'Pehredaar Piya Ki' to not have sequel, makers return with new concept to avoid controversy

Oct 05, 2017, 18:11 IST | Sonil Dedhia

Quelling rumours of their latest offering being a sequel to Pehredaar Piya Ki, lead actor Tejaswi Prakash says team has “rectified” the mistakes it made in the previous show

Pehredaar Piya Ki found itself in an unenviable spot of being one of the most controversial shows, when it was aired in July. Slammed for its objectionable content that revolved around an 18-year-old woman getting married to a nine-year-old boy, the show was pulled off air in August after the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting led by Smriti Irani intervened in the matter.

Tejaswi Prakash
Tejaswi Prakash

Now, the team has returned with their latest offering. The promo, which was released yesterday, sees lead actor Tejaswi Prakash in her Diya avatar. Rumours suggest that the new show is a sequel to Pehredaar, with a time leap of 10 years.

Also read: Was heartbroken when show was axed: 'Pehredaar Piya Ki' producer

However, speaking to mid-day, Prakash insists that it has "nothing to do with our last show". "This one will have a new name and a new concept altogether. We are not showing any flashbacks, nor are we showing a time leap where the boy [character of Ratan Maan Singh] who I was married to, has grown up. We don't want another controversy," she says matter-of-factly.

Also read: 'Pehredaar Piya Ki' pulled off air, producer claims I&B Ministry didn't find anything objectionable

Point out that the central characters of the previous show have been retained and she says, "Pehredaar Piya Ki was a much-talked about show. So, the producers decided to retain the names of the characters this time too. That way, it would be easier for the audience to connect with these characters."

Also read: 'Pehredaar Piya Ki' makers react to controversial 'suhag raat' sequence

Ask Prakash her viewpoint on the controversial show and she measures her words carefully. "In hindsight, I do believe that a lot of things could have been done differently. But I am happy that we have rectified it. I am glad that the producers stood by us and the channel also gave us another chance. We have managed to put together this one in barely 20 days," she says of the show that will be aired in November.

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