SATYAMEV JAYATE: Aamir Khan defaming Rajasthan for publicity?

Tue, May 15, 2012 7:00pm IST by
SATYAMEV JAYATE: Aamir Khan defaming Rajasthan for publicity?

The state’s health minister accuses the actor of using Rajasthan as an example for female foeticide

Dr Rajkumar Sharma, Rajasthan’s Health Minister, is unhappy with Aamir Khan for ‘spoiling the image’ of his state. The minister is miffed that Aamir pointed out only Rajasthan while discussing female foeticide on his TV show, Satyamev Jayate. According to Sharma, the actor is doing all this for his show’s publicity.

This allegation comes after Aamir’s meeting with Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot to present to him a letter to curb female infanticide in the state. While the CM assured Aamir that he would take action, his cabinet minister feels the actor is trying to defame Rajasthan when, in fact, the ministry has been trying to implement steps to reduce the crime rate in the region. The situation in other Indian states is far worse, says Sharma.

While talking to the media, the minister said, “There was an impression that the government has swung into action after Aamir Khan’s campaign but to clarify, I would like to highlight that the government is already working for the same. Budget announcements to check foeticide are there and several other steps are being taken. The government took up the issue much before Aamir Khan’s programme. It is not because of him that the government is working against female foeticide.” He went on to accuse Aamir of bringing up the issue for money. “Aamir has himself admitted that he is not a social activist. He is charging Rs 3 crore for a single show. Reports have even claimed that the actor has already earned Rs 20 crore from the show so far,” he said.

Do you agree with Dr Rajkumar Sharma’s comments on Aamir Khan’s campaign on female foeticide?

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  • Girija Nair

    Why do the concerned ministers take this as offence. He is highlighting this for a good cause and not defaming. He could be moving to other states too. Rajasthan is just an example. The ministers should take this seriously and not as a bad remark. Before anyone could remark a state, action should have been taken before this episode. But it didn’t and there were so many deaths which we read daily in the newspapers. AAmir did good. He is not to be blamed. Even the ministers are taking money.

  • manoj kumar

    mai manoj kumar fram azamgarh….
    satymev jayate program mujhe bahut achcha laga.

  • vinod

    mai vinod kumar bairwa from karauli rajasthan, mujhe satyamev jayate programme jinhe sri aamir khan ji produce kar rahe hai bahut accha laga, kyoni is programme ke jariye logo ko yah bataya ja raha hai ki bado ko baccho ki baato ko sunana chahiye aur unki bato par amal karna chahiye, kahi unki baate sach ho, aur is programme ke jariye kanya bhroon hatya ko rokne ka sandesh diya ja raha hai, is progamme ke jariye logo ko haqeekat se samna karaya ja raha hai.
    satmev jayate

  • amruta

    Mujhe satyamev jayte bohot acha lagta h i like it because it aware our socity for each and it gives us a very much best message about our life jiski hume bohot jada jarurat hai jindagi bohot kimti hai use sahi dhag se jina chahiye. Bhroon hatya ya fir paise ke liye ladkiyo ki zindagio barbad karna bohot buri baat h hume aise harkato ko virodh karna chahiyw yahi insaniyat hai thanks amir to aware us about dowry female abortion and about medical science thank you so much

  • riyaz nazmi

    satymev jayt.ek bohot porogramme. h. iske jariy .hum aam aadmi ki taklif ko jan skte h.or jo atyachar ho rha h. uske khilaf lad sakte h,isse hume bohot himmat mil rhi h,humare aas paas hone waale atyachar. ko hume ,roknna chahiy ,khde hoke us atyachar ko na dekho .kyo ki atyachar karne wala jitna gunehgar h. utna hi.atyachar dekhne wala ,thank’s;for aamir.

  • shashiraj

    yes i agree with dr. rajkumar as this is not a documentary , satyamev jayate is another frictional program like kasuti jindagi ki , balika vadhu etc etc.