We informed you yesterday that the Broadcasting Content Complaints Council has reportedly directed Sony TV to shift the telecast of Pehredaar Piya Ki post the 10pm slot. This has come after viewers have signed a petition to ban the show or change its timing as they feel it promotes the concept of child marriage. People have also objected to the love story between the young boy Ratan played by Afaan Khan and Diya i.e. Tejasswi Prakash Wayagankar. A few days, the producers Sumeet Mittal and Shashi Mittal spoke about how misconceptions were plaguing the show. However, with the BCCC looking into the matter, it seems pressure is increasing on the makers.
Now, the buzz is that the leap will come earlier than expected. We will see Diya as a 30-year-old and Ratan will be 21. It will also be the time when their marriage will get legalised. Their relationship will be that of friends. Some sources suggest that a twist will come when Diya will get hitched to Abhay (Suyyash Rai). So, will we see a love triangle between the three? If it happens, this means that the channel and makers have come to a consensus regarding the show’s future. It is tough for the channel to shift the slot as it has Beyhadh lined up at 10pm and Crime Patrol works best in the 10.30 time slot. Amitabh Bachchan’s Kaun Banega Crorepati will air for half an hour while Vignaharta Ganesha is slated for 9.30 pm. Plus, they have shows like Haasil and Ek Deewana Tha lined up.
It is also a matter of TRPs. The show got an opening TRP of 1.1 that slid down to 0.8 in the next weeks. In the 8.30 pm, it has minimum competition as Chandra Nandni is not doing well. The ratings are lower than Zee TV’s Piya Albelaa though.