‘New show not a se­quel to Pehredaar...’

Hindustan Times ST (Jaipur) - Hindustan Times (Jaipur) - City - - Time Out - Shreya Mukher­jee

The TV show, Pehredaar Piya Ki went off-air, af­ter a viewer filed a pe­ti­tion to ban the show, due to its re­gres­sive con­tent. Now, the mak­ers of the show are all set to re­place it with a brand new show. In­ter­est­ingly, most of the cast of the show will be re­tained, ex­cept for child ac­tor Af­fan Khan, who es­sayed the role of nine-yearold Ratan Maan Singh. Ac­tor Te­jasswi Prakash, who played the char­ac­ter of Diya Ratan Singh in the show, has bagged the lead role of a mod­ern woman in the up­com­ing fic­tion. She is quite happy with the new de­vel­op­ment. “This is a com­pletely new show and it’s not a se­quel [to Pehredaar Piya Ki]. It’s a love story. We ended Pehredaar Piya Ki abruptly, so we wanted some­thing [as good] to take its place,” says an ex­cited Te­jasswi. About work­ing with the same cast, Te­jasswi says, “Our show was num­ber one on the chan­nel till the time it was on air. Even BCCC [Broad­cast­ing Con­tent Complaints Coun­cil] al­lowed us to run the show on a dif­fer­ent time slot and it only proved that the show wasn’t any­thing that peo­ple com­plained about.” She adds that since there was too much hap­pen­ing around it, there was no point in stretch­ing the show. Thus, ev­ery­one as­so­ci­ated with the show “mu­tu­ally agreed” to take it off-air.

Te­jasswi Prakash played the lead in Pehredaar Piya Ki

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