Satyamev Jayate creates two stars
Aamir Khan’s chat show Satyamev Jayate has created two new stars — Harrish Iyer and Cindrella Prakash. Soon after the episode went on air, people started coming up to Iyer asking him to pose for pictures, while Cindrella had to...tv Updated: May 19, 2012 00:09 IST
‘I have 100 marriage proposals now’
When 25-year-old musician Cindrella Prakash admitted on the show that she is single, little did she know that she would be bombarded with so many marriage proposals.
“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?’"
‘People give up their seats to me’
His Blackberry hasn’t stopped flashing, people have been offering him their seats in the Bombay local, and he has never had so many mails in his inbox.
"I am a guy who can’t sleep if I have one unread mail. And I had 6000+ last night," says Mumbai-based blogger activist Harrish Iyer, 33, who appeared on the show."What’s a better feeling than strangers believing in you and sharing their darkest secret?" he says, adding, "It is a huge responsibility as well ... I can’t let my fatigue show in my replies. Sometimes, the most difficult thing is to be pepped up to answer mails when all you want to do is log out and cry." Iyer says he feels "odd" posing for pics.
"One person got his whole family and introduced me to them like I am some kumbh-ke-mele mein bichda hua bhai!"
First Published: May 18, 2012 17:16 IST