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‘We love to hate villains’

After acting in He has a diary in his hand, wears multiple rings, body-hugging shirts and juggles two phones — he is Bittuji, the manipulative secretary in Colors’s show, Madhubala. And the actor who essays this role is Indresh Malik.

tv Updated: Aug 21, 2012 16:29 IST
Kavita Awaasthi

He has a diary in his hand, wears multiple rings, body-hugging shirts and juggles two phones — he is Bittuji, the manipulative secretary in Colors’s show, Madhubala. And the actor who essays this role is Indresh Malik. Indresh says that his character is based on various Bollywood stars’ secretaries, “But I won’t name anyone. We’ve taken inspiration from many people who are as manipulative as Bittu,” he laughs.

“Most secretaries have to be business-minded and manipulative, so that they can arrange things according to the wishes of their star bosses. Bittu is all that and more. He is so loyal towards his boss, the superstar RK, that he can even murder anyone if RK tells him to. Working with RK for years, he knows all about the man, from his secrets to his fears.”

He made a successful debut on TV as Rajiv Bhalla in 12/24 Karol Bagh, which got him noticed. Twelve more shows later, Indresh believes that it is Bittu’s role that has got him fame. “Currently, my character has grey shades as he hates the protagonist Madhubala, who has been the cause of all troubles for RK. But eventually, he will become a villain on the show,” says Indresh, adding, “More than positive characters, people like negative ones. They love to hate the villains.”