Super star Aamir Khan is upbeat about the latest edition of the popular show 'Satyamev Jayate' whose first episode aired on Sunday. Calling himself a medium who introduced the audiences to real heroes, he said that the show changed his perspective towards life.
"I think I have become a bit brittle. That happens when you see that all is not well with the world," said the actor.
Talking about the show, he said it took a lot of time to convert the idea into reality.
"The idea had been brewing in my mind for a long time. I was offered a game show by Star television, which I refused. When I suggested Satyamev Jayate, the television network agreed. We started out with a very small team, and were convinced that we would do the project only if our research was impeccable."
Aamir said that the show changed his perspective towards life.Admitting that he never anticipated such an overwhelming
response to the show, Khan aid that the aim of the latest episode which focused on sports was to exhort children to dump their video games and go out in the open. "It is so disturbing that they have forgotten how to play under harsh elements. Outdoor sports are also about socialising and realising the importance of team play. Besides, look at the violence in digital games. It's so sad to see the younger generation getting addicted to them. Schools are also to be blamed. Tell me, which school treats sports as an integral part of mainstream education?" he asked.
Stressing that being part of the show is his "contribution" towards making the society aware of the ills plaguing it, Khan is clear, "I don't have any false assumptions that I can change the country or the society. But yes, I can tell a story, make people aware, make them see what they refuse to. No single individual can be the harbinger of instrumental change. It is always a collective process. But always remember, when you give people information, you give them a peculiar power that can go a long way in making things change for the better."
Smiling that entering politics is the last thing on his mind, Khan, who offered to be the brand ambassador of the Clean India campaign and ascertains zero waste in his office tells that "happiness" keeps him motivated. "I do only those projects which promise to excite me no end. That's precisely the reason that I give 100 per cent to whatever I do. Happiness is not about a fat cheque but a constant kick that keeps you going," he said.
Refusing to elaborate on the themes of upcoming shows of Satyamev Jayate, the actor is happy that his show has forced the state machinery to take major steps. "Look at the Child Protection Bill, which has been passed by the Parliament. Do you know that 40 lakh children called the child helpline number after our show on child abuse was aired. Four lakh people got in touch with Alcoholic Anonymous (AA) after our show. The Collector of Gwalior has taken many steps to ensure that most public areas in that city are accessible to the specially-abled," he concluded.