I&B Ministry: ‘Pehredaar Piya Ki’ taken off air

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After the month’s long controversies, Sony Entertainment Television’s daily soap ‘Pehredaar Piya Ki’ has been finally taken off air by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.

The complaint against the show was raised after the show aired 18-year-old girl marrying a nine-year-old boy.

The voice against the show was raised by the television actor Karan Wahi and followed by his fans who demanded a ban on the show.

An official statement has been issued by the channel which reads, “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”.

It was reported that the viewers of the show also filed a petition against the show.

Although, following the amid controversies, the time slot of the show was shifted 8:30 pm to 10:30 pm.

Meanwhile, the makers of the show defend it by adding, viewers should understand in what circumstances the girl married the child.

The controversial show ‘Pehredaar Piya Ki’ aired its last episode on Friday.

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