There is trouble in store for Sony Entertainment Television’s controversial fiction show, Pehredaar Piya Ki, as the Broadcasting Content Complaints Council (BCCC) has received over 40 complaints against it.
While the authorities at the council denied any comment or refused to confirm anything, a source at BCCC said, “We are getting so many complaints every day. The total number of complaints would be more than 40. Our next meeting is scheduled on August 16 and this topic is on the top of our agenda in that meeting.”
The council will discuss the complaints and then decide whether the show has to be banned or does it needs better handling by the makers.
The show, which premiered on July 17, 2017, had already garnered a lot of internet disapproval for its plot. The show depicts a nine-year-old boy wooing and marrying a girl who is double his age. The show has been criticised for being too regressive. An online petition has also been initiated, demanding banning of the show.
The showmakers replied to claims of regression with a plea for people to understand the script before passing judgement. In multiple media reports, producer Sumeet Mittal said, “It is very easy to pass judgement by just looking at the promos without knowing the base of the story or the concept. I don’t think it is wrong on people’s part to react this way. But they will definitely change their view once they watch the story unfold. I am very confident about that. We don’t make content that is not good for society.”