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Bollywood star Aamir Khan has opened about the traumatic experience he underwent while filming his talk show Satyamev Jayate. He said he had to consult a doctor by the end of the first season.
Satyamev Jayate focuses on sensitive social issues prevalent in the country, from female foeticide, child sexual abuse to honor killings.
"Going through that entire journey of the first season was very traumatic for me. To the extent, I had become emotionally very brittle, I was in very bad shape. At the end of the one year, I could not go out. For absolutely no reason at all, I would just break down," Aamir said.
The actor said it troubled him more as he isn't trained in distancing himself while listening to people's emotional turmoil.
"I was an emotional wreck. I also got some help from a doctor. It was just very... (tough) because I am not trained to listen to the emotional issues of people and keep a distance. I am not able to do that."
The actor speaking at a session 'Giving Matters' at the National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) Technology and Leadership Forum. When one of the guests on Satymev Jayate narrated how he lost his son in a road rage, where he was beaten to death, Aamir said he couldn't help but think of his son Junaid. "I was thinking what if someone does that to my son, how will I feel? I used to always put myself in that person's shoes. As a result it took a big toll on me emotionally."
The 53-year-old Dangal star, however, said shooting for the talk show made him a better person. "I saw the country and people in a way I had never seen because I've lived a very sheltered life. It was an enriching journey for me. I learnt a lot and met some amazing persons who made me grow as an individual."