Mumbai, Jan 23: The story of popular TV show "Madhubala - Ek Ishq Ek Junoon" will take a leap forward by a few years in February, and it will lose its male lead Vivian Dsena, who plays the role of superstar Rishabh Kundra aka R.K.
However, the show will introduce new characters.
"Come February, 'Madhubala - Ek Ishq, Ek Junoon', will undergo a leap. The leap will be a natural progression which will present a fresh storyline and perspective to the strong audience base who have loved the show and watched it consistently since it first launched," a spokesperson for Colors said in a statement.
"As is norm, we will see the inclusion of new characters following the leap who will support the show's story as it moves forward," the spokesperson added.
Though the channel has not said anything about Vivian leaving the show, the actor took to microblogging website Twitter to reveal that he is quitting the show.
"Hey guys the news you all have heard is unfortunately 100 percent true. 'Madhubala' is taking a leap and I won't be a part of it after the leap," he tweeted Wednesday.
He has thanked his fans for loving him and his character in the show.
"Guys thanks a ton...R.K. was never possible without you guys. Whatever I am today is only because of you all. Don't worry I will be back with a bang," Vivian added.
"Madhubala - Ek Ishq, Ek Junoon", which went on air in 2012, features Drashti Dhami in the titular role. Recently, the show introduced a new character KRK (Keval Ram Khuswami), R.K.'s twin brother. But it seems the double role failed to grab the audience's attention.