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Big issues take over the small screen

tv Updated: Aug 16, 2012 17:48 IST
Kavita Awaasthi
Kavita Awaasthi
Hindustan Times
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TV stars want to flag off shows with social causes that can educate and enlighten their regular audience

Aman Verma: Many big issues were highlighted in Satyamev Jayate. I would like to see a show on female infanticide. It’s disturbing that sex determination tests and abortions are so rampant. Casteism is another big problem in our society. Viewers can learn a lot from a TV show based on such cause.

Nia Sharma: Women’s empowerment is a subject I would like to see showcased. Married women are deprived of their dreams and careers, as their husbands don’t allow them to work. Many girls are pressured to get married to a guy of their parents’ choice. Staying unmarried too is a stigma, which shouldn’t be the case.

Eijaz Khan: I would like to see a TV show highlighting the lives of street children. They deserve and need a safe and secure childhood. They are victims of abuse on the roads, as well as in the juvenile remand homes. If there is even one strong and just representative for this cause, many others will come forward. That is probably the best investment anyone can make for the future of the children of India.

Pratyusha Banerjee: Issues like ill-treatment of women and eve-teasing have become commonplace lately. The number of women who are victims of acid attacks just because they are in western outfits is also on the rise. Women need a platform to address such malpractices, especially those prevalent in the remote regions of the country.

Vivian D’Sena: I would like to see a show on freedom fighters. They are talked about only in textbooks. The new generation may not even know what they have done for us. I would like to see a show on the life of Gandhiji who followed the principles of non-violence.

Pooja Gor: Our country is full of corruption, which is a big hindrance in its growth. Even the common man bribes the havaldar (cop) after having jumped a red light. A show based on the pitfalls of corruption and what it’s doing to our country is much-needed.