Colors' new show Madhubala [ Images ]: Ek Ishq Ek Junoon will not highlight the dazzling actress of yesteryears and her romance with Dilip Kumar [ Images ] as was widely believed but it is, in fact, based on the reality of showbiz. It is about the people in the film fraternity -- actors, junior artistes and their families.
The show stars Drashti Dhami (Dill Mill Gayye, Geet - Hui Sabse Parayi) and Vivian Dsena (Pyaar Ki Ek Kahani).
"My character bears no resemblance to Madhubala, the actress; I don't think I can be compared to her. When people watch the show, they will realise it's not about her," Drashti explains.
"Madhubala is a simple, mature girl, who is happy with her life. She doesn't wish for stardom but it is forced upon to her," Drashti adds.
Set in the 1990s, the show is about a girl who falls in love with a superstar called RK (Rishabh Kumar).
So what attracted Vivan to this role? "My role here is different from my earlier role (where he played a vampire in Pyaar Ki Ek Kahani)," he says.
Any inspiration from any Bollywood actor? "I idolise Salman Khan [ Images ] but that doesn't mean I follow him," he says quickly.
In the show, RK turns Madhubala into a star. "RK is a star kid who is successful, confident and clear about what he wants in life," he says.
Madhubala is produced by Saurabh Tewari's Nautanki Films. It will premiere on May 28.