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Aamir Khan: I am no one to bring change or solve anything

Last updated on: May 7, 2012 14:16 IST

Aamir Khan: I am no one to bring change or solve anything

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Aamir Khan, whose much-awaited television show Satyamev Jayate hit the small screens on Sunday, May 6, says he is not keen on joining politics and being a member of Rajya Sabha.

Last month, Bollywood diva Rekha and cricket maestro Sachin Tendulkar were nominated to the Rajya Sabha.

When asked if he would be ever accept the offer, Aamir 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 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 do that much contribution to the society," the 47-year-old actor said.

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'I had tears in my eyes'

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Elated by the response to Satyamev Jayate, Aamir says he will bring up more issues on the show but does not see himself as a change-maker.

The first episode of the show focused on the issue of female foeticide in India.

"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," Aamir said.

"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 like Twitter. There will be many more issues on the show. But I won't reveal. Let it be suspense," the 47-year-old added. 

"My ammi (mother) was is in Pune. She liked the show and sent me a message saying, 'Dil pe lag gayi aur baat ban gayi' (taking off on the show's tag line: Dil Pe Lagegi Toh Baat Banegi). It was very overwhelming that she liked the show. I had tears in my eyes. I am really happy," he continued.


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'Corruption is a very strong issue'

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When asked if the issue of corruption will be tackled on the show, he said, "Corruption is a very strong issue. We are all involved in it. A strong law must come in force but it is equally important to change ourselves first."

The first episode dealt with stories of mothers who struggled to give birth to a girl child, because of the society's bias for a boy.

"There was no specific reason to highlight this issue (female foeticide) in the first show," the actor said.

He also said that doctors alone must not be held responsible for foeticide, everyone involved shares the blame. 

"During our research we came across a fact that even though doctors indulge in sex determination, their license is not revoked. I request all state medical councils to take strict action against them (doctors)," Aamir said.


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