Amitabh Bachchan on Satyamev Jayate: Shedding tears does not suit a host!

Amitabh Bachchan on Satyamev Jayate: Shedding tears does not suit a host!

Kaun Banega Crorepati’s esteemed host seems to be taking a dig at Aamir Khan…or is he?

The biopics shown in the advertisements for the sixth season of Kaun Banega Crorepati? seem to have an uncanny similarity to the emotional content of Aamir Khan’s Satyamev Jayate. The ads try to draw upon the struggles of common people and tap into the viewer’s emotions. Now after seeing Aamir being moved to tears Sunday after Sunday, we wondered if Amitabh Bachchan too would resort to some teary-eyed hosting on the weekends!

But here’s what Big B has to say to that: “I am the host. And I don’t think that it suits a host to shed tears like that”. Ah! But that in no way means that he is not affected by the life stories of his contestants. “Dil bhar aata hai. And sometimes I think that on listening to these stories I am feeling more pain than the contestants,” he says. And still, he thinks that giving in to these moments and getting emotional is not the best idea. Ahem ahem.

Does that mean Aamir Khan was not a very….errr….professional host? Nope, we aren’t saying that! But we really think that AB might be subtly hinting towards it.

Tell us, readers, who do you think is a better host – the tearful Aamir Khan or the perfectly composed Amitabh Bachchan?


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  • wellwisher

    i accept that big B is more talented but aamir isn’t bad too. he did a great job in satyamev jayate and i love it. can’t wait for the next season

    • akks

      hey ma dear friend, rather than waiting 4 the next season we must workout on the problems from whch we or our family is going through, SMJ is not any commercial like th othr daily soaps. so just not wasting our time for such irrelevant gossips , we must contribute to solve th problems of our society n thts wat matters.

  • BobbyB

    It depends on the individual, i’ve even seen professionals like Oprah crying on national television, so Amitabh is in no position to make a comment like that. Especially since it’s Aamir’s first show, he should give him a break. Or maybe Amitabh’s jealous of the success of the show and is mad that he didn’t come up with a show like Satyamev Jayate before?

    • Moon

      Bobby, I agree with you. I think big B is jealous by success of Satyamev Jayate. Long live Aamir.

  • Vijay

    Shedding tears during this special moments in lives of all affected citizen of the country is a pleasure to share and be a part of the pain.
    Amir Khan is a very successful presenter and has stolen the Charisma, Where as AB is just jealous of his success. AB had his days of fame. Give Amir the benefit of the doubt, he is peoples person and we love him for that.
    I see nothing wrong in shedding tears, why hold back. Even as a viewer I have been in tears many times. Just can’t bare to see peoples pain. Sorry.

  • kartickjana

    First of all I would like to thank Amair sir for ‘Satyamev Jayate’. I also believe that no one has the better talent(not even AB) to host a show like this except Amir Khan. I didn’t understand why a host cannot cry during emotional moments. After all he is also a human being and not a robot.

  • RAM

    Sir Amir Khan with his Masterpiece program “Satyamev Jayate”
    has earned the respect of millions of caring and concerned citizens.
    My feelings for Amir can be summed in the following sentence: ” They that lead many to righteousness will shine like stars forever and ever in the firmament”.

    Only Amir Khan has the sensitivity, sensibility and sincerity to identify with peoples pain and not be afraid to show it.
    He deserve a Nobel Peace prize.

    • taggy

      you must be out of our mind or sincerely lack depth in thinking when u correlate Nobel peace prize for hosting a commercial show like SMJ……

  • karuna

    I am agree that A.bachchan is a great host.but Amir khan has also very great quality as a host .but in my view we can not evaluate anyone.every individual has his own quality.
    so in my opinion both are great host.

  • indian

    Mr.B..first of all those who were in SMJ are not can say they are survivors…survivors from diffrnt sorts of problem..

    You had time to tweet for a trash song like kolaveri and appreciated their efforts…whereas according to your stature u shud have done it for SMJ…Had great respect for you but no big B

    • Moon

      Well said. I think big B is just extra jealous of extreme success of Satyamev Jayate, the best TV show in Indian
      television history.

  • Msud

    I hope you contribute to improve India…… Like SMJ or atleast show your support to such a good cause.
    People learn from their role models. You should be joining hands with Aamir . India has given you loads, time to pay back!!!!

  • Karamjit Singh

    Being in tears shows that amir has a heart of gold.He is very genuine in his speech.I think Amitji should concentrate on Abhishek rather then poking his nose on amir. From the first day I cried with amir..being soft hearted doesn’t make him weak

  • Karamjit Singh

    A he yaar sometimes even my doctor cries seeing my pain and suffering

  • Rani

    I think, Amir is not inteligent but he tries to look inteligent in SMJ, we like concept, moto of shows but not the style of hosting, Mr.Bachan is one & only perfect presenter in india, Mr.Amir is good but he sud start to change scociety from his family first, we dont know where is his 1st wife & kids?

  • Akki

    Aamir is far better than AB.amitabh ji should not comment on aamir like this!they have great respect in public and they are elder than aamir results also tell this thing AAMIR:nearly60% VOTE AMITABH:40% vote

  • Mehtasaab

    I don’t understand why Amir stop Satya Mev Jayte?

  • Dilliwala

    It has always been a mystery for me that many of us Indians have liked Amitabh Bachan as an “actor” which he is not. Amitabh has a poker face – no sensitiveness, emotions, expressions – nothing – I just don’t understand the hysterical not to say stupid enthusiasm about him. Even in Sholey it was Dharmendra who stood for emotional scenes and not Amitabh who was just “cool” which after decades of acting we have understood that it is equal to no sense of acting. Sorry that I feel this way.