Aamir Khan’s chat show Satyamev Jayate has created two new stars — Harrish Iyer and Cindrella Prakash. They appeared on last Sunday’s episode and shared their stories of being sexually abused as children. Soon after the episode went on air, people started coming up to Iyer asking him to pose for pictures, while Cindrella had to escape to the hills to get away from the sudden attention. It’s hard to cope with fame that stems from trauma, they say.
“I have over 100 marriage proposals now. In fact, there is a mail from a guy that says, ‘I want to marry you. I’m doing my masters from IIT Mumbai, please tell me what you think.’ I was laughing,” she says, adding, “I’ve got around 1000 mails, and calls from Pakistan, London, New Zealand. A Pakistani girl living in America called me and said that they are not allowed to watch TV , but that she managed to watch my episode and it uplifted her. It is overwhelming.” But, there are negative reactions too."A relative called and said to me, ‘Why did you have to speak about it on TV?’"