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Aamir Khan's Satyamev Jayate is a copy of my show: Rakhi Sawant

Agencies  New Delhi, May 09, 2012
First Published: 13:00 IST(9/5/2012) | Last Updated: 18:22 IST(9/5/2012)

Amidst praises for Aamir Khan's debut TV show Satyamev Jayate, item girl Rakhi Sawant has accused the actor of stealing the concept from her show Rakhi Ka Insaaf.

"The show is a complete copy of Rakhi Ka Insaaf. They (the production house) have stolen our concept. The format of my show was similar," Sawant told a daily.

Item girl Rakhi Sawant during a press conference of Rakhi Ka Insaaf.
She feels Satyamev Jayate is getting undue advantage because of Aamir's stardom. "My show was shifted to a late night slot because of its mature content, but it still registered good TRPs. On the other hand, just because Satyamev Jayate has Aamir Khan, the show is being aired in the morning slot and people are talking about it," the daily quoted her as saying.

The Dancing queen insists that she does not doubt the actor's intentions. "I have nothing against Aamir. He stood up for me at a time when there was nothing good going for me. In fact, he should be made PM of the country. Seriously, he is genuine and does intelligent work. My only issue is that if Aamir Khan decides to do a show like this, it is termed social work, but if Rakhi Sawant anchors a similar show it is termed as business and a means to garner TRPs," she told the daily.

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Aamir Khan during the first episode of Satyamev Jayate.

"The courts will interfere in my show and say that 'lets solve these issues' we don't need a show for this. Aren't these double standards? I don't have problems with the remuneration, - Aamir Khan gets Rs. three crore for doing this show and I got Rs. five lakh for it! There is nothing original about Aamir's show, because Rakhi ka Insaaf had already done all that. Logon ko rulaana bahot aasan hai, but to take corrective action and bring about a change in society is difficult! Such shows only play with people's emotions," she added.

Rakhi's show dealt with individual problems whereas Aamir's show is about social issues- first episode focussed on female foeticide. Even the format and treatment given by Mr Perfectionist is completely different and beyond comparison.

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