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Sony TV Pehredaar Piya Ki ends, the channel has informed the cast & crew of the same
Sony TV’s Pehredaar Piya Ki that has been mired in controversies since its very inception is going off air. The decision to scrap the show was a last minute call taken collectively by the channel and the makers. As per the directive of BCCC (The Broadcasting Content Complaints Council), the show’s prime time slot of 8:30 pm was to undergo a change to 10:30 pm Monday onwards.
Now, last night Pehredar Piya Ki was not aired on Sony and this led to speculations. But the episode went online on Sony’s web platform Sony Liv. Pehredaar has gone down the drain as the channel was also not too keen to beam it at the late 10.30pm slot.
Sony has released an official statement on taking the show off-air and have promised that the show will come back with a new season soon.
Sony TV released a statement saying “Effective 28th August 2017, we are pulling off our programme, Pehredaar Piye Ki, from television. While we understand that the decision to end this serial will be disappointing to those whose creative energies are vested in it, namely, its crew and cast, we (as a channel) are convinced that we will be better served by focusing instead on developing viewer interest in our upcoming, new shows. We are grateful to all the artists, producers and fans of our shows and request you to graciously support the viewership of our newer ventures.”
Pehredar Piya Ki that showed the marriage of a 9-year-old prince Ratan with an 18-year-old girl Diya came under the scanner after it showed a first night sequence and a honeymoon sequence between the kid and the teenager. An online petition addressed to I& B minister Smriti Irani was filed on change.org thereafter asking for a ban on the show. The show was then asked to change its prime time slot from 8:30pm to 10:30pm.
The makers of the show Shashi and Sumeet Mittal vehemently defended their show saying it’s progressive and they are proud of their show in an interview to India Today channel. They also organised a press conference in Mumbai defending their show. The show starred Tejaswi Prakash and child actor Afaan Khan in lead roles.
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