Child bride show attracts viewers, critics

Dressed in fancy clothes, she applies eye liner, dabs her nose with a powder puff and the director shouts, "Silence, rolling!" On cue, the star of the show delivers her lines. Meet Anandi, the main character of “Balika Vadhu,” an Indian television serial. Twelve-year-old Anandi is a child bride who was married off at the age of eight.