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HindustanTimes Tue,23 Sep 2014

Vivian Dsena back with Drashti Dhami on Madhubala

Debasmita Ghosh, Hindustan Times  New Delhi, March 19, 2014
First Published: 23:07 IST(19/3/2014) | Last Updated: 16:14 IST(20/3/2014)

Popular television actor Vivian Dsena, who stirred up a storm a while back when he quit Madhubala — Ek Ishq Ek Junoon after the show took an 18-year-leap, is back to the show, once again.

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Sources close to the production house reveal that Dsena, who earlier played the character of a superstar named Rishabh Kundra aka RK, will now be seen playing the role of a mentally challenged person.

Dsena had earlier told us in an interview that he quit the show as he did not want to play a father to an 18-year-old, as he himself is barely 25. But industry insiders reveal that losing him on the show cost the makers drastically dipping TRPs that led them to persuade Dsena to get back on board.

Also, actor Gunjan Utreja, who had entered the show as a lead post Dsena's exit, failed to create the same onscreen chemistry with the show's female lead, Drashti Dhami aka Madhu, which, too, apparently fueled the need to get Dsena back. If sources are to be believed, Utreja's character, Abhay Kapoor, will turn grey in the forthcoming episodes. 

Meanwhile, another source close to Dsena claim that it was a tiff with one of the co-producers, Saurabh Tewari that had lead to Dsena's walk out from the popular show, around two months back. "Vivian was gelled well with the show's co-producer Abhinav Shukla, and didn't have a great rapport with Saurabh. Now that Abhinav and Saurabh have split, and the former has taken charge of the show, he's got good friend Vivian back. He even shot for the promo on Wednesday," confirms the source.

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