Satyamev Jayate: Aamir Khan’s TV show is a movement
New Delhi: Bollywood actor Aamir Khan finally made his television debut with the highly talked about television show ‘Satyamev Jayate’. While Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan’s game shows were high on entertainment value, Aamir chose to be different. His highly emotional chat show, aims at bringing a change in the society.
Real people and real stories form the strength of ‘Satyamev Jayate’. First episode of the show aired today, focused on the issue of female foeticide in India. We come across such reports almost everyday in newspapers and news channels, but hardly pay any attention. Aamir Khan deserves an applause for bringing up such a sensitive issue and presenting it in a hard hitting way.
The amount of research Aamir and his team has put into the show was clearly visible with the facts and figures presented. Every aspect of the issue was covered with great diligence. The show began with some shocking stories of mothers who struggled to give birth to their girl child and how they are bringing them up now.
Not many know that every year 3 crore girls are killed even before taking birth. Contrary to our assumption, educated people from big cities foster such practices. On the show, Mitu Khurana who is a doctor by profession revealed how her in-laws tortured her when they found out that she was pregnant with twin girls. Wife of an orthopedic surgeon, Mitu’s story was an eye opener for all.
This was followed by interviews with experts, doctors and media persons as well. Footage of a sting operation done seven years ago by two reporters was also included in the show. Cost of a girl’s murder is just Rs 2000, and how casually medical professionals talk about it is shocking.