Pehredaar Piya Ki's Suyyash Rai Defends Bizarre Child Marriage Plot

Suyyash Rai says Karan Wahi can have a point of view of his own but, "this doesn't change the fact that we, the whole team of Pehredaar Piya Ki love this show"

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Pehredaar Piya Ki's Suyyash Rai Defends Bizarre Child Marriage Plot

A still from Pehredaar Piya Ki. (Image courtesy: Set India)

New Delhi: 

Highlights

  1. A 10-year-old boy married an 18-year-old woman in the show
  2. 'Don't sell stupidity in the name of content,' said Karan Wahi
  3. 'Please don't judge it and jump onto conclusions,' said Suyyash Rai
Sony TV's new show Pehredaar Piya Ki irked television audience right from the time it aired its first promo. The show premiered on Monday and four episodes later, the audience still cannot buy the fact that 10-year-old Ratan Singh (played by Afaan Khan) will get married to 18-year-old Diya (played by Tejaswi Prakash). But the show's cast member Suyyash Rai, who plays Diya's almost-fiance Abhay, defended the plot and concept saying: "This show is different, please don't judge it and jump onto conclusions. If a channel has approved the show they must have thought something right? Even the producers must have thought a lot before making this and investing so much money."

Recently, television actor Karan Wahi slammed the show and said: "Please don't sell me stupidity in the name of content which gives TRP." On Instagram, talking about Karan's opinion, Suyyash said: "Whatever Karan Wahi said it's his point of view and no one can question him neither me nor you guys. But this doesn't change the fact that we, the whole team of Pehredaar Piya Ki love this show and we all have worked really hard for it." To this, Karan wrote in the comments section: "I'm glad you took it (the show's concept) in the right way and I hope everyobe was like this."

Read Suyyash Rai's Instagram post on Pehredaar Piya Ki:

 
 

Pehredaar Piya K@tejasswiprakash baby smile :) plzGuys watever @imkaranwahi said its his pov no1 can question him neither me nor you guys. But this doesnt change the fact that WE the whole team of #PPK we love this show and we all have worked really hard for it and we still are andddd we will our motive is to entertain you guys not promote child marriage or anything. This show is different , plz dont judge it and jump onto conclusions If a channel like @sonytvofficial has approved the show they must have thought something right ??? Even d producers must have thought a lot before making this and investing soo much money its my req to all,plz watch it first and then decide :) maybe m wrong MAYBE :) but lets wait n then decide. Love to all n thanku for sucha good response for the frst epi.@tejasswiprakash baby smile :) plz

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Karan Wahi's replied:

 
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Earlier Tejaswi Prakash told IANS that the show doesn't promote child marriage in any way saying: "I cannot deny the fact that a child is getting married in the show, so in a way it is child marriage, but that is not something we are promoting. The relationship cannot be like child marriage as we both (characters) do not know the definition of love, nor there is nothing like romance on the show. We are not married in a romantic way, we are just like friends."

Meanwhile, so far in Pehredaar Piya Ki, the maker introduced their primary characters - Ratan Singh, Diya and their families. It is 'love' at first sight for Ratan, 10, (just so you don't forget) who is totally smitten by Diya, 18 (don't know what Tejaswi Prakash meant earlier). Instances like Ratan saving Diya from a cockroach and Diya saving Ratan from a live wire (with Pehredaar Piya Ki chorus booming in background) indicate what will happen in subsequent episodes. In tonight's episode Ratan and Diya will get married while Ratan's father Maan (Parmeet Sethi), who is on his death bed, blesses them over Facetime.

In Thursday's episode, Maan requests Diya's father to let his son get married to Diya so that she can become his guardian (the titular Pehredar). His logic - Only as Ratan's wife can Diya truly protect him from the family members who want Maan's 10-year-old successor dead. And Diya agrees - again Pehredaar Piya Ki chorus plays in the background.

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