JUBAIL, SAUDI ARABIA: Apparently, the message which Aamir Khan has been trying to convey in his hit TV talk show Satyamev Jayate’s latest episode has been well-received. In fact, it has been so well-received that he is now facing the wrath of doctors for highlighting malpractices in the medical profession. An umbrella body of 21 medical associations in India has asked the actor to apologise for smearing the good name of their profession. Unethical medical practices, corruption and scandalous revelations by those who have suffered at the hands of doctors were all part of the show’s fourth episode. It’s true that a profession can’t and shouldn’t be scandalised by the bad deeds of a few but the message sent to audiences was that the problem is quite widespread.
Aamir Khan should be congratulated for highlighting those evil issues which are eating away at the heart of the society that he lives in, issues that are usually limited to intellectual discussions in drawing rooms. One hopes that talk show hosts in Pakistan also do some shows along these lines.
Published in The Express Tribune, June 11th, 2012.
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