Bollywood Star Aamir Khan Forces India to Confront its Demons
As if we needed another reason to love Bollywood Star Aamir Khan. His new show “Satyamev Jayate” or “Truth Alone Prevails,” is an Oprah-esque style talk show that confronts issues like the quality of India’s poor health care, or the discrimination against the birth of female babies.
Shining light on inequities like the rampant abortion of female fetuses, caste discrimination and the slaying of brides in dowry disputes, actor Aamir Khan has reached an estimated one-third of the country with a TV talk show that tackles persistent flaws of modern India that many of its citizens would prefer to ignore.
The show launched 11 weeks ago and already boasts an audience of 400 hundred million people.
For many middle-class Indians — comfortable in their belief that their country had moved beyond most of these problems — Khan’s show has been a gut-wrenching and poignant dose of bitter reality.
Now that’s using your Bollywood superstar powers for good.
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