Sony TV's Pehredaar Piya Ki Moved Out Of Prime Time Slot as per BCCC decision

Sony TV's Pehredaar Piya Ki Moved Out Of Prime Time Slot as per BCCC decision

Sony TV’s show, Pehredaar Piya Ki, which got a lot of negative views, will now shift to a late-night time slot as per Broadcasting Content Complaints Council's (BCCC) decision taken in a recently held meeting. Also, BCCC has asked the producers to run the episodes with a scroll at the bottom stating that the show does not promote child marriage.

Pehredaar Piya Ki is a story of an eighteen-year-old pretty girl getting married to a nine-year-old boy. An online petition - ‘Obnoxious and Perverted series’ was filed against the show describing that the content of the show will severely impact the minds of children.

While talking to media BCCC officials mentioned, "We had a monthly meeting and the channel officials were called for a discussion, which went on for quite long. After everything, they were directed that the timing of the show should be shifted to a late night slot of 10:30 p.m. and that they must run a disclaimer. They will have to comply."

The BCCC chief Justice Vikramjit Sen said that he has received many complaints against Pehredaar Piya Ki which is produced by Shashi Sumeet Productions.

Earlier in this week, the producers of the show held a press conference in Mumbai's Westin hotel to defend their show and concept, where one of the producers Sumeet Mittal said, “Whatever controversy happening, it is baseless and rumored. Before coming to any conclusion about the show I would appeal everyone to watch our twenty episodes which went on air recently.”

Adding more to it Shashi Mittal, writer of the show mentioned, “Pehredaar Piya Ki is nothing but a story of a girl (Diya) who becomes a Pehredaar (guardian) of the prince (Ratan Singh) by getting married to him and fulfilling his father’s (Baapjisa) wish, who is lying on the deathbed. Also, whatever TRP our show has gained till now is purely on the basis of our content and not because of this controversy”.

Here's what happened at the press conference 

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