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It’s judgement time

As Rahul Bose quizzes Kiran Bedi on her show Aap Ki Kacheri, Minakshi Saini lends an ear....

tv Updated: Mar 13, 2009 20:01 IST
Minakshi Saini
Minakshi Saini
Hindustan Times

Rahul Bose (RB): What helps you adjudicate the cases that come to you on the Star Plus show, Aap Ki Kacheri?
Kiran Bedi (KB): 35 years of experience as a police officer, my education as a law graduate, past association with an NGO and the strong team of law advisors on the show.

RB: Can we say that it’s time for a revolution in the television industry?
KB: Today it’s not just the audience but society as a whole that we are focusing on. Our expectation from the show is to bring about a change in the society and that is exactly what we are doing. <b1>

RB: In the present scenario, is there a sense of right or wrong in the society?
KB: Such shows give people a platform to go and discuss their problems. It breaks the notion that unless you are extremely rich, you will never be heard.

RB: As per a survey, only two per cent of the youth between the age group of 25-30 are scared of corruption in the county. Have we accepted it as a part and parcel of our lives?
KB: Society is not pushing or urging you to be a civilised human being. However, such initiatives are doing just
that for the society. With this show, people are learning to focus on the positive side of life.

RB: What is the best moment in each show?
KB: The best moment is at the end of each episode when we get to see the judgment seeping into the people. Their words and expressions are priceless.

RB: Considering only one in a million cases gets heard on this show, how can we take its benefits to the masses?
KB: This can be socially encouraged. Cops and RWAs could do a social engineering programme for colleges and universities. And I would love to see it in schools as well. Students of classes 10 and 12 have to learn to resolve their issues themselves.

First Published: Mar 13, 2009 19:57 IST