Superstar Aamir Khan’s talk show, Satyamev Jayate, has been a great initiative to highlight the social issues in our country. The show deals with issues in our country that needs to be dealt with such as female foeticide, child sexual abuse,
- According to TIMES NOW, Aamir said that the whole experience was very traumatic for him.
- He explained:
“Going through that entire journey of the first season was very traumatic for me. To the extent, I had become emotionally very brittle, I was in very bad shape. At the end of the one year, I could not go out. For absolutely no reason at all, I would just break down”.
- Aamir told while speaking at a session ‘Giving Matters’ at NASSCOM Technology and Leadership Forum:
“I was an emotional wreck. I also got some help from a doctor. It was just very… (tough) because I am not trained to listen to emotional issues of people and keep a distance. I am not able to do that.”
- Aamir said he was forced to think of his son Junaid when he listened to one of his guests narrating the story of his son’s death in a road rage.
“I was thinking what if someone does that to my son, how will I feel? I used to always put myself in that person’s shoes. As a result it took a big toll on me emotionally.”
- But he said that the talk show has certainly made him a better person.
“I saw the country and people in a way I had never seen because I’ve lived a very sheltered life. It was an enriching journey for me. I learnt a lot and met some amazing persons who made me grow as an individual.”
This is not something unusual as these experiences are something which can break down any human being.