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Rakhi Sawant: All the lawyers will sit at home now

By: By: Subhash K. Jha, <a href="http://bollywoodhungama.com/" target="_blank">Bollywood Hungama</a>
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Far from being daunted by the PIL filed against her by a lawyer in a High Court challenging her reality show 'Rakhi Ka Insaaf', Rakhi sneers, "These lawyers are feeling insecure because they feel I'm treading into their territory. Saare vakilon ko ghar mein baithna padega (all the lawyers have to sit at home). Woh dar gaye hain mujhse (They are afraid of me). But please understand, distressed civilians go to the police and the law by their own will. Likewise they come on my show voluntarily."

Then Rakhi's next bomb. "Yeh insaaf Kiran Bedi ne bhi toh kiya tha (Kiran Bedi had her own justice-providing reality-show). No one raised any protests because she had 3-4 stars on her uniform. I provide the justice that comes to my heart. I don't know the legal language at all. This is my contribution to the upliftment of women. I don't drag anyone into my show. Everyone wants me to solve their problems. I've orchestrated four marriages on my show. Young people who have not said the truth in court rooms have spoken out honestly on my show."

Promises Rakhi, "Aage-aage dekhiye kya-kya issues uthaye jaate hain mere show mein (just wait and watch what other issues will come on the show). I've called rape victims and battered spouses on my show. And then I've called a gay male on my show to discuss why gay men are forced into heterosexual marriages in our society. This poor man on my show was beaten up by his brothers, hidden from the public by his parents. This man from UP was on verge of suicide when he came to me. All sorts of distressed individuals come on the show. And I can only say I've seen very little grief in comparison. There's so much filth spreading all over the world."

On one of the episodes of 'Rakhi Ka Insaaf' when a warring man and woman started throwing footwear at one another Rakhi got injured. "I've now strengthened my security on the show. Anything can happen anytime. Please understand nothing is doctored on my show. Yeh log baat karte-karte garam ho jaate hain (these people lose their temper)."

Rakhi is committed of doing 26 episodes. "But we are getting so many heartrending cases. We have a man who disowns his own child. We've proved the child is his. At the moment, I'm totally consumed by the show. Does any bigwig from the film industry have time for these distressed people? I do."

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