Aamir Khan’s ‘Satyamev Jayate’ first episode: Female infanticide and the way ahead

The actor-filmmaker tackled the sensitive issue in Satyamev Jayate, his TV show that debuted on Star Plus and DD1 on May 6 at 11am

Actor-filmmaker Aamir Khan’s much-awaited television show, Satyamev Jayate, premiered today at 11am on Indian television to glued audiences from across the country. Early viewer responses from social networking sites and websites displayed that people were taking to the show and discussing it as it was being telecast.

The format of Satyamev Jayate is that of a chat show, and Aamir Khan tackled the issue of rampant female infanticide and its repercussions in India in the first episode. Taking the help of real-life cases of women affected by forced abortions, Oprah Winfrey-style, Aamir matched every statement he made with statistics and expert opinion. Moreover, he also promised action on the issue and urged people to join him. And judging from the comments on this story of BollywoodLife, wethinks audience involvement is pretty high in the show.

Satyamev Jayate ended on a positive note with a song dedicated to the girl child.

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