‘New show not a se­quel to Pehredaar Piya Ki’

HT Cafe - - Entertainment - Shreya Mukher­jee shreya.mukher­jee@htlive.com

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 new 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 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,” Te­jasswi says.

Speaking about work­ing with the same cast, Te­jasswi says, “Our show was num­ber one on the chan­nel till the time it was on air. Even the BCCC [Broad­cast­ing Con­tent Com­plaints Coun­cil] al­lowed us to run the show on a dif­fer­ent time slot, which only proved that the show wasn’t any­thing that peo­ple com­plained about.”

She adds that since there was too much con­tro­versy around the show, there was no point in per­sist­ing with it. 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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