The show that did not go down well with some sections of the society at home Satyamev Jayate has propelled Bollywood actor Aamir Khan to be on the cover of Time magazine. He is the third male Bollywood star to have made it to the cover.
While both Parveen Babi in 1976 and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan 2004 were chosen by Time to show the changing faces of Bollywood, and how both the actresses in their own way bought about a change in the Hindi film industry with their work. However, this time Aamir Khan has been chosen for his immensely popular show Satyamev Jayate - a show that tracked the various loopholes in the Indian society.
With a brown-eyed Aamir Khan on Time's cover, the cover page also has block lettered words, 'KHAN'S QUEST'. The lines that follow will make anyone proud, “He's breaking the Bollywood mold by tackling India`s social evils. Can one actor change a nation?” The show that was received wonderfully well with the Indian audience seems to have bought about a greater impact, and now we can officially call him the India's Male Oprah.
Apart from Bollywood personalities, our political leaders and sportspersons have, on and off, made it to the prestigious cover of the New York Magazine. Mahatma Gandhi
, Narendra Modi
, Dr Manmohan Singh, Sania Mirza and Sachin Tendulkar
have also appeared on Time's cover.