Mumbai: Sony TV’s most controversial show Pehredaar Piya Ki has now become the topic of criticism among the people of India. Recently, more than 50,000 thousand people have signed an online petition, demanding a ban on the TV show.
After all, the show revolves around the child marriage subject in which a 10-year-old boy gets married to the woman who is twice of his age. The show has a bizarre plot and showed such scenes in which a boy stalks a girl shamefully.
Since then, viewers have been becoming angry on such a disgusting show which shows rubbish content on the subject of child marriage. However, an angry viewer Mansi Jain reportedly urged Information and Broadcasting Minister Smriti Irani to ban the show.
She filed a petition in which she wrote, “Pehredar Piya ki. – A 10-year-old impressionable little kid (‘piyaa’) caressing and stalking a lady who’s more than double his age and filling sindoor in her ‘maang’ is being telecast at prime time -8:30 pm on Sony.”
She further mentioned in the petition that “(Family time) It is to be devoured by the entire nation. Imagine the kind of influence it will steadily and perpetually infuse in the viewers’ mindset. We want a ban on the serial. We do not want our kids to be influenced by such TV serials. Join us in signing the petition to ban this serial.” Most interestingly, Jain’s petition has received more than 50,000 signatures and counting which remarkable.
Reacting to the petition to ban the show, Suyyash Rai, actor from Pehredaar Piya Ki told Indian Express, “How much time these people have to start such petition. Tell me did we show them having sex that there’s such a hullabaloo over the suhaag raat sequence. And there is no honeymoon sequence. It’s all imagined by these critics to pull our show down. The producers have been in the industry for a long time and do know their job well. It is not just an entertaining show but it is also helping so many people earn their living. People are only targeting us because it’s a different show. I can only say that don’t watch the show if you don’t like it, but don’t put so many people’s hard work down. We are not here to preach but only present a fictitious entertaining story.”
Moreover, lead actress Tejaswi Prakash told Indian Express that “I have no clue about the petition and can’t comment on it.”
Thus, let’s see what action Information and Broadcasting Minister takes on this controversial show.