Shah Rukh Khan is the king of Bollywood, the king of romance and the king of wit. To his rather prolific hat, he has added another feather. He is now also a speaker on Ted Talk – a podcast wherein accomplished individuals from diverse fields of life share their wisdom on issues that move you, me and us. Those who witnessed the superstar speak are already raving about it being the funniest Ted Talk of 2017. Every time he makes a public appearance, he gives us a few more reasons to adore him. Check out some of the quotes from the conference that are winning over the internet and our hearts, of course.
He is simply brilliant when it comes on introspection
“Humanity is a lot like me. It’s an aging movie star, grappling with all the newness, wondering whether she got it right.”
He is well aware of the business of cinema
“I sell dreams and I peddle love to millions of people back home in India, who assume that I am the best lover in the world.”
He is aware of why internet is a dichotomy we should be careful with
“We had expected an expansion of ideas and dreams; we had not bargained for the enclosure of judgment.”
Off to Vancouver. Last long stint there was during the Pardes shoot…now for TEDtalks pic.twitter.com/zFXdLi3dAf
— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) April 24, 2017
He keeps reminding us to believe in ourselves
“It has to be you who creates a world that is its own best lover, that should be the future you”
His quirky brand of humor and can teach us a thing or two about laughing on our own selves
“I looked at my face and realised I am starting to look more and more like my wax statue at Madame Tussauds.”
He never fails to motivate us
— TED Talks (@TEDTalks) April 28, 2017
The TED Talk took place in Vancouver Convention Centre and immediately became the current internet sensation evident by Twitter trend, “#SRKLiveAtTEDTalks”. SRK is slated to host a TV show which will air TED talks by influential Indians later this year. The show is called, “Nayi Soch’ and is a collaborative effort between STAR India and TED Talk. In a rare occurence, fans of King Khan milled around the convention centre pressing through the windows, struggling hard to catch a glimpse of the superstar while he delivered the talk.
— ♡ SRK RUSSIAN FC ♡ (@SRKFC_Russia) April 28, 2017
And to top all the motivation, self-deprecating humor and some pressing issues, the gem which made the audiences go oh ah wow was SRK dancing on Lungi Dance on stage.