Shah Rukh Khan

Superstar Shah Rukh Khan started out with the small screen before moving to Bollywood. After scaling immeasurable heights in the Indian film industry, the actor was seen hosting TV shows like ‘Kya Aap Paanchvi Pass Se Tez Hain?’, ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati’, ‘Zor Ka Jhatka: Total Wipeout’.

Now, the actor is all set to don the anchor’s hat for the small screen with a televised version of ‘TEDTalks’. Speaking about the same with a leading web portal, SRK said, “It’s a televised version of TEDTalks. I have been made to understand that it’s something that has not been done before and they want to try out this concept.” (Also Read: WATCH: Shah Rukh Khan seeks blessings at Golden Temple with son AbRam)

He further adds, “People will share stories about changes in society, in life — whether it’s about the climate, dangerous diseases or to help empower women — and all of this will be integrated. There are some beautiful stories — both Indian and international — which the team is planning to get on one platform and do a nice mix of Hindi and English speakers. I feel it will be a niche show. We shot one episode and we are still doing a lot of focus screening because it’s something that should be done with love. All the people from TED are keen that I do it. So let’s see if we are able to pull it off. We will decide again after we check out one episode. It should play out well on television. It should not take away from the integrity of the series. And it should not take away from entertaining a little more on TV because it can be a serious platform.”


Shah Rukh also said that he loves the show. “Oh, I love TEDTalks. I love anything that has to do with knowledge. I would like to be a speaker for them sometime, if I have something interesting to speak about, that is. I love the whole format, listening to it and learning from it. I am very glad that the channel and the TED team feels I’m good enough to do (host) it”, says SRK.

For those unknown, TED is an acronym for Technology, Entertainment and Design and it covers a series of videos that shows people from vivid spheres of life addressing current issues.