Indian TV show Pehredaar Piya Ki is making rounds once again. Ever since the promos of the show were aired, there were mixed reviews regarding the theme, which portrayed a nine-year-old boy getting married to a girl twice his age, reported Hindustan Times.
Once on-air, several problems afflicted the show, and now, Sony has finally pulled the plug. While no episode was telecast on August 28, it came as a huge shock to the cast and crew, who thought their problems were behind them as they were preparing for a time leap in the show.
Ever since it went on air, Pehredaar Piya Ki received flak for being regressive. There was a much publicised petition, from a viewer to the Information and Broadcasting minister Smriti Irani, asking for a ban on the show, and the Broadcasting Content Complaints Council demanding makers to change the time slot and even run a disclaimer saying the show doesn’t promote child marriage.
On being contacted about the news, actor Jiten Lalwani, who stars in the show, said, “Yes. If the episode hasn’t aired then you know the news is true.”
Actor Suyash Rai was also extremely disappointed. “If this is happening, then I am shocked. I was waiting to re-enter the show after the leap. Tejaswi [Prakash] is a close friend so I wanted to be a support to her and work with her. I wanted the show to do well as a lot of hard work goes into making it. So many people including technicians will lose their jobs when the show shuts,” he said.
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