Aamir Khan‘s satyamev jayate did make right waves in first week. The first episode was on female foeticide and the show has had its impact though symbolic one to start with. BJP government of madhya pradesh suspended the licenses of 65 Medical Termination of Pregnancy Centres for not submitting their final reports.
The Chief Minister of Rajasthan , ashok ghelot was compelled to call an emergency meeting to formulate a plan against the deteriorating sex ration in some parts of Rajasthan. Chief justice of Rajasthan has approved for fast track courts for expediting trial in the female foeticide cases.
Above two can be said as starting baby steps and to eradicate female foeticide would need lot more than one episode of aamir khan but these two are examples of positive impact that show has had in its first episode.
But with success of aamir khan’s first show comes criticism too about the show. Here are some of criticism I have come across :
1) Aamir Khan Is Making Money :
Now some debates or discussion I have seen on social media has this line often being used in criticizing the show. Aamir Khan is making lot of money from the show …
Now personally I dont mind Aamir Khan making 100 crores from the show…Thats his business . Thats what he does for living. I dont understand why people want aamir to do a commercial show for free?…The show is not government sponsored show and it is there for making money…
To be honest Aamir Khan could have chosen any show for his television show. Dance , cooking, reality show hosting , game show , quiz or anything. He is huge brand and any production house would have paid any amount to get aamir khan doing their show. But aamir chosed to do this show based on social issue. Whats wrong with it. Show is having its impact and thats what matters…isnt it?
2) Aamir Khan Ditched His Wife and Children :
Another criticism is that aamir khan is preaching people while he himself divorced his first wife and so ditched his wife and his children.
Now suppose aamir khan never divorced would that change fate of 2 million females who where murdered in last 20 years in India?…I mean it doesnot make sense that how is aamir’s personal life anyway related to issue of female foeticide ?…
3) Aamir Khan Is Anti Hindutva :
Again let us say he is..So?…Female foetus getting killed in India since so many years is not anti hindu or anti hindutva?…Why focus on personality than on issue which was shown. I dont care if aamir does the show or narendra modi doing the show as long as we address the issue which is far more important that personalities.
Personally I would love not only aamir but all people who have influence over masses to take up issue in creative ways such that we can collectively impact issues that matter…
From social activist like anna to film stars like big bs to cricketers like dhoni to industralist like narayan murthy …collective effort can only impact issues .Isnt it?