After Sony’s sudden decision to take their controversial daily soap Pehredaar Piya Ki off the air, the cast and crew were in shock. The actors said Tuesday that it was disappointing how the show was canceled and now the producer also reacted to the news.
In an interview with the Times of India, producer Sumeet Mittal compared the cancellation with a “miscarriage.” “It’s a very painful process to finish the show abruptly.
Taking an aerial show is like suffering from a miscarriage. We work hard for each of our creations, without thinking about the result. Whether the show is working or not, we put the same amount of hard work and passion.
The producer said that the decision to cancel the show was not sudden and was being prepared in the team as the B & D department requested a change in the time for the show.
“We have been arguing internally with the channel since the schedule was changed, we were skeptical and not convinced.
We write the story keeping the audience the first time in mind and the change in the slot would not have paid off. Therefore, we decided to complete the program mutually.
It was a difficult call, but we had to. “Sumeet said his team made the decision in the right spirit and is now preparing for a new show.
Pehredaar Piya Ki fired a lot of scak from the audience for its regressive content. The show, performed by Tejaswi Prakash and Suyyash Rai, told the story of an 18-year-old woman married to a 9-year-old boy and how her “love story” unfolds.
There was a highly publicized request from a viewer to the Minister of Information and Broadcasting, Smriti Irani, calling for an entertainment ban and the Broadcasting Complaints Council (BCCC) asking the decision makers to change the time limit.
He even called on decision-makers to declare that the program does not favor children’s marriage. While rumors are that the jump was expected three months after the launch, it will now be for nothing. The show was withdrawn on Monday.
Suyash had expressed a commotion when canceling. “If this happens, then I’m surprised, I was hoping to return to the show after the jump.” Tejaswi is a close friend, so I wanted to be a supporter of her and work with her.
I wanted the show to be good because a lot of hard work on a show when it was released. Many people, including technicians, will lose their jobs when the show is closed, “he said.