Aamir Khan discusses sexuality on Satyamev Jayate
October 26, 2014 12:41 PM   Subscribe

Satyamev Jayate is an award-winning Indian talk show hosted by Aamir Khan. In this episode, he discusses sexuality with members of the LGBTQ community (1:10:39, SLYT, Subtitled).
posted by yaymukund (5 comments total) 14 users marked this as a favorite
I really do like this show very much, and have mad respect for Aamir Khan for creating it.

It seems telling that he felt the need to issue a warning (that the\ subject matter might not be appropriate for children) when he did not feel the need to do so during, say, the episode on honor killings in the first season.

I'd love to see a round-up of public reactions to this episode.
posted by artemisia at 12:53 PM on October 26, 2014 [3 favorites]

Amir Khan is the face of everything that keeps bollywood from the brink of being a total literal farce. He is one of the few people with any integrity - artistic or otherwise. I know at the end of it all it's just a TV show but I sincerely hope some good comes out of this.
It's not like people don't know about the things wrong with Indian society. It's just that there are so many things wrong that the sheer size of it all can make people maddeningly indifferent. SJ is a good, bold first step in making people talk about it.

Amir for PM! (One day...)
posted by savitarka at 2:32 PM on October 26, 2014 [3 favorites]

I've watched this show with my family and while my parents hold more conservative beliefs and values than I do, it has stirred up some fascinating discussion at the dinner table. I definitely appreciate that Mr. Khan is addressing issues that matter: poverty, sexuality, corruption, pollution, etc. And even if you disagree with his personal views or those of the people that appear on his panel, the issue at hand (whatever it may be) is addressed respectfully and I appreciate that quite a bit.
posted by Fizz at 2:50 PM on October 26, 2014 [1 favorite]

I only know Aamir Khan from the movie 3 Idiots, which I've seen at least 4 times now because I keep telling people to watch it. I think he's an awesome actor just from that film, and it's good to know that he's so socially conscious IRL. Thanks for the post, I really enjoyed it.
posted by misozaki at 5:34 PM on October 26, 2014 [1 favorite]

misozaki, you must see Lagaan post-haste. I'm generally not a fan of musicals but it is wonderful.
posted by johnofjack at 8:46 AM on October 27, 2014 [3 favorites]

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