The actor’s first TV show was the most talked about on the social networking site
The maiden episode of Aamir Khan’s first ever TV show, Satyamev Jayate that aired on Star Plus on Sunday, May 6, fetched rave reviews on social networking site Twitter, occupying the “top five trends” slot. Even before Aamir could wrap up the episode, which focussed on female foeticide, 2,254 tweets were notched up. From Bollywood celebs to journalists to the person on the street, and activists like Kiran Bedi, all gave the show the thumbs up. Satyamev Jayate was also trending on Facebook. But it was on Twitter that it was top trending. This is what the some of the Twitterati had to say on May 6: Kiran Bedi: I would give full marks to Aamir Khan’s TV Prog Satyamev Jayate, very creative, evidence based and emotionally connecting, inspiring! Thank u.
Preity Zinta: Watching Aamir Khan on Satyamev Jayate discussing female foeticide. I love this effort from him and thank him as a woman.
Dia Mirza: I always wanted something like this on TV. Thank you Aamir for stirring people(Sic).
Farhan Akhtar: Satyamev Jayate. A show with a heart.
Boman Irani: Good show Aamir.
Shabana Azmi: Aamir Khan’s show can bring a revolution. Thoroughly researched, covers all aspects, touches emotional chord n forces us to reexamine ourselves.
Neha Dhupia: Watching Aamir Khan address the unreal problems of real India. I am a fan as always.
Mandira Bedi: A reality show in its truest sense. Some stirring and troubling realities of our times.. I applaud Aamir Khan.
Kabir Bedi: Aamir Khan’s 1st episode of Satyamev Jayate exposes killing of baby girls, India’s darkest secret. Brilliant.
Mini Mathur: Aamir Khan I am so proud of you. You have put your stature to use in the most straight and compelling way. TV has woken up to a new era.
Kabir Khan: For an hour this morning. Television stopped being the idiot box.
Maria Goretti: An hour well spent watching Satyamev Jayate. Aamir Khan take a bow, poignant issues, heartfelt and emotional content TV never felt as good.
Positive comments by the man on the street:
Jaydeep Sarkar: Bravo, Aamir Khan! Thank you for not wasting the nation’s time on game shows/ cultivating greed. THIS is how stardom should be used.
Mitali Chatterjee: The concept of Female Foeticide…needs every voice it can get .. thank you Amir #Satyamev Jayate.