The new show, Pehredaar Piya Ki, produced by Shashi Sumeet Mittal will be aired on Sony TV today. Ever since the promo of the show was out, the show made headlines for its weird plotline, where a 10-year-old falls in love with his keeper (an 18-year-old adolescent) and marries her.
When I first saw the poster of the show on a bus, I found the visuals to be very disturbing and then when I read the plot that circumstances force a girl to marry a prince who is half her age as he is attracted towards her, I was appalled. I mean just because a Hollywood show like Game of Thrones could pull off incest so well, Indian TV shows can’t go promoting child marriage.
Weird TV shows in Indian screens aren’t new. We have seen some that presented the traditional customs practiced back in those days or supernatural stuff like a Naagin returning to seek revenge or about a woman turning into a fly to protect her family or about child marriage and reincarnation. In such a scenario, Pehredaar Piya Ki does not surprise us. Well, that is my opinion and if the makers surprise me with a totally different concept that is nothing like what the visuals speak of, I would be glad and so the audience.
The disclaimer says ‘This show doesn’t endorse child marriage in any way whatsoever’ and goes on to show the royal romantic love story, contradicting itself. Shashi Sumeet’s production house has produced many shows in the past like Diya Aur Baati Hum, Punar Vivah, among others. While Diya Aur Baati Hum was a huge success, let’s see what the makers have got in store for us with this new show. (ALSO READ: Swaragini actress Tejasswi Prakash won’t date co-stars to get the chemistry right)
With the first episode, the reactions from fans have already started coming in. Take a look at the Twitter reactions to Pehrehdaar Piya Ki and decide if it deserves a watch or not.
Going by the Twitter reactions, it seems that many are excited to watch the show as it stars Tejasswi Prakash, while some find it not so interesting. May be the show is not as creepy as its visuals were. Watch Pehredaar Piya Ki on Sony at 8.30.
Tejasswi Prakash, who was last seen in the popular show Swaragini essaying the role of Ragini and donned a Marwadi look, will be seen donning a Royal princess’ look in this show alongside a child artist Afaan Khan.