Pehredar Piya Ki latest news – After shifting their timings to 10 PM, the show will take a 12-Year Leap
Sony TV’s Pehredar Piya Ki has been making headlines for all the wrong reasons, even before it aired on television. The storyline revolves around the marriage of 10-year-old Ratan Singh (essayed by Afaan Khan) to 18-year-old Diya (essayed by Tejaswi Prakash Wayangankar).
The buzz around controversial fiction show took a new turn after Broadcasting Content Complaints Council (BCCC) asked Sony, the channel airing it, to shift the time slot of the show from 8.30 pm to 10 pm. They have also asked the makers to run a disclaimer that the show doesn’t promote child marriage.
Now, according to a report in Hindustan Times, Pehredaar Piya Ki is going to take a 12 year leap. However, sources close to the channel share that the leap was always supposed to happen much before a petition to ban the show began making the rounds.
The makers have been defending the show and claim that the leap is not a damage control measure. Shared a source to HT “the leap will happen at the scheduled time. It’s not that this leap is happening because of all the controversy or the petition that has been filed. The leap was always supposed to take place in October, three months from the day —July 17 — the show went on air”.
Meanwhile, Tejaswi is happy that the show now has a new time slot and is not being banned as was demanded by those who found the content regressive. According to her, this is proof that unlike what many thought, the show doesn’t highlight anything unethical. “Truth will always prevail. I am happy with the new time slot as 10 pm is also prime time. Had our show been moved from 8.30 pm to 6.30 pm, I would have felt bad,” she says.
Talking about the leap in the show, she shared “How does it make any difference? I think people are just obsessed with talking about the show, be it about the leap or the time slot. I have been part of other shows where the time has changed or the leap has happened, but there has never such buzz the way it is right now. The buzz is going to be even more if the leap happens. We had a bank of 15 episodes and we are already shooting ahead of that, so I can only tell you about my character right now.”
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