The Indian Medical Association (IMA) on Saturday demanded an immediate apology from actor Aamir Khan, accusing him of having defamed the medical profession in the May 27 episode of his TV show Satyamev Jayate, and warned him of legal action if he didn't do so.

IMA secretary general Dr. D.R. Rai told journalists: “Every profession has its black sheep. Even the profession to which Aamir Khan belongs, [acting] is in the news every now and then due to some ill practices in the industry. But it can safely be claimed that the white sheep will always outnumber the black ones in every field.

“It was extremely wrong on the part of a responsible citizen of the country and a public figure like Aamir Khan, whom most of the citizens of the country might even consider as their role model, to put the rotten eggs over the good ones,” he said.