Javed Akhtar speaks up for Aamir Khan

Veteran writer-lyricist Javed Akhtar finds it a 'shame' that certain people have abused actor-filmmaker and 'Satyamev Jayate 2' host Aamir Khan and doubted his intentions of amassing donations via the social issue-based TV show.

Javed Akhtar
Javed Akhtar

"Shame! Instead of appreciating Aamir, the great grandson (great grand nephew) of Maulana Azad for highlighting the real issues, some sick people are abusing him," Akhtar posted on his Twitter page Monday.

Aamir made his TV debut with 'Satyamev Jayate' (SMJ) in May 2012 and the show, dealing with sensitive social issues like female foeticide, domestic violence and child abuse, received a warm welcome from TV viewers after it went on air on Star Plus.

Some of the episodes dealing with female foeticide and malpractices in the medical field recorded the highest ratings.

The show's second season went on air on STAR India channels March 2. Its first episode dealt with the issue of rape, and the second episode, beamed Sunday, talked about police force.

A defamatory campaign against Aamir began on a social networking site(, alleging that when at the end of the show, Aamir asks for donations for Humanity Trust, the money is used for masjid construction assistance and placement assistance for Muslim youth.

In reaction to it, Aamir registered a complaint with the Mumbai police and clarified that the 'malicious messages are wrong and baseless'.



  • Lalitha S11-Mar-2014

    Good to see Javed saab speak up for Aamir -- somebody who is being hounded mercilessly by a big section of internet commenters, intent on spitting hate against an actor who is known to be secular and a nationalist to the core. Instead of appreciating the time, effort and money spent by him on researching and conducting a well intentioned tv show like Satyamev Jayate, these hate groups and malicious trouble makers seem out to destroy him. God save India and good people like AKhan.

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