“Pehredaar Piya Ki” was in news even before its broadcast was begun and as the account of the show unfurled, the fury of watchers is expanding. The serial purportedly advances youngster marriage and exhibits sentimental groupings between a 9-yr kid and 19-yr woman who got hitched in troublesome conditions. There has been a regularly developing resentment among group of onlookers after the Suhaag raat and special night groupings and it comes as no big surprise that individuals have requested a prohibition on the serial.

A request of routed to Union Cabinet Minister of Textiles and Information and Broadcasting, Smriti Zubin Irani, is started by irate groups of onlookers for getting the serial off air. Mansi Jain posted this appeal to on Change.org which was marked by more than 50,000 individuals by 4 PM today.

This is what the request of peruses:

“Pehredaar Piya Ki – 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 -8:30pm on Sony. (Family time) It is to be devoured by the entire Nation. 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. Join us in signing the petition to ban this serial (sic).”

It was unquestionably very abnormal for watchers when the creators as of late demonstrated Suhaagraat of the couple. Considerably more shockingly, they will make a beeline for London presently for their vacation.

Tejaswi Prakash, the lead actress of the show, reacts over this petition and this is what she told IANS,

“I think it’s really progressive. But again, a lot of people believe in judging a book by its cover… They love being judgmental and people have nothing better to do than judging somebody else’s work. Then okay, what can I do?”

People might be surprised to know that she makes a comparison between “PehredaarPiya Ki” and “Game of Thrones” when she says,

“It also happened in ‘Game Of Thrones’… People love ‘Game Of Thrones’ and if same thing happens in ‘PehredaarPiya Ki’, then it’s an issue.”

On the question whether negative reactions had any effect on her, she says,

“No, I’m an actor. I just get my script, go on the set and I perform. Honestly, I’m not on a lot of social sites to be aware of any such comments… I am only active on Instagram. Nobody calls and says anything to me. It’s probably the creatives… They should talk to the creatives about the criticism.”

Here’s what she had to say about the content of “Pehredaar Piya Ki”:

“It’s not what a normal ‘suhagraat’ and honeymoon is like. Obviously, me and Ratan are not married to have babies. It’s different. Once people watch it and then they find it yucky or anything, then I would be fine and understand. There is nothing wrong that we have shown.”

he added,

“I think the audience will be able to connect and I think they are being able to connect only because of the strong character who is able to take decisions at the age of 18 and save his (Ratan’s) life for her own happiness… Also, we have shown the fact that she has taken the decision (of marrying him) and it even shows how much freedom she has got from her own family to be able to make a decision like that. There’s lot of strength we are showing for a girl of that age.”

If you take a look at the synopsis of “Pehredaar Piya Ki” on YouTube, it reads:

“PehredaarPiya Ki is the story of an unusual marriage between a 9-year-old boy, Ratan Harshvardhan Singh and an 18-year old girl, Diya. Diya sacrifices her own dreams and will fully gets married to Ratan to become his protector. While Diya takes up her duty of a wife and will fully commits to the relationship, Ratan is enamoured by her beauty and considers her to be a Pari from the fairy tales he has heard from his Maasa. Though being a miss matched couple, both create a comfortable world for themselves. While 9-year-old husband tries to cheer up his wife Diya with his cute gestures, Diya keeps up the promise to protect him and nurture their relationship. Will Diya and Ratan rewrite the pages of history with their love story? Is age only a number when it comes to finding true love? Watch the unfolding of a beautiful fairy tale as Pehredaar Piya Ki presents the most unique Jodi on Indian television.

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