Afaan Khan's Father Says, 'My Wife & I Don't Mind Our Son's Child Marriage In Pehredaar Piya Ki'!

This is a shocking interview of a father who clearly is enjoying the limelight that his son Afaan Khan (of Pehredaar Piya Ki) finds himself in. We would like to caution Mr Khan that such regressive content can have a bearing on his son, and yes it's an unsolicited advice

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Afaan Khan's Father Says, 'My Wife & I Don't Mind Our Son's Child Marriage In Pehredaar Piya Ki'!
Indian television never ceases to surprise with its content. Sony's recent show Pehredaar Piya Ki has pushed all envelopes of sanity by celebrating child marriage.

The show produced by Shashi and Sumeet Mittal- the same duo who harassed a pregnant Deepika Singh for her dues of Diya Aur Baati Hum- premiered on Sony on July 17.  Based in Rajasthan, Pehredaar Piya Ki is a story of a 9-year-old boy marrying an 18-year-old girl. The show stars Tejaswi Prakash as Diya and child actor Afaan Khan as Ratan.

afaan khan and tejaswi prakash pehredaar piya ki
Afaan Khan And Tejaswi Prakash Pehredaar Piya Ki

There are many scenes which have been outrageous.  Afaan suddenly puts sindoor on Tejaswi's forehead and says that now they are looking perfect together. The first episode even had Afaan stalking Tejaswi.

Pehredaar Piya Ki has been slammed by critics and even actors like Karan Wahi and Gaurav Gera from the TV industry.

afaan khan in pehredaar piya ki spoke to Afaan's father yesterday. Initially, the man was reluctant to talk and said, "Sony has asked me not to talk to the media," but when we prodded him on, he opened up- and how!

Excerpts from the conversation that followed:

Your son's show Phredaar Piya Ki has been mired in a controversy for celeberating child marriage... 
It's okay. We knew about the script in detail. It's not that something happened at the spur of moment.

Plus, let me tell you that the story is soon going to take you into a different space soon, it's going to change drastically.

I don't think we should read too much into Pehredaar Piya Ki. It is just a show and my son Afaan is only acting in it. In fact, many people are praising him that he looks cute and he's doing well.

afaan and tejaswi in pehredaar pyaar ki

I am sure he's doing well. Nobody is debating that, Mr Khan. But even actors from the industry are lashing out at the show Pehredaar Piya Ki (Karan Wahi, Gaurav Gera)...
I cannot comment on that, but I am simply looking at Afaan's future. Pehredaar Piya Ki is giving him film offers. I just got a call from a film production house and I am sorry that I can't reveal the producer's name. 

karan wahi blasts pehredaar piya ki producers for selling stupidity with a 10 year old kid stalking a 18year old woman
Karan Wahi Blasts Pehredaar Piya Ki Producers For Selling Stupidity

Does Afaan understand what is marriage and what are its implications?
As I said, Afaan is only acting. He is not taking all that is happening on the show into his head

Is your wife okay with all this?
She has no problem.

Does Afaan get teased in school after he came on  TV as someone who marries an 18-year old girl?
No, nobody teases Afaan.

Why are you making your son do this? There a school of thought that you guys are doing this for money...
Look, we are not doing it for money. Afaan is just playing a character. If somebody plays a villain on screen, does he become a villain in real life?

People talk, is that something new?

Even Salman Khan and Shah Rukh Khan have had their share of controversies. Will they stop acting?

If one has to remain in the industry, there will be controversies around him/her. One needs to accept all this.

salman khan and shah rukh khan controversies

Did you expect this kind of reaction to Pehredaar Piya Ki?
No, I didn't. But I am not bothered and worried about the reaction.

Has Afaan asked you questions regarding the backlash?
Afaan is not asking anything to me. As I said, he is not taking anything into his head. He is still a kid who is busy with his games and toys after the shoot.

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