SRK opens ups about his first TED talk…
Shah Rukh Khan’s maiden TED Talk video has been much appreciated owing to the wit and charm of the actor. SRK effortlessly put across his thoughts and managed to keep us all entertained at the same time. The actor chose to speak about love and humanity and not about Indian movies or cinema.
When MidDay asked the actor about his reason to do so, Shah Rukh said, “People who come on TED Talks are amazing — achievers, thinkers and innovators. Being an actor known for romance, I felt it was important for me to speak about love instead of just Indian films or Bollywood. It would have been easy talking about how an actor thinks, or the pressures of it. I wanted it to be more universal in appeal, instead of what I do as an actor.”
Tell him about the overwhelming response to his talk and he says he’s “extremely glad” about it. HE was further quoted by the tabloid as saying, “I was actually trying to put across something that I believe our country instils in us. The speech was a summation of my life in my country and all that I have learnt so far. I have been lucky to get so much love. I had to bring to the fore the personality of the Indian brethren, which is nothing short of overwhelming. Logon ka dil jo hai hamaare desh mein pyaar se bhara hua hai. So, if one is able to translate it for the rest of the world, it will be phenomenal. We have amazing things happening around in terms of human achievements in all fields. If love and these developments go hand in hand, we can create a happy place to live.With the first speech, all I wanted was to give people this message.”
SOURCE: DNA INDIA