Search This Blog

celeb wallpaper

sher O shayari

Design Rot


February 27, 2014

Satyamev Jayate 2 timed to coincide with polls, says teary Aamir Khan

It has been a little over a year since we saw Aamir Khan in his talk show host avatar on Indian television screens. However, he is all set to return to the small screen. With Satyamev Jayate 2 ready to premiere on 2 March, Khan disclosed a resolution he’d made for this second season: there would be less tears from the host himself. 

Yet, a few minutes after chuckling about how “a section of people felt that I cried too much”, Khan was reduced to tears while recounting a story that was aired on the first season of Satyamev Jayate. Wiping his tears on the sleeve of his shirt, Khan quipped, “See? The channel didn't tell me to cry…”

 After the success of the first season of Satyamev Jayate, Khan has been called the Oprah Winfrey of Indian television. People have also asked if he’s adopted the role of an activist. The actor is very clear about what he’s out to do with his television show. “I see myself as a communicator,” said Khan. “I think saying that I am a motivator or a changer is too audacious a statement. If I am able to change myself, that is a big thing. I am just trying to engage, understand and share.”

With multi channels tie-up and simulcast in seven different languages, Satyamev Jayate will reach nearly 600 million people in India, which means one in two Indians who own television will be listening to Khan the communicator. The actor isn’t shy of using Satyamev Jayate to raise socio-political issues that he feels need to be discussed. “If we want a healthy democracy, then internal vigilance is the price for it,” said Khan, who maintains that he has no interest in becoming a politician. “If you do not do that than you are letting go of your rights as a citizen.” 

Khan admitted that the timing of the new season — it will run alongside the campaigns for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections — wasn’t a coincidence. In his own words, the show has been “timed well”. Satyamev Jayate seems to be reveling in its potential to impact and spark national debates. Considering the widespread reach of television programming today as well as the show’s stellar ratings in its first run, Khan may not be overstating Satyamev Jayate’s importance. 

It wouldn’t be surprising if the show’s topics of discussion are echoed in political addresses. The possibility of aiding or abetting political rivalries doesn’t bother Khan because as far as he’s concerned, he’s simply providing information. “I have empowered you with so much of information,” he said. “What have you done with that?” 

When asked to name the social issues closest to his heart, the actor said, “The two issues that I would like to support and endorse are empowerment of women and ‘the collective’. ” Explaining his choices, he said, “Women’s empowerment will be a game changer for our societies. Sociologically, a woman becomes the centre of the household and plays a very important role in a child’s life so by empowering women you empower a family, a society, a state and therefore a country.” By “the collective”, Khan is referring to developing a sense of solidarity and fraternity among Indians. “It is very important that we work in a team. Only when we work as a team or a collective do we all prosper,” he said. 

A promo for season two shows Khan spotting honest men on the road (like the ones who don’t break traffic signal, even when no one’s watching) and saying that these are the kind of people who will watch the show. The show’s tagline this season is “Jinhe desh ki fikr hai” (“For those who care for the country), which makes you wonder: since when did watching television become a patriotic act? 

This moral high ground of Khan and the makers of the show hasn’t made Satyamev Jayate any less commercial. The makers of the show may say Satyamev Jayate isn’t about revenues, but the truth remains that it’s yet another blockbuster Aamir Khan production. Each episode of the new season has reportedly cost Rs 6.2 crore (this includes Khan’s fee as well), which is the budget of a small film. The ad rates for Satyamev Jayate, which were already stratospheric, are up by 8-10 % this time around, reports Mint. The deal with title sponsor Bharti Airtel is being pegged at approximately Rs 18-20 crore and the Axis Bank deal is worth Rs 13 crore, adds the newspaper.

 Cynics may say he is making a fortune shedding crocodile tears, but watching Khan talk about the show, how committed he is to it and what he hopes it will achieve, it’s impossible to doubt Khan’s credibility. He truly is moved by the stories that Satyamev Jayate has uncovered and as he talked about them, his throat frequently choked with emotion. It could have been a hammy sequence from a Bollywood film and perhaps it’s because we’ve seen so many bombastic performances in political rallies, but Khan doesn’t look like he’s acting.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Search This Blog

Google+ Followers

Motorhome hire
For all things Motorhome in the UK.
Lorry lease
Find a Lorry Lease to suit your individual needs
Poker Controller Controllers
Poker controller and controllers for online poker.
Commercial Residential Glass Door Window Vinyl Security Custom Replacements Repairs Toronto
Commercial Glass Door Replacements Repairs. Residential Glass Door Replacement Repair. Window Vinyl Security Custom Replacements Repairs For Window Service In Toronto.
Mekong Delta Tours
Booking mekong delta tour package, mekong river cruise tours or customize your tour to mekong delta Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia with Vietnam Bamboo Travel
Free Online Dating Site, Website Service, Find Singles Online
Free online dating site. Service to find singles local and in the world. Find, meet and make new friends online with men and women singles. First online dating love search service. Meet new friends online today
Vietnam Sapa Tours
Sapa travel, offer all Sapa tour packages: Sapa trekking tour, sapa home-stay tour, ... Explore the most three special markets in Northwest Vietnam.
Cheap Vietnam Halong Bay Cruises
Halong Bay Vietnam - Junk cruises, tours and travel guide - Discover the splendors of Halong Bay aboard luxury boats
River cruise vietnam cambodia
Explore the Mekong River whilst travelling on a luxury river cruise ship. from Ho Chi Minh City all the way to Siem Reap and Angkor Wat
Indochina travel agents
Vietnam Anz Travel is a specialist travel agency servicing international and domestic clients in the Indochina region
Halong Cruises
Comprehensive guides, tips before booking cruises, tours, hotels in Halong Bay- Vietnam
Vietnam Halong Bay Tours
Halong bay tours with luxury cruise packages, Halong bay cruises information and Halong bay kayak experience with overnight on romantic boat in Vietnam
Photo Restoration
Photo Restoration and Photo Repair Specialists. Services include Photo Restoration, Photo Repair and Picture Restoration.
Boat Winterizing at
Products for the proper winterization of your boat including, Winter Covers, Battery Management, Cleaning Products, De-icers, Heaters-Dehumidifiers, Oil Change Systems, Repair Manuals, Trailer Accessories and Winches, Water Flushing Systems
Home Repair and Improvement at EweSystems
All the answers to ypur Home repair and improvement questions.. Make your house shine with these tips and products
Nautical Plumbing Products at JathOnline
Products include Marine Plumbing and Ventilation, Accessories, Bilge Pumps, Blowers and Heaters, Hot Water Heaters, Livewell Pumps, Marine Sanitation, Portable Toilets, Transfer Pumps, Washdown - Pressure Pumps and more...
Navionics Cartography Products at
Products include Classic Foreign, Classic US, Classic US - NavChart, Gold Foreign, Gold US, HotMaps, Platinum Foreign, Platinum Plus US, Platinum US, Silver and more..
Dil Okulu, Yaz Okulu, Work and Study Kanada, Work and Travel Amerika, ogrenci ve H2B Vizesi Programi gibi konularda ingiltere, Amerika, Kanada gibi ulkelerde ucretsiz yurtdisi egitim danismanligi.
surgeon vacancies
Recruitment Agency for the Aesthetic Medical Sector – Jobs in Cosmetic Surgery Clinics, Dentistry, Aesthetic Nursing and for the Cosmetic Surgeon.
Free Sports Contests
BetUSB University of Sportsbooks his a site dedicated to finding, researching, and bringing you sports books, casinos, and online poker rooms. We offer Free Contests, Free Picks, Games, Prizes, and the Biggest Bonuses for you to profit from.
Superb websides with Crafts
Many very good Stores with Crafts. Free Crafts. - Free Online Advertising, Marketplace to Buy and Sell Text Link and Banner Ads for Publishers and Advertisers. Publishers Make Money and Advertisers Promote your Business. is a Free online Advertising website. Buy and Sell ads. Publishers choose the right advertisements for their websites and blogs to maximize their revenue. Advertisers advertise on all publishers website to promote your business.
Mekong Delta Trips
Mekong River Travel, Mekong River Cruises, Mekong Delta Trips
hotel vietnam
Vietnam hotel, hotel vietnam, hotel hanoi, travel vietnam, travel halong, train sapa, train danang, train hue, flight danang, fight nhatrang, flight saigon
Frank Gauthier is the pen name of a real geologist and writers of thrillers. Frank first book is titled A Diamond Worth Killing for. The action takes place in Northern Quebec in the 70 to span to Europe and the United States.
Make Money with Maverick Money Makers Club. Easy Plan 4 Life
Work at Home. It is easier to plan life, with trust income.
Hustler Lingerie - Penthouse Lingerie
Online designer lingerie. Fabulous product range and very competitive prices.
Vietnam Hotel Online bookings for tours, hotels, travel services and cruise packages
Blister Card & Skin Packaging Toronto
Blister card skin packaging service in toronto, ontario (GTA) as markham, scarborough, mississauga. All dedicated & combination runs blister packaging blister cards, clam shell inserts, folding cartons, machinery. Also in Montreal, Buffalo, New York
visit vietnam is the seeking center of best rates among the hotels, rooms, tours, tickets and cars wholesalers around Vietnam. We offer the greatest deals and unbeatable prices which you can never get from other agents.
cantilever sliding gate
Providers of School Security, Security Fencing, Security Gates, Road Blockers, Traffic Control,Security Bollards, Turnstiles, Steel Doors, Secure Storage, Parking Security, Access Control, Automatic Bollards, Bifold Gates, Telescopic Sliding Gates
Massage Toronto Spa Exotic For Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Montreal, New York, Toronto, Vancouver.
Massage Toronto Spa Exotic For Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Montreal, New York, Toronto, Vancouver. Best Toronto Massage Services Best Montreal Massage Spa Services Best Oriental Spas and Massage in Toronto, New York And Las Vegas.
Campers Camping Equipment & Outdoor Accessories
We offer a variety of camping gear, and outdoor camping equipment, great to have on hand whether you are fishing, hiking or just having a relaxing Camping Trip. Shop safe and at ease with us.
Professional photography at affordable prices specialising in Family Portrait, Lifestyle and Product Photography.
The site gives an insight to my work: Portraits, Commercial and Commissions. There is a blog that ranges form the bland to the mundane. You can buy many prints of my work.
Jath Online - Recreation Electronics and Suplies
Find all your Automotive, Boating, RV and Entertainment needs here at JathOnline - Online Shopping made easy
Camping and Outdoor Products
Find all your Camping and Outdoor needs including Compasses, Magnetic, Flashlights, FRS-GMRS Radios, Furniture, Grills, Hydration Products, Knives, Lanterns, Medical Kits, Portable Power, Sleeping Bags, Solar Panels, Tents and much more...
dermal filler
dermill filler resource guide


Follow by Email

Contact Form


Email *

Message *


Search results