Shikhar was a Hindi Television soap opera of drama genre that was aired on Colors TV during 2012. he serial was produced by Saurabh Tiwari for Nautanki Films and was also directed by himself. The main star cast of the serial included
, Raj Zutshi, Rakhi Vijan and Bhupender Singh among others.
, daughter of the famous comedian of Bollywood of yester years,
also played a small comic role in the serial. Raj Zutshi played a negative role in the serial. Manish Naggdeo was also seen in some of the episodes. At the inception, the show was largely based on the cross border romance of a young couple, but later the name and the storyline of the serial was changed and it depicted the failed love affair between the two icons of Indian Film Industry of their times,
and Madhubala. The name of the series was also changed to Kathputli. The show highlighted the love tale of Dilip Kumar and Madhubala and the mental state and agony that Madhubala had to pass through when duty and love stood against each other on her path of life. Finally she decided to leave her love for the sake of duty, when she was asked by Dilip to leave her father after their marriage. She deserts her love and continues on the path of duty for her family.
The show was telecast on Colors channel during 2012.