Aamir Khan is adamant that he has no reason to apologise to the Indian Medical Association for delving into medical malpractice in the fourth episode of Satyamev Jayate. He even went to the extent of saying that he was prepared to face any legal action.”I am very comfortable if they (IMA) plan to take legal action if they feel that I have done something wrong. Of course, the courts are available for them. My answer is no, I will not be apologizing,” Aamir told to a news channel.
The actor said that he had not defamed or insulted the medical profession by highlighting medical malpractice. “I deny that I have done that. I have the highest respect and regard for the medical profession,” he said. The IMA had demanded an immediate apology and had threatened legal action if the actor failed to do so. “Aamir Khan should apologise for having defamed and given one side of the story on medical profession. If he does not we are contemplating to take legal action against him for defaming and demoralising the medical profession in his TV show,” IMA secretary general Dr D R Rai had said.
Till now Aamir’s show has focussed on various issues plaguing Indian society; including child sex abuse and female foeticide. Aamir maintains his show is not against doctors or the medical profession. “If the medical profession has been insulted and defamed by anybody, it is probably by those who are indulging in unethical practises,” Aamir said.
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