‘I am no one to solve issues, I can only highlight them'

Aamir Khan interacts with media in Mumbai on Sunday.  

Elated by the response to his television debut on Sunday, actor Aamir Khan said he would bring up more issues on the show Satyamev Jayate, but he does not see himself as a change-maker.

“I am no one to bring change or solve anything... neither [is] the government. I can only keep the issues in front of everyone. The change should come from within. One person cannot improve or bring solution to an issue,” Mr. Khan said, talking to reporters.

“I was watching the show with my wife, son Azad, and the core team of the show...I had tears in my eyes. I got good response from industry friends and various media — twitter, youtube. There will be many more issues on the show. But I won't reveal it...let it be a suspense,” the 47-year-old added.

Asked if the issue of corruption would be tackled on the show, he said, “Corruption is a very strong issue...we all are involved in it. A strong law must come into force...but it is equally important to change ourselves first.”

The first episode dealt with stories of mothers who struggled to give birth to a girl child, because of the society's bias for a boy.

“There was no specific reason to highlight this issue [female foeticide] in the first show,” the actor said.

He also said doctors alone must not be held responsible for foeticide, everyone involved shared the blame.

“During our research we came across the fact that even though doctors indulge in sex determination...their licence is not revoked...I request all state medical councils to take strict action against them [doctors].”

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