatia: Mohan's former wife; Kulbhushan's wife; RK and Sikandar's mother, Madhubala and Deepali's mother-in-law, Jr Madhubala's grandmother (2012–2014)
- Indresh Malik as Barun "Bittu" Sharma: RK's personal secretary; Leela's husband; Sweety and Sunny's father (2012–2014)
- Raza Murad as Kulbhushan Bhatia: Radha's second husband; RK's step-father; Sikandar's father (2012–2014)
- Sikandar Kharbanda as Sikandar Bhatia: Kulbhushan and Radha's son; RK's half-brother; Deepali's husband
- Seema Mishra as Deepali Bhatia: RK's former girlfriend; Sikandar's wife
- Navneet Nishan/Seema Kapoor as Parmeet "Paabo" Kundra: Mohan's sister
- Avinesh Rekhi as Sultan Kundra: Mohan and Meera's son; RK's half-brother; Asmita's widower; Aryan's father (2012–2013)
- Siddharth Vasudev as Bhujang Shastri
- Zarina Wahab as Meera Mohan Kundra: Mohan's second wife; Sultan's mother
- Kannan Arunachalam as Rashid Baig: Mohan's driver
- Raj Zutshi as Balraj Choudhary: Shobha's son; Padmini's ex-husband; Trishna and Madhu's father (2012–2013)
- Shagufta Ali as Shobha Choudhary/Badi Choudhrain: Balraj's mother (2012)
- Lalit Parimoo as Hansmukh Ram Naigatre (Guruji) (2012)
- Sushmita Mukherjee as Dai Maa (2012)
- Prashant Chawla as Sunil "Sunny" Sharma: Bittu and Leela's son; Sweety's brother; Jr. Madhubala's friend (2014)
- Swati Anand as Leelavati "Leela" Barun Sharma: Bittu's wife; Sweety and Sunny's mother (2013–2014)
- Shweta Vyal/Tanvi Thakkar as Sweety Sharma: Leela and Bittu's daughter; Sunny's sister (2013)
- Vaishnavi Dhanraj as Riya Mehrotra
- Manini Mishra as Journalist Ilana "Ila" Ramani
- Usha Nadkarni as Sonali Dixit: Mukund and Swati's mother (2012)
- Manish Naggdev as Mukund Dixit: Sonali's son; Swati's brother; Madhu's ex-fiancé (2012)
- Ahsaas Channa as Swati Dixit: Sonali's daughter; Mukund's sister (2012)
- Anita Hassanandani as Sanya Nair
- Vinay Apte as Shivdutt Marathe
- Neelu Kohli as Harjeet Kapoor: Harsh and Umesh's mother (2014)
- Arbaaz Ali Khan as Harsh Vardhan Kapoor: Film Director; Harjeet's son; Umesh's brother; Pammi's husband; Abhay and Ananya's father (2013–2014)
- Deepshikha Nagpal as Pammi "Pam" Kapoor: Harsh's second wife; Ananya's mother (2014)
- Puneet Sachdev as Nikhil Lamba: Ananya's husband (2014)
- Kishwer Merchant as Ananya Nikhil Lamba: Harsh and Pammi's daughter; Abhay's half-sister; Nikhil's wife (2014)
- Gunjan Utreja as Abhay Kapoor: Harsh's son from his first marriage; Ananya's half-brother; Jr. Madhubala's ex-fiancé (2014)
- Rajesh Balwani as Umesh Kapoor: Harjeet's son; Harsh's brother; Dolly's husband; Aisha's father (2014)
- Utkarsha Naik as Daljeet "Dolly" Umesh Kapoor: Umesh's wife; Aisha's mother (2014)
- Fenil Umrigar as Aisha Kapoor: Umesh and Dolly's daughter (2014)
- Ravi Khanvilkar as Jignesh "Jugnu" Ram Kushwaha: KRK's brother; Baiji's husband; Agni's father (2014)
- Shraddha Jaiswal as Agni Kushwaha: Jugnu and Baiji's daughter (2014)
- Shalini Arora/Jaya Bhattacharya as Namita "Baiji" Jignesh Ram Kushwaha: Jugnu's wife; Agni's mother (2014)
- Shital Thakkar as Tara
- Jaswant Menaria as Bhanu Pratap Singh
- Pooja Sahu as Faguni Kushwaha
- Neha Pendse as Ria
- Rajshri Rani as Deepika
- Sara Khan
- Tejasswi Prakash as Dhara
- Toral Rasputra as Anandi
- Sanaya Irani as Parvati
- Dipika Kakar as Simar
- Radhika Madan as Ishani (to promote Meri Aashiqui Tum Se Hi
- Sidharth Shukla as Shiv
Awards and nominationsEdit
|2012||People's Choice Awards India||Favourite New TV Drama||Madhubala – Ek Ishq Ek Junoon||Won|
|Indian Television Academy Awards||Gr8
Performer of the Year
|Indian Telly Awards||Actress in a Lead Role||Drashti Dhami||Nominated|
|Actor in a Lead Role||Vivian Dsena|
|Actor in a Negative Role||Raj Zutshi|
|Actress in a Negative Role||Seema Mishra|
|Daily Serial||Madhubala – Ek Ishq Ek Junoon|
|Drama Series||Madhubala – Ek Ishq Ek Junoon|
|Best Jodi||Vivian Dsena and Drashti Dhami||Won|
|Actress in a Supporting Role||Pallavi Purohit|
|Show Packaging(Fiction)||Madhubala – Ek Ishq Ek Junoon|
|Zee Gold Awards||Best Actor(Jury)||Vivian Dsena|
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