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Most controversial TV serial ‘Pehredaar Piya Ki’ goes off air

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After receiving negative reviews from audience, social media and even from TV industry ‘Pehredaar Piya Ki’ is officially going off air . Pehredaar Piya Ki has been in controversy ever since the first promo of show was aired and now the latest update is that the show has been taken off air. No episode was telecast yesterday (August 28) evening.

Here’s an official statement by the channel (SONY TV) on taking the show off air, “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.”

The producer of the show, Sumeet Mittal maintained that the entire fuss about the show was created by the ones who didn’t watch the show. He told The Indian Express, “I agree that people have the freedom of speech but one can’t be so irresponsible. There’s a show where so many people are working and you can’t judge it over an out of context promo or scene. I have time and again said that the people who are talking negatively about the show are not the ones who watch TV. We have to understand the organic reach of a specific show. Pehredaar Piya Ki audience is not the ones who troll or bash things online.” Pehredaar Piya Ki began last month on Sony Entertainment Television. After a few days, a petition to ban the show was sent to Information and Broadcasting Minister Smriti Irani.