Aamir Khan brought up the issue of child sex abuse in the second episode of "Satyamev Jayate" Sunday. Yesteryears screen diva Sridevi made a special appearance on the show, her first appearance with Bollywood's Mr. Perfectionist.
The 48-year-old came to meet Harish Aiyer, one of the victims of child abuse who told Aamir that he was abused by a man for 11 years. He also said that when he tried to tell his mother, she didn't take him seriously.
At that time his only support was his dog and Bollywood movies, especially the ones starring Sridevi. And that is why the actress was invited on the show.
Harish was excited when he received a gift from his favourite star.
On the show, Aamir spoke to several other victims who narrated their horrific experiences of being molested, sodomised and threatened by their tormentors.
Cinderella Prakash, another victim, said how she was abused by a 55-year-old man when she was just 12.
According to a survey, 53 percent children who went through child sexual abuse were boys.
Aamir concluded the show with Good Touch, Bad Touch workshop for children to teach them about the importance of understanding sexual abuse and recognising predators.
The actor also appealed to people to press the government to pass the Protection of Children From Sexual Offences Bill in parliament.
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Great gift to the brave young man who had the courage to come on National TV and share his traumatic childhood! Loved how he said that Cinema is also a Ma in some ways, it doesnt only entertain, it gives courage and hope at times of depression!
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I wasnt expecting so much depth on this particular issue but Iam impressed with the way this episode was executed. I just couldnt hold back my tears especially when Harish told his story
This show will certainly create history as it not only tugs at the heartstrings but also educates society across all caste and creed. Love u sooo much Aamir!
Thank you Amir , it is a bold step to show such cases. You have taken very agressive step towards real things happening in India. always we thought of changing these , but are truely doing thing. DIL PE LAG GAYI YAAR.
god bless amir...keep bringing a change to our society...you are truly the one who actually did what he said...many youngsters say india mein gandgi hai, but hame hi to saaf karni hai, and you're starting with it...hats off!
Its really sweet of Amir Khan to invite Sreedevi..and for her to make this appearance to a tormented guy... whose inspiration was the Cinema... God Bless AK & Sree.. for their good morals..!!! :)
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