It looks like Sony TV has indeed pulled the plug on its controversial show, Pehredaar Piya Ki. The serial portrayed a 9-year-old boy getting married to an 18-year-old woman because his family was dead, he was a rich prince and someone was out there to kill him. Instead of just getting him a good bodyguard, the story-writers decided that this would be a good enough reason to show child marriage. After a facing a lot of criticism, the channel did not air its latest episode last week and took it off-air, this was apparently done without informing the actors and makers of the serial.

The channel has now given an official statement on the matter –

Effective 28th August 2017, we are pulling off our programme, Pehredaar Piya Ki, from television. While we understand that the decision to end this serial will be disappointing to those whose creative energies are vested in it, namely, its crew and cast, we (as a channel) are convinced that we will be better served by focusing instead on developing viewer interest in our upcoming, new shows. We are grateful to all the artists, producers and fans of our shows and request you to graciously support the viewership of our newer ventures.

The producer of the show, Sumeet Mittal didn’t take this news well and in an interview to, compared this sudden development to a miscarriage –

It’s a very painful process to end the show abruptly. It surely feels bad. Taking a show off air is like suffering a miscarriage. We work hard for each of our creation, without thinking about the outcome. Whether the show works or not, we put in the same amount of hard work and passion. We didn’t want to wait for the audience to reject our show.

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