Oscar-winning sound specialist Resul Pookutty has taken a dig at Aamir Khan’s humanitarian TV show ‘Satyamev Jayate’, which remained under a lot of discussion when it was being run. Pookutty believes Khan’s show was completely planted in order to emotionally blackmail audiences.
“Satyamev Jayate was a completely doctored show. A lot of sound post-production work was done on the show. It was treated just like a film. Like how you sound (mixing) is handled in a film so that you can sort of emotionally blackmail audiences. That’s what was done with SMJ,” he said.
Pookutty, who won the Academy Award for Slumdog Millionaire (2008), is part of TV personality Tim Sebastian’s much-awaited debate series, The Outsider, which is also going to be on the lines of ‘Satyamev Jayate’.
While speaking about his TV show, Pookutty insisted that his TV show has no manipulations like Khan’s show.
Pookutty has claimed that his TV show, which is being produced by Sobo Films, co-owned by Smriti Shinde, daughter of the current Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde, at par with international programming.
“Yes, some sound and post-production work has been done for the show but that’s meant only to match up to the international TV standards. Otherwise, we are not doing anything to emotionally manipulate by way of sound post-production. We are staying true to the idea of debate and acumen of Tim (Sebastian),” said Pookutty. Satyamev Jayate had also run into controversies earlier.
In ‘Satyamev Jayate’ Aamir Khan created awareness among the people by highlighting different social issues of the nation. During the show Khan went to almost all the areas of the country. Inspite of all the criticism, his show was appreciated by many out there.
Well, all said and done, the host channel of the show ‘Star Plus’ and Aamir Khan, who is currently working on his upcoming film ‘Dhoom 3’, have not reacted to Resul Pookutty’s statements but let’s wait and watch how they react to the allegations.