This 'exposure' has landed Aamir in the bad books of the
Indian Medical Association (IMA). But he does not fret!
"We were aware that since these are issues that are
core to all of us and affecting every Indian, obviously
there are some people who are part of the problem, and they
are not going to be happy with us because these are the
ones who don't want a solution to be there.
"In fact, I would have been surprised if we would
not have earned brickbats. The people who are getting troubled
are very likely the ones who are part of the problems,"
said Aamir, adding that he hasn't received any physical
threats so far.
He protests against the allegation that he only highlighted
the negative aspects of the medical profession on his show,
to which was invited K.K. Talwar, chairman, board of governors,
Medical Council of India (MCI).
"I don't know whether they have seen the show because
a number of times we brought out that there are many doctors
who are doing great work. We gave such strong examples of
positive work by doctors like Dr. Devi Shetty and Dr. Shamit
Sharma," Aamir told IANS.
He denied the accusation that he insulted the medical profession.
"I have not insulted the medical profession at all.
I have the highest regard for the medical profession. In
fact what is insulting to the medical profession is those
doctors who are indulging in unethical practices. They have
insulted the medical profession, not me," he said.
However, he is happy with the positive response from the
medical community as well as youths who aspire to be in
"A lot of doctors have written to me and said, 'Your
work is fantastic and we are thank you for what you have
done'. Dr. K.K.Talwar, head of the Medical Council of India,
was on our show and after the show was aired, he wrote to
me saying: 'I thought what you did on the show was very
"He said that 'I am aware that a small section of
doctors is upset with you, but I want you to know that what
you are doing is very important and I want you to know that
MCI and I will do everything we can in our control and power
to set things right'. Now that is such an important and
"Young medical students have written to me that this
is a profession we are about to enter and we are so inspired
by your show to do the right thing when we enter the profession,"
"I want to thank these doctors and young medical students
whose messages and letters have been most encouraging"
Aamir says his conviction in the concept and aim of the
show have left him fearless of negative reactions.
"I feel what I have set out to do is extremely important
and what I support is important for me and very important
for society and our country. I have absolutely no hesitation
in doing what I feel is right for the country. So in that,
if there is a small group of people who are getting upset,
it is sad, but so be it. In fact, I would request those
people who are getting upset to look inward.
"I believe we are trying to make a sincere effort
in first understanding issues and then shedding light on
them, and we are committed to that attempt," said the
47-year-old trailblazing cinema personality.