Why should Aamir apologise, asks Javed Akhtar

The Indian Medical Association (IMA) has demanded an apology from actor Aamir Khan for sending a "wrong message" about the medical community in his programme "Satyamev Jayate". But lyricist Javed Akhtar doesn't approve of it and cal

Sunday, June 03, 2012 | 1:15:09 PM IST (+05:30 GMT)   |  Copyright: IANS  |  Comments 20 Comments  |  5672 Views

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The Indian Medical Association (IMA) has demanded an apology from actor Aamir Khan for sending a "wrong message" about the medical community in his programme "Satyamev Jayate". But lyricist Javed Akhtar doesn't approve of it and calls it a "sick" decision.

"The Indian Medical association wants Aamir to apologise for exposing corruption in their profession. That is really sick," Akhtar posted on micro-blogging site Twitter.

After highlighting social issues like female foeticide and dowry, Aamir, in the fourth episode of his show, put the spotlight on healthcare and malpractices in the medical profession.

Reacting to the episode, an umbrella body of 21 medical institutions Wednesday asked the actor to apologise.

"It is not Aamir Khan but some immoral dishonest greedy and corrupt doctors who are insulting the medical profession and many honest doctors," wrote Akthar.

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  • Posted on: 10 June 2012 at 5:07pmatominis

    Javed sir is right! Aamir has not done anything wrong. He only highlighted certain malpractices. He never called all doctors corrupt. Also, why didn't IMA ever take action against any corrupt doctor ever? Instead of cleaning their own mess they try to shoot the messenger! I support Aamir Khan and Satyamev Jayate!

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  • Posted on: 05 June 2012 at 9:45ampriya1804

    Totally agree with javed sir! Thi IMA have themselves have sent the "wrong message". Seriously, as if they couldnt steep lower! Instead of handling the situation, they are demanding an apology!! Shame on the IMA!

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  • Posted on: 05 June 2012 at 6:29amAmanram

    I watch this programme from outside India and from my point of view if what has been shown on Amir Khan's show is true then it is the Medical Board that should be taking action against such corrupt and sick practice and not the other way round. As they say, there is no smoke without fire!

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  • Posted on: 04 June 2012 at 9:07pmWanderbug

    My family has been victim of such malpractice..i am sure there are many who though not have been part of amir's show have similar experiences in hands of doctors.. government doctors ignoring patients in government hospital and asking them to come to their private practice for treatment is a very common example of negligence and greed...a malpractice even..so why should there be apology for showing this when they don't bother to apologize for doing it...i am not Amir fan yet i salute his show..and his initiative.

    Edited on:04 June 2012 at 9:07pm

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  • Posted on: 04 June 2012 at 3:57pmNirjhor105

    two-third of my family is in medical profession, so I have very high respect for doctors. at the same time, it can't be ignored that not all of them deserve this respect. if what Amir showed represented the truth, IMA should take actions against those doctors who are defaming the name of this pre=ofession, not Amir

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  • Posted on: 04 June 2012 at 3:38pm-JollyJabeen-

    What the? Why should Aamir apologise!? No way, he should be given awards and praises. Hats off to you Aamir Khan!

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  • Posted on: 04 June 2012 at 1:45pmneetu.grewal36

    if there are 10 greedy doctors they r 1000 others who r helping ur society today!!! might i add doctors dont decide the price of a drug...the government does...so guess wut scorn the government if u want to. and why target doctors only. there is corruption in every profession and u all know it but u r trying to hide it too. aamir khan is a respectable person in society, yet he holds no right to say anything abt anyone without getting his facts straight. he showed statistics that matched his statement. never bothered abt present state. and plzzz people for the sake of humanity, doctors r not fools who give up their lives to treat people like u who dont even appreciate their tinniest bit of effort. they r humans too. like i said for every 10 greedy doctors, they r 1000 helping!!!!!

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  • Posted on: 04 June 2012 at 1:04pmparheezGM

    He should be getting awards and loads of felicitations.

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  • Posted on: 04 June 2012 at 11:16amAVFAN

    The entire industry should stand by Amir...why should he apologize? Dont we all know how docs prescribe medicines of their favorite brand??

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  • Posted on: 04 June 2012 at 9:43amrani-lucki

    amir is doing a good job for humanity, some people even hav a problem with that???

    they won't do it themselves but won't let any1 else either...

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