Actor Aamir Khan’s TV show ‘Satyamev Jayate’ in its second episode brought in a new twist to the cause of child sex abuse.
Focusing on childhood experience of one Harish Iyer from Mumbai, the episode has brought out the traumatic abuse of him for several years by a male relative. Since his mother did not realise his sorrow, the child turned to his dog and Sridevi’s films for solace.
Here enters Sridevi on to the sets of ‘Satyamev Jayate’ bringing the episode a new levitation and her gift to the victim makes the show knock at the social impediments our children face in this cruel world bereft of ethics and social healing.
Aamir has also appealed to the viewers to endorse a bill to parliament to address the child abuse issue. With Sridevi signing the people’s charter for the bill, the anchor has taken the show to the level of TV activism but for a good cause.
In fact, his first episode on female foeticide helped the Rajastan government to fast-track cases of female foeticide and it remains to be seen how far our parliament moves in this direction.