Kudos! I & B Minister Smriti Irani Swings Into Action Against Pehredaar Piya Ki

I & B Ministry headed by Smriti Irani has come down on Sony's controversial show Pehredaar Piya Ki. The show's content is definitely objectionable

Sony's controversial offering Pehredaar Piya Ki, which brings to the audience the atrocious story of a 9-year-old boy (Afaan Khan) getting married to an 18-year-old girl (Tejaswi, is finally and truly at the receiving end.

The recent episodes that highlighted the suhaag raat and how the young kid enjoys filling his wife’s forehead with sindoor have shocked the nation no end. The cringe-worthy scenes caused a public outcry and a petition was filed against Pehredaar Kiya Ki demanding a ban on the show.

suhaag raat scene from pehredaar piya ki
Tejaswi Prakash And Afaan Khan In Pehredaar Piya Ki

Addressed to the I & B Minister Smriti Irani (who is also Minister for Textlies) , the petition filed by a certain Mansi Ja, states, “Pehredar 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 telecast 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.”

We love ministers who take prompt action and know their job well, and Smriti Irani is definitely one such.

pehredaar piya ki poster
Pehredaar Piya Ki Poster

SpotboyE.com has it that the I & B Ministry has written to the BCCC (Broadcasting Content Complaints Council- the self-regulatory mechanism for GEC content) to take up the matter.Sources close to the government say that a letter to this effect has been been dispatched, asking for immediate action on priority basis.

The BCCC will now have to take cognisance, respond and take action.

Producers of Pehredaar Piya Ki, Shashi & Sumeet Mittal, are unarguably in serious trouble.

pehredaar piya ki still
A Still From Pehredaar Piya Ki

We can't help but remember the laughable interview that Afaan Khan's father had given to us a few days ago, where he said things like:

1. I am simply looking at Afaan's future. Pehredaar Piya Ki is giving him film offers.

2. Many people are praising Afaan saying that he looks cute and he's doing well.

3. We are not doing it for money. Afaan is just playing a character.

4. I am not bothered and worried about the reaction that Pehredaar Piya Ki is getting.


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