Pehredaar Piya Ki has become one of the most controversial TV shows in recent times. In the latest announcement, BCCC has asked the broadcasting channel Sony to move the show to the 10 pm slot from its current 8.30 pm, and even run it with a disclaimer scroll saying it doesn’t promote child marriage.
An online petition was moved for a ban on the TV show, which has been described as having “obnoxious and perverted” content that can “severely impact impressionable minds of children”.
The makers have been defending it, saying viewers must understand the circumstances in which the girl has to marry the child.[ecp code=”4″]
On Wednesday, a BCCC official told IANS: “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 p.m. and that they must run a disclaimer.
“They will have to comply.”
Pehredaar Piya Ki is the story of a 10-year-old boy Ratan, who is married to an 18-year-old girl Diya. The show courted trouble when the makers decided to air sequences like the couple celebrating their ‘suhagraat’ and honeymoon among others.