After prodding from I&B Minister Smriti Irani, the BCCC has moved the controversial show 'Pehredaar Piya Ki' from 9pm to 10pm.
Apparently, the makers have also been directed to add a disclaimer stating they don't support child marriage.
However, PPK producer Sumeet Mittal says they haven't received any intimation from the ministry yet. "As and when we receive it, we will reply."
20 Jul 2017
Pehredaar Piya Ki moves the audience, to outrage
From the minute Pehredaar Piya Ki's trailer came out, the show faced flak for showing a contentious relationship between a 9-year-old boy set to marry an 18-year-old girl.
'Pehredaar' or otherwise, viewers took objection to the theme of the show.
To make things worse, the first episode showed the child creepily clicking pictures of the girl without her knowledge or consent.
Actor Karan Wahi slams the show, says stop selling stupidity
Actor Karan Wahi too slammed the show on Facebook and asked the producers and the channel to stop trying to sell "stupidity in the name of content" and that the Hindi television industry could do "better than this".
14 Aug 2017
Cast, producers defend the show; compare it to GoT
While India may have been outraged by the show, its cast and producers failed to see why.
Defending her show, the lead actress Tejaswi Prakash said that the same happens in Game of Thrones and people love it.
The producer too said that there was no objectionable content and the relationship between the child and the female character was shown as 'pure'.
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Tejaswi's comparison with GoT couldn't have been more wrong
GoT fans cringed when the show got compared to Pehredaar Piya Ki. While Loras Tyrell and Cersei Lannister's engagement did get announced in Season 4 but the wedding never took place and Cersei was definitely not Pehredaar Loras Ki, in fact, exactly the opposite.
The latest episode
PPK probably just aired the episodes that could finish it
The makers of Pehredaar Piya Ki, landed in a storm of outrage after the latest episode showed the kid adorning Diya with 'Sindoor'.
There is more, the couple is then sent to their room and the family even wants to send them for a honeymoon.
Soon after a petition was floated to ban the show which people felt was promoting child marriage.
14 Aug 2017
Smriti Irani writes to BCCC to ban Pehredaar Piya Ki