When it is about Aamir Khan, everything is special. Whether it be the movies he makes, the character he embarks upon, his promotional agenda or even his upcoming TV show "Satyameva Jayate", there is big line that differentiates them from the average.
So how can his five-month-old son, Azad, be not different and show his genes like "papa"? Apparently Azad will be featured in the promotional video of Aamir Khan's upcoming TV show! Earlier Kiran Rao, Aamir's wife, had banned him from taking any videos of the child.
"Half the time I shot the campaign, Azad was in my lap. Once when Kiran wasn't around, we even shot a promo featuring Azad. At first, I told her that we shot a promo with him and it looked very good. Then I told her that I was kidding and we wouldn't use it," the actor admits to NDTV.
But the actor later said that the video might not be aired and kept for family viewing. The proud father went all gaga about his son.
"Earlier, I was working from home, so I spent a lot more time with him. But now that I'm shooting and return late, I wake him up very gently. When he sees me, his face lights up. I spend an hour or so with him before going to bed," Aamir said. Aamir also mentioned that Azad is a baby with "fine temperament" and also a "beautiful smile."
Now as far as the TV show is concerned, high hopes are being pinned on it. It is even speculated that "Satyamave Jayate" will beat "Kaun Banega Crorepati's" rankings.
"There are all chances Satyameva Jayate could beat KBC's ratings. Aamir knows what connects with the audience and there is no reason why he can't translate that to the small screen," Komal Nahta, trade expert, told the Hindustan Times. Aamir has not commented on it saying that he wanted people to experience it. But the show is expected to have more ratings than the IPL.
"It can actually be compared to the first season of the IPL, where the buzz was huge. What I understand is that he is going to talk about real issues of our country. The concept is powerful. We have a couple of clients, including Coke, backing it. Besides, Star Network has five-six huge sponsors backing the show," Shashi Sinha, CEO of the media buying agency Lodestar UM said.
"Satyameva Jayate" will go on air on Star Plus 6 May.