Academy Award winning sound specialist Resul Pookutty has accused the recently completed Aamir Khan’s humanitarian show as being ‘doctored’.
“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,” said Resul Pookutty to HT.
Resul Pookutty, who won an Academy Award for the movie ‘Slumdog Millionaire’, will be the part of Tim Sebastian’s much-awaited debate series, similar to the show ‘Satyamev Jayate’. Resul though claims that “we are doing no such manipulation.”
“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),” he concluded.
Previously too ‘Satyamev Jayate’ landed in controversy when two fake websites of the show opened up asking people to donate money to a fake NGO. Later the band ‘Euphoria’ claimed that ‘Satyamev Jayate’s’ title song was lifted from the band’s decade-old song, Satyameva Jayate.
The show’s episode about medical malpractices till date remains one of the most controversial episodes in Indian Television history.