Thursday, the 27th April 2017 was an astounding day for all SRK fans and Indians, of course, as King Khan delivered his first ever TED Talk in Vancouver, Canada. His witty one-liners and humorous sense of speech left everyone in bits. He sure knows, how to lure the audience and entertain them, not only by his acting skills but by his oration as well. He has been a guest speaker at a lot of prestigious events before, worldwide and proved what an excellent speaker he is!
The TED Conference 2017, just added one more feather in the hat for Shah Rukh Khan and all the Indians.
In the 17-minute talk, SRK reflected on his youth, growing up in New Delhi, losing both his parents by the time he was in his twenties, and then, moving to the “sprawling metropolis of Mumbai”, to follow his dreams of becoming a movie star.
Shah Rukh then spoke about the impact the Internet has made on his life, specifically his decision in his late 40s to begin using Twitter. “Everything I said took a new meaning. Everything I did, good, bad, ugly, was there for the world to comment upon and judge.”
He went to talk about the time when his then 15-year-old son Aryan’s fake private video was leaked online and how his family dealt with it, the dozens of products he endorses, and the ‘failure’ of his superhero film Ra.One. He followed it up with a quick ‘lungi dance’.
But then, he offered serious advice: “I have realised that whatever moves you, whatever urges you to create, to build, whatever keeps you from failing, whatever helps you survive, is perhaps the oldest, and simplest emotion known to mankind, and that is love,” he said.
TED stands for technology, entertainment, and design. The TED conference organises talks with ‘thinkers’ which last 18 minutes or less, in which the guests share their ideas on their field of expertise.