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Bollywood megastar Aamir Khan: The Truth Alone Prevails

October 13th, 2012
10:41 AM ET

By Samuel Burke &  Claire Calzonetti, CNN

George Clooney has spent years fighting to end violence in Darfur and actress Angelina Jolie is just back from visiting Syrian refugees in Lebanon.

American actors-turned-activists is nothing new, but in India this is an emerging concept.

Bollywood megastar Aamir Khan is leading the way for using the spotlight of celebrity to shine a light on his country’s most serious social problems.

For more than 20 years, Khan has been one of India's best-known actors, but with success came the desire to do more than just entertain.

Now Khan is hosting a hugely popular talk show called "Satyamev Jayte" or, in English, "The Truth Alone Prevails."

“I had been thinking about trying to use whatever goodwill I've earned over the years to try and use that in a way that I can give back to society,” Khan said in an interview with CNN’s Christiane Amanpour.

In each program, Khan tackles some of the most serious social issues plaguing India right now, breaking taboos on issues that have long been swept under the rug.  FULL POST


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