Mumbai: As Aamir Khan’s TV show ‘Satyamev Jayate’ entered its seventh episode, expectations only raised manifold. And the actor-host, as always, left one and all spell-bound with his sublime presentation. The point of contention this time around was domestic violence and what could be done to deal with it.
The show played host to physically and mentally abused women, who dared their husbands against the violence meted out to them. They stood as classic specimens of women-power- who epitomised motherhood and womanhood with utmost sincerity and conviction.
Rashmi Anand, a well known author and counsellor spoke about her personal experiences and how she dealt with her violent husband. The show also played a proud host to social activist Kamla Bhasin who has been working towards the upliftment of women in the Indian society for over 20 years. Bhasin spoke about what makes men abuse women- the patriarchal attitude of the society that gives authority to man to suppress women.
‘Satyamev Jayate’ also showed how an honest Police officer, Satheesh Balan’s efforts reaped fruits in Haryana and how he was able to set up a shelter home for women in his jurisdiction. The Officer threw light upon the presence of shelter homes and protection officers who are appointed to help women seek justice in case of domestic violence.
And then it was time for Shanno to grace the TV show. The courageous lady, who was coy for long, raised her voice against her abusive husband and since then realised the power within her. She did not let her husband take her helplessness for granted and dared to speak against him. She is now a driver with an agency that provides cabs and is known as Shanno driver.
Shanno credited her daughters for helping her find her new identity.
At the end, Aamir spoke with the men on the sets and asked them about what they felt about their masculinity. And the men had little to say but feel ashamed for being tyrants!