Sony Entertainment Television has confirmed that its controversial show ‘Pehredaar Piya Ki’ will be shifted to 22:00 tonight, BizAsiaLive.com can reveal.

The show has been marred in controversy since its launch for its story, which shows a nine-year old prince falling for an 18-year old woman. A petition filed by disgruntled campaigners forced the Broadcasting Content Complaints Council (BCCC) to intervene last week. As of today, ‘Pehredaar Piya Ki’ will move from 20:30 to 22:00. As well as the change in time slot, the show has been advised to carry a scroll during the show about not endorsing child marriages.

‘Pehredaar Piya Ki’ will remain in its 20:30 slot in the UK, where media regulations differ to those of India television rules.

In other schedule changes on Sony TV, ‘Beyhadh’ will move to 20:30 from Tuesday 22nd August.