‘I don’t blame peo­ple for be­ing an­gry about our show’

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - HT City | Time Out - Yashika Mathur yashika.mathur@htlive.com ■

Tele­vi­sion show Pehredar Piya Ki, which shows an 18-yearold woman mar­ried to a 10-year-old, has been mak­ing news ever since the promo re­leased. Some view­ers have got the im­pres­sion that the show is about pae­dophilia and child mar­riage. Ac­tor Te­jasswi Prakash (right) who plays the lead in show, says she doesn’t have a prob­lem with peo­ple think­ing that.

“I don’t blame them be­cause that is how it has come across in the pro­mos. We can­not deny the fact that in the show I am mar­ried to a 10-year-old kid,” says Te­jasswi, who rose to pop­u­lar­ity af­ter play­ing the role of Ragini in the daily soap Swaragini. “It’s not fo­cussing on how we are a hap­pily mar­ried cou­ple and that ev­ery 18-year-old should fall for a 10-year-old kid in school. The show is about the ma­tu­rity that a girl at that age shows to pro­tect a boy.”

What was her re­ac­tion when she heard the story for the first time? “I was like, ‘What? Can you re­peat it?’” she laughs, and adds, “Later when I got to know the sto­ry­line in de­tail I un­der­stood how chal­leng­ing the char­ac­ter is go­ing to be and how beau­ti­ful this story is.”

Te­jasswi is pos­i­tive that it won’t take more than six months for the au­di­ence to fall in love with the show and her char­ac­ter Diya.

PHOTO: FACE­BOOK/IAMTEJASSWIPRAKASH

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