The evils of the society are created by us: Aamir Khan
Mumbai: The accolades and the appreciations that Aamir Khan’s first TV show ‘Satyamev Jayate’ has generated has been unprecedented. No sooner did the review of the program hit the web, it saw an avalanche of comments from people all across the globe.
The emotionally charged program has struck the right chord with the viewers. So much so, that Satyamev Jayate’s website crashed courtesy the unprecedented response from audiences far and wide.
Aamir Khan’s big ticket TV debut raised a very vital issue plaguing the society today. The maiden episode was about female foeticide which highlighted how unethical medical practitioners are hand in glove with families wanting to kill the female unborn baby and how educated people are too involved in it!
Talking about the concept of the show after the first episode was aired, Aamir said, “The show is about introspecting ourselves. The evils of the society are created by none but us. The program is just to help all of us realise that these ills prevail only because we let them happen. It’s not like people from Japan or Korea are responsible for these dastardly acts, it’s all been created by people like us.”
Opening up about his show on foeticide, Aamir further said, “We have to understand that the lady who is giving birth to a child is very special, we have to take extra care of her… and even more at this particular stage of her life. And it is really unfortunate that at time when the lady needs maximum love and protection, she’s been subjected to utter pain and a prejudice of insurmountable order. At a time when she is supposed to be treated as a queen, she is trashed like anything.”
About the feedback, which the show has garnered on its first telecast, Aamir shared, “On our website, we got a comment from a man who confessed that he was pressurizing his pregnant wife for a boy. But after watching the show, the man cried and claimed that he is changed man now and would accept the birth of his child - boy or girl as the gift of god and would take extra care of his wife now.”
Aamir’s new show will bring those issues on the forefront which have been ignored all this while. Each episode will talk about a different subject matter pertaining to social matters.