While a lot of people are relieved over Pehredaar Piya Ki going off air, the makers are obviously grieving over it. The show was taken off air overnight after a lot of people protested against the concept of the show. In an interview with the Times Of India, Sumeet Mittal, the writer of the show said, "It’s a very painful process to end the show abruptly. It surely feels bad. Taking a show off air is like suffering a miscarriage. We work hard for each of our creation, without thinking about the outcome. Whether the show works or not, we put in the same amount of hard work and passion. We didn’t want to wait for the audience to reject our show."
The producer also reacted to the show getting cancelled overnight and said, "It’s not sudden. We have been discussing it internally with the channel ever since the change in time slot was decided. We were skeptical about it and not convinced. We wrote the story keeping the prime time audience in mind and change in the slot would have given us no output. Hence, we decided to end the show mutually. It was a difficult call, but we had to do it." (ALSO READ: After Pehredaar Piya Ki’s abrupt end, the makers promise to return with a new show)
Suyyash Rai also expressed his shock over the show getting cancelled and said, "If this is happening, then I am shocked. I was waiting to re-enter the show after the leap. Tejaswi is a close friend so I wanted to be a support to her and work with her. I wanted the show to do well as a lot of hard work goes into a show when it is launched. So many people including technicians will lose their jobs when the show shuts." The show faced a lot of flak for its regressive content.
It even faced a lot of pressure from the Information and Broadcasting minister, Smriti Irani. The show initially only changed the time slot but then ended up being taken off air. What are your thoughts on what the writer commented? Tell us in the comments below and stay tuned with us for more updates.
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