Madhubala – Ek Ishq Ek Junoon is an Indian television series that aired on Colors TV from 28th May, 2012. It airs every mon-sat at 8:30 pm. This show gives homage to 100 years of cinema. It is currently among the highest TRP shows of television. It is also one of the most popular shows onColors TV.
This is a story of a girl born on the sets of a Bollywood film who grows up to be mesmerizingly beautiful. She has no aspirations of entering the glamorous film industry, but fate has something else in store for her.
In the first episode Padmini is pregnant with a girl. But her husband wants a boy because a baba had come and said that, if a boy is born nothing will happen to Balraj, but if a girl is born then she will become the reason for Balraj’s death. A girl is born to Padmini and she migrates to Mumbai, with the baby girl and Balraj’s first daughter, 8-year-old Trishna. In Mumbai, Padmini finds refuge under the roof of Roma and Shamsher Malik, a junior artist and a stuntman respectively. The baby girl is named Madhubala. Years later, Madhubala falls in love with Mukund Dixit, whom the famous film star R.K. had hit with his car in an accident and ran away. Madhubala fights against R.K. and gets him locked up in jail for three nights. R.K., determined to take revenge from Madhu, spreads the rumors of his and Madhu’s affair, which ultimately results in Mukund breaking his engagement with Madhu. Shamsher Malik challenges R.K. and R.K.’s guards beat Malik badly. Malik is in ICU and Madhu, really angry for R.K.’s behavior, goes at his film set and slaps him four times. R.K. then forces her to marry him, or else Madhu could never get the money she needs for Malik’s operation. She marries him and he then tortures her after marriage. In the meantime Shamsher malik is released from the hospital. He comes to know madhu’s pitiful state and decides to avenge all the wrongs done by RK. On the day of Ganpati bisharjan Malik shoots RK. As days pass by, Madhu and RK falls in love with each other and RK tells her that they will take seven pheras soon after Padmini and Malik’s wedding.In a bizzare turn of incidents Balraj reappears on Padmini’s wedding day and attempts to kill Madhu. He is unsuccessful in his attempt as RK saves madhu and Padmini shoots Balraj. Some days later Madhu and RK decides to get married and start an altogether new life devoid of stardom. But on the day of marriage he reveals his true colors .He betrays Madhu. Now both are leading their lives. RK still loves her. Bittuji appoints Madhu as a hair-stylist on RK’s sets but she refuses.Later she agrees. On the last day of indoor shooting, Dipali mixes alcohol with Madhu’s cold drink in an attempt to make her a laughing stock infront of all the cast and crew members. Meanwhile, RK also gets drunked in the party and searches for Madhu. Finally, he finds her and both of them confess their love for each other. Madhu ends up spending the night in RK’s house and sleeping in RK’s bed. The next day Madhu goes on an outdoor shooting. A crew member of the film sets his dirty eyes on Madhu. He flirts with her and misbehave with her but RK comes on time and beat the guy up.While fighting, RK hurt his hand and Madhu sees it but do not do anything.Then the shooting continues with RK and Madhu’s scenes.Deepali tries to woo over RK but eventually he wasnt concetrating and fell. She calls Madhu in her tent for hairs but instead started reminding her the following night she was drunk . This saddened Madhu and she quits the set and decided to go back home but lost in thought she ended up going to a jungle where she found a child tied up,then a new character enters the show as the father of the child. He saves both of them and take them to their house. Meanwhile RK is worried about Madhu’s missing.The kid whom Madhubala was trying to save from that unknown person comes out to be the kids’ father. On the other hand, RK tries his level best to find Madhubala. He tells the cops to find Madhubala as soon as possible.Sultan drops Madhubala outside her house. She watches RK waiting for him there. RK and others who were worried the whole time for her ask her questions about her whereabouts the previous night. She answers everyone, but not RK. She tells him that he has no right over her or her life.RK’s mother tries to stop him from drinking after Madhubala sent him away from her house. Meanwhile, Madhubala tells her mother that she would not step away from the responsibilities she has taken.
|Vivian Dsena||as Rishabh Mohan Kundra a.k.a. R.K.||Male Protagonist and Lead, Madhubala’s Husband, Mohan & Radha’s Son, Kuku’s Step-Son, Sikandar’s Step-Brother, Deepali’s Ex-Love Interest|
|Drashti Dhami||Madhubala Rishabh Kundra a.k.a. Madhu||Female Protagonist and Lead, Rishabh’s Wife, Balraj & Padmini’s Daughter, Trishna’s Half-Sister, Shamsher’s Adopted Daughter|
|Avinesh Rekhi||Sultan||Male Antagonist and Parallel Lead, Dacoit, Love Interest towards Madhubala|
|Raza Murad||Kulbhushan Bhatia a.k.a. Kuku||Rishabh’s Step-Father, Radha’s Second Husband|
|Sikandar Kharbanda||Sikandar Kuku Bhatia a.k.a. Sikki||Kuku’s Son, Radha’s Step-Son, Deepali’s Husband, Rishabh’s Step-Brother|
|Seema Mishra||Deepali Sikandar Bhatia a.k.a. Dips||Sikandar’s Wife, Rishabh’s Ex-Love Interest, Main Antagonist|
|Shama Deshpande||Radha Kulbhushan Bhatia||Rishabh’s Mother, Kuku’s Second Wife|
|Pallavi Purohit||Padmini Balraj Choudhary/Shamsher Malik||Madhubala’s Mother, Trishna’s Step-Mother, Balraj’s Ex-Wife, Mallik’s Wife|
|Bhupinder Singh||Shamsher Malik a.k.a. Malik||Trishna & Madhubala’s Adopted Father, Roma’s Brother, Padmini’s Second Husband|
|Arti Puri||Trishna Balraj Choudhary / Shamsher Malik||Balraj’s Elder Daughter, Padmini’s Step-Daughter, Shamsher’s Adopted Daughter, Madhubala’s Step-Sister|
|Rakhi Tandon||Roma Malik||Shamsher’s Sister|
|Manish Naggdev||Mukund Dixit||Madhu’s Ex-Fiance|
|Indresh Malik||Bittoo||Rishabh’s Personal Secretary|
|Usha Nadkarni||Mrs. Dixit||Mukund’s Mother|
|Raj Zutshi||Balraj Choudhary||Trishna & Madhubala’s Real Father(Dead)|
|Sushmita Mukherjee||Dai Maa||Balraj’s Village’s Dai (Dead)|
|Shagufta Ali||Badi Chaudhrain||Balraj’s Mother (Dead)|
|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||Vivian Dsena|
|Colors Golden Petal Awards||Most Lokpriya Naya Sadasya(Male)||Vivian Dsena|
|Most Lokpriya Naya Sadasya(Female)||Drashti Dhami|
|Most Chahita Personality||Indresh Malik|
|Most Lokpriya Jodi||Vivian Dsena & Drashti Dhami||Nominated|
|Most Lokpriya Face(Male)||Vivian Dsena|
|Most Lokpriya Face(Female)||Drashti Dhami|
|Most Jaanbaaz Personality||Vivian Dsena|
|Sanskaari Vyaktitva||Drashti Dhami|
|Most Mazedaar Personality||Sikandar Kharbanda|
|Most Tez Taraar Personality||Seema Mishra|
|Most Bhavuk Personality||Pallavi Purohit|
|Most Lokpriya Dharavahik||Madhubala – Ek Ishq Ek Junoon|
|2013||Apsara Film & Television Producers Guild Award||Best Fiction Series||Madhubala – Ek Ishq Ek Junoon||Won|
The series replaced the show Veer Shivaji. Because their organisation is named after the Sambhaji of Shivaji, the Sambhaji Brigade objected to the cancellation and threatened to wreck the sets.
Madhubala replaced the show Veer Shivaji.