TED Talks is biggest achievement of my life: Shah Rukh Khan

PTI Oct 06, 2017, 19:40 PM IST,

From being a speaker to now hosting `TED Talks`, Shah Rukh Khan says the show is one the biggest achievements of his life. SRK, who delivered his first `TED Talk` in Vancouver earlier this year, says he is a huge fan of the show.

Mumbai: From being a speaker to now hosting "TED Talks", Shah Rukh Khan says the show is one the biggest achievements of his life. SRK, who delivered his first "TED Talk" in Vancouver earlier this year, says he is a huge fan of the show.


"I have always been a fan of 'TED Talks' even before it became big on Internet. I would call this show as the biggest achievement of my life. It ('TED Talks') is something I am doing with pride and not for money. This show will spread love and innovative ideas," Shah Rukh told reporters.


The actor said the show has given him a platform to be himself. "I am a movie star who can emote, sing, dance. I am a friend, father, husband, an entrepreneur but I think 'TED Talks' gives me the platform to be myself and it is a very satisfying thing in my life," he added.


The actor said he was a bit nervous when he delivered his speech but is thankful to Chris Anderson, the head of TED, for being supportive and encouraging. Shah Rukh added that he has always been interested in knowing about the things happening globally.


"During my childhood, my parents, teachers and friends taught me something that urged me to stay informed about everything. Just like a curious cat I want to know everything. I feel a little odd when somebody says something to me and I don't know it's meaning."


The official announcement of a new show "TED Talks India Nayi Soch", to be hosted by Shah Rukh, was made last evening here in the presence of the actor, Star India chairman and CEO Uday Shankar and TED head Chris Anderson.


"An entertainment channel like Star Plus has all kinds of shows, they are doing good work. Few years ago, they started a show called 'Satyamev Jayate'. I think that was a step in the right direction," Shah Rukh said.


Keeping all essential details regarding the show - including the premiere date and people who will appear as speakers under wraps - the makers said "TED Talks India Nayi Soch" will provide a platform for people to have a freely share their ideas. 

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