Bollywood idol turns talk-show sensation | News | Al Jazeera

Bollywood idol turns talk-show sensation

Aamir Khan's new television programme grips audiences with discussions of controversial topics.

    Bollywood star Aamir Khan has Indian television viewers gripped with a controversial new talk show.

    Satyamev Jayte, or "Truth Alone Prevails", sees the Lagaan star and a studio audience tackle issues ranging from female foeticide and child abuse to dowries and inadequate care for the elderly.

    To get viewers to tune in and engage with the show's topics, the network has blanketed the country with advertisements for the programme.

    Al Jazeera's Sohail Rahman reports from Mumbai.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    What obstacles do young women in technology have to overcome to achieve their dreams? Play this retro game to find out.

    America's Guns: Secret Pipeline to Syria

    America's Guns: Secret Pipeline to Syria

    How has the international arms trade exacerbated conflict in the Middle East? People and Power investigates.

    I remember the day … I designed the Nigerian flag

    I remember the day … I designed the Nigerian flag

    In 1959, a year before Nigeria's independence, a 23-year-old student helped colour the country's identity.