Superstar Aamir Khan has revealed that filming his talk show Satyamev Jayate was such “traumatic” expertise for him he had to consult a doctor by the end of the first season. The show focuses on sensitive social issues prevailing within the country, from feminine foeticide, child sexual abuse to honor killings.
“Going through that entire journey of the first season was very traumatic on behalf of me. To the extent, I had become emotionally terribly brittle, I was in very bad shape. At the end of the one year, I could not go out. For absolutely no reason at all, I would just break down,” Aamir Khan said.
The actor aforesaid it troubled him more as he isn’t trained in distancing himself whereas being attentive to people’s emotional turmoil. “I was an emotional wreck. I also got some help from a doctor. It was simply terribly... tough because I'm not trained to pay attention to the emotional problems with folks and keep a distance. I'm unable to try and do that.” He speaks at a session ‘Giving Matters’ at NASSCOM Technology and Leadership Forum.
When one of the guests on Satymev Jayate narrated how he lost his son in a road rage, where he was overwhelmed to death, Aamir Khan aforesaid he couldn’t help but think about his son Junaid. “I was thinking what if somebody does that to my son, how will I feel? I accustomed forever place myself in this person’s shoes. As a result, it took a big toll on me emotionally.” The 53-year-old Dangal star, however, said shooting for the talk show made him a better person.
“I saw the country and other people in a way means I had ne'er seen because I’ve lived a very protected life. It was an enriching journey on behalf of me. I learned a lot and met some amazing persons who made me grow as an individual.”