Bollywood stars praise Aamir Khan for debut TV show 'Satyamev Jayate'
Published May 7 2012, 13:26 BST | By Priya Joshi
Members of the Indian film industry have spoken out in praise of Aamir Khan
's TV debut 'Satyamev Jayate'.
The Star Plus
TV show focuses on social and real life issues. The first episode addressed the issue of female foeticide in India.
Preity Zinta said on her official Twitter
page: "Watching Aamir Khan on Satyamev Jayate
discussing female foeticide! I love this effort from him and thank him as a woman!"
Farhan Akhtar wrote
that Satyamev Jayate
was "a show with a heart," while Ken Ghosh tweeted
: "Aamir does it again....and this time on TV, 'Satyamev Jayate' touches the heart and opens the eyes to the country around us."
Veteran actress Shabana Azmi said
: "Aamir Khan's show can bring a revolution. Thoroughly researched, [it] covers all aspects touches emotional chord n (sic) forces us to re-examine ourselves." Bodyguard
star Salman Khan had also told people to watch the show, which aired on Sunday (May 6).Responding to the positive feedback for his Satyamev Jayate
, Khan told PTI
: "I am no-one to bring change or solve anything... neither (is) the government. I can only keep the issues in front of everyone. The change should come from within. One person cannot improve or bring solution to an issue.
"I was watching the show with my wife, son Azad, and [the] core team of the show... I had tears in my eyes. I got [a] good response from industry friends and various medium - Twitter, YouTube. There will be many more issues on the show. But I won't reveal [what]... let it be a suspense," the 47-year-old added.
When asked he if he would ever accept a nomination to the Rajya Sabha - the upper house of the Indian parliament - the Dhoom 3
star said: "First of all, the offer is not there. I feel I am happy wherever I am today and whatever work I want to do, I am doing that through my field... [my] profession.
"I feel I would be able to contribute more to the society through my field. I feel if I go somewhere else, I doubt if I could [make] that much [of a] contribution to society."
Khan has said that Satyamev Jayate
has enabled him to connect with the common man