Amir Khan’s Satyamev Jayate show dragged into anti-Modi drive

Posted on Apr 9 2014 - 10:33am by IBC News

Hyderabad: A message stating “Please give a missed call to 18001032305 (to show) that you are against Modi becoming the Prime Minister. Actor Aamir Khan will announce how many voters are against the BJP candidate in a Satyamev Jayate episode, please forward,” has gone viral on Whatsapp and other messaging services as well.

A missed call secured this response, “You have voted for change, Star Plus and Airtel thank you for supporting Satyamev Jayate” However, Star Plus officials and sources close to Aamir say that they have nothing to do with the message.

Speaking to this newspaper, a Star Plus official who did not want to be named, said, “The channel will never run any campaign in support of or against any political party. This is being done by mischief mongers who are dragging the Star Plus brand into this. The channel plays no role in this, the message is fake.”

A member of the Satyamev Jayate team adds: “It is a planned mischief. Earlier as well, there were other messages that were in support of a political party into which the programme’s name was dragged. In fact, the second series of the programme is over and Aamir Khan is presently shooting for the third series. Satyamev Jayate has nothing to do with any political outfit.”a