Sony Entertainment Television’s controversial show ‘Pehredaar Piya Ki’ is facing calls for the show to be taken off air.
Campaigners have been slammed the show in which a 10-year old boy is seen falling in love with a princess twice his age. The makers of the show have now come forward and said they will “respect and obey” the government’s decision.
As reported earlier on BizAsiaLive.com , the Ministry has forwarded the complaint petition to the Broadcasting Content Complaints Council (BCCC). A decision is expected later this week.
The producer of the show, Sumeet Mittal said, “We have not received anything yet. As and when we receive it (instructions from the ministry), we will reply to it. We will explain our point of view. We know what we have made and we are confident about our show. Anything that will come to us we will respect and obey it. If they want to monitor the show or watch it, it is okay.”
Writer Shashi Mittal said, “The show is nowhere promoting child marriage, it is not showing anything objectionable. It is not about child marriage, we are not promoting it. It is about forced marriage. The girl is just fulfilling the last wish of a dying man. She is there to protect the child. She also mentioned that their marriage is for a cause and not to enjoy marital bliss.”
He added, “If people are objecting after watching the show, then it’s fine. There are people who have not seen the show and are talking against it. We are not going to change the plot line at all. I don’t think we are showing anything negative.”