I&B Minister Smriti Irani responds to petition to ban the show; writes to BCCC.
I&B Minister Smriti Irani has responded to the petition to ban Pehredaar Piya by writing to BCCC (Broadcasting Content Complaints Council).
There is a possibility that Pehredaar Piya Ki might be taken off air, as I&B Minister Smriti Irani has taken a prompt action against the show after coming across an online petition to ban the show. Sony TV's recently-launched daily soap shows a 9-year-old boy falling for an 18-year-old girl, proposing her for marriage, and subsequently getting married to her; followed up by suhaag raat and honeymoon sequences.
Irani has written to Broadcasting Content Complaints Council (BCCC) and has asked them to take immediate action against the show, on priority basis.
The petition to ban Pehredaar Piya Ki, addressed to Smriti Irani, was filed on change.org by Mansi Jain and it has 103,106 supporters so far and counting. "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 telecasted at prime time, family time. 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," read the petition. The show stars Tejasswi Prakash (Diya) and Afaan Khan (Ratan), Suyyash Rai (Abhay), Parmeet Sethi (Harshwardhan Maan Singh) and Kishori Shahane (Padma Singh) among others.