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Aamir’s show on DD too

Actor says he isn’t bothered by TRPs, but wants to reach out and connect with Indians all over.

tv Updated: Apr 14, 2012 14:41 IST
Kavita Awaasthi
Kavita Awaasthi
Hindustan Times
Aamir Khan,Satyamev Jayate,HT Cafe

Aamir Khan launched the theme song of Satyamev Jayate at a press conference yesterday, but left the media in the dark in terms of what the show is about. The actor also confirmed that it would air at 11 am every Sunday from May 6.

The superstar explained, “The show will have a song for all 13 episodes. Songs have a great connect and touch everyone.” Talking about the experience of shooting all over India for the song, he said, “It was an enriching experience to meet all kinds of people. I cry easily, so when things touched my heart, I cried. And when I was inspired and happy, I cried.”

The theme song has been written by lyricist Prasoon Joshi and composed by Ram Sampat. Aamir said, "When I asked for the song to be not nationalistic but romantic, they were taken aback. The song is about the love every Indian has for our country. I want every Indian to connect with the song. I especially love the lines Jaisa bhi hoon apana mujhe yeh nahin hain bolna, kabil tere main ban sakun mujhe dwar aisa kholna… (I don’t want to say that you accept me as I am, but I want to open a door which makes me acceptable to you).

The actor added that other than airing on eight Star channels, Satyamev Jayate would also air on Doordarshan, a first for any TV show. It will even be dubbed in four southern languages.” Not bothered by TRPs, Aamir said, “I am always scared to walk a new path and be different. I have no idea how TRPs are calculated. This show is more about connecting with audiences than the TRPs.”

So what is the one thing that Aamir would change about himself? He said, “I have flaws and I try to keep changing. Earlier when someone would hurt me, I’d get emotional, shut myself from that person, hold a grudge and get judgemental. But I realised that just because my perspective doesn’t match with someone, it doesn’t mean I should break the relationship. It is tough to maintain relationships.”

First Published: Apr 14, 2012 14:38 IST