Shah Rukh Khan was the first Indian celebrity to deliver a speech at TED Talk which took place on 27th April 2017 in Vancouver, Canada. The actor spoke about a lot of topics ranging from how the internet has impacted our lives to comparing humankind to his aging personality. The actor grabbed the attention of his audience by starting his speech by saying “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”.
Some snippets from Shah Rukh’s Speech were:
• “I've been made to understand there are lots of you here who have never seen my work, and I feel really sad for you. That doesn't take away from the fact that I'm completely self-obsessed, as a movie star should be”.
• “Everything I said took a new meaning; everything I did - good, bad, ugly - was there for the world to comment upon and judge. Everything I didn't say or do was also met with the same fate”.
• “Whatever moves you, whatever urges you to create, build, whatever keeps you from failing, whatever helps you survive, is perhaps the oldest and the simplest emotion is known to mankind, and that is love”.
• “It has to be you who creates the world that is its own best lover, that should be the future you”.
Shah Rukh Khan later this year will be seen hosting an Indian Television show “TED Talks India: Nayi Soch”.
The actor took to his Twitter account and posted a picture of himself delivering a speech at TED Talks in Vancouver and thanked everyone for giving him the opportunity, he said “Thank u @TEDTalks @TEDchris @julietrblake for a wonderful time. All who came to lov me in Vancouver…my lov 2 u."
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