More Trouble For Pehredaar Piya Ki, Viewers Sign Petition To Ban The Show

It’s bad news for Team Pehredaar Piya Ki. Days after the show went on-air, a petition addressed to Smriti Zubin Irani, Union Cabinet Minister of Textiles and Information and Broadcasting (Additional Charge), calls for a ban on the ‘family drama’.

Sony’s new TV show, Pehredaar Piya Ki, has been receiving severe backlash from netizens ever since its trailer dropped. The show, which showcases a romantic relationship between a 10-year-old boy and 18-year-old woman, has been accused of promoting social evils like child marriage and justifying the act of ogling and stalking women.

pehredaar piya ki poster
Pehredaar Piya Ki Stars Tejaswi Prakash And Afaan Khan

Now, Pehredaar Piya Ki is in trouble, yet again. Reason? A petition on addressed to Smriti Zubin Irani, Union Cabinet Minister of Textiles and Information and Broadcasting (Additional Charge), calls for a ban on the show.

The petitioner, who now has 36,282 signatures (and counting) in support, wrote: “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, family time. 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.”

mansi mehta jain created the petition
Mansi Mehta Jain Signed A Petition Against The Show

A viewer opines, “Such shows are a curse to the current society.”

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Petition Signers Comment On The Show

Another one who asked people to sign the petition says, “A no-brainer as to why this serial is cancer to people’s minds (sic).”

surekha rao signs a petition
Surekha Rao And Richa Anirudh's Twitter Post

You may recall that soon after Pehredaar Piya Ki went on-air, TV heartthrob, Karan Wahi, blasted the show’s producers for selling ‘stupidity in the name of content’.

In response, Suyyash Rai, who is an integral part of the show, said, “they have worked really hard on the show and their intention to to entertain viewers and not promote child marriage”.

Gaurav Gera too took a dig at the show’s content.

Furthermore, in an exclusive interview with, child actor Afaan Khan’s (who essays the role of 10-year-old Ratan) father, revealed that he has no issues with the plot and people are reading too much into it.

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Tejaswi Prakash And Afaan Khan Pose For A Candid Picture

Back to the petition, it’s definitely bad news for the makers, who till now, were hoping to change people’s minds once the show went on-air.

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