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Controversial TV Serial ‘Pehredaar Piya Ki’ Goes Off Air

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| August 29 , 2017 , 15:00 IST

‘Pehredaar Piya Ki’, the controversial show from Sony Entertainment has been pulled off air. The show entered the controversy as it took a negative slant, it depicted a 9-year-old kid getting married to a girl twice his age.

Earlier this month, the Broadcasting Content Complaints Council (BCCC) had directed the channel to shift the show to a late night slot, however, the makers found it would be injustice to the story to show at that slot. So, they thought that rather than compromising on story it’s better to end the show. On August 28, the show did not go air on Sony TV, but the episode went online on Sony’s web platform Sony Liv.

"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, 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," the statement read.

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The makers, however, have promised that the show will come back with a new season soon. ‘Pehredaar Piya Ki’, produced by Shashi Summeet Productions, went on air last month. The show starred Tejasswi Prakash, Afaan Khan and Suryyash Rai in lead roles.