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Finally Smriti Irani bans the TV show “Pehredaar Piya Ki” telecasted in Sony TV; Do you know why?

Now days, some television shows are miring with controversial stories. Just like that, Sony TV’s Pehredaar Pyar Ki also wrapped up in controversies since its very inception is going on air.

The decision which was taken to scrap the show, a last minute call was taken collectively by the channel and the makers. As per he directive of The Broadcasting Content Complaints Council, prime time of the show changed to 10.30 pm from 8.30 pm Monday onwards.

However, the makers and the cannel decided to air this show on the same time, reasoning that the show is not fit for late night slot and it would be injustice to the story to show at that time. So, they have decided to end the show rather than compromising with the makers and the controversies.

On the public demand, I&B Ministry pulled down the show without informing the makers and the channel.

On Aug 28th, the show did not air on TV, but the episode went online on Sony’s web platform, Sony Live.

Sony Entertainment Television has confirmed that the makers however have promised that the show will come back with a new season soon.

“Effective from August 28 2017, we are pulling off our programme, Pehredaar Piya 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 shows. We are grateful to all the artists, producers and fans of our shows and request you to graciously support the viewership of our new ventures.” Sony TV stated.

The story questions the Indian Cultural Values!

Pehredaar Piya Ki, showed the marriage of  9-year old prince Ratan and 18-year old girl Diya, came under the scanner after it showed a first night sequence and a honeymoon of these two.

An online petition addressed to I & B minister Smriti Irani and filed on change.org. Thereafter, they have asked to ban the show, because of the content which questions the cultural values of India. However, they could not end the show but the timings changed to 10.30pm.

Shashi and Sumeet Mittal, the directors of the show defended their show that, “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.”


Shika Mahajan

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