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Aamir Khan turns 49, but makes it all about ‘Satyamev Jayate’

Actor-filmmaker Aamir Khan, who turned 49 on Friday, is happy with the way his Bollywood career turned out last year courtesy of Dhoom 3.

But this year Aamir plans to dedicate his time to his social issue-based television show Satyamev Jayate.

Besides one Hindi movie, Rajkumar Hirani’s Peekay, which is slated for release on Christmas, Aamir has no other film lined up.

Talking to reporters at his home, where he celebrates his birthday each year, Aamir said: “Last year was great. I was happy with the success of Dhoom 3, and I was glad that all our hard work paid off.

“This year, I am dedicating all my time to Satyamev Jayate. Only Raju’s Peekay will release towards the end, but there’s no other film. So, my whole year is for the show.”

Satyamev Jayate is a discussion show where Aamir puts the spotlight on socially relevant issues. He said the show’s broadcast has been divided into three parts this time. Of the four episodes that were slated for March, two have already been aired.

“We will return with a few episodes in July, and then we will come back with some episodes in a month towards the end of 2014,” he said.

During the second season, he has so far talked about rape and issues around the police. However, he refused to discuss the topics of future shows, saying: “We don’t tell the issues.”

Recently, Aamir had to register a complaint with Mumbai police in the wake of a smear campaign against him on a social networking website.

He said: “It makes me sad when people do good work and then people react this way. Such people are less in number, but they are trying to spread rumours about me via social media.

“Social media is also such where people can spread any information anonymously. I feel sad. I am trying to do my bit, but I know our janata [people] know what’s true. They have been seeing me and my work for 25 years. They know what’s right.”