SRK-TED

Actor Shah Rukh Khan during the launch of "TED Talks India: Nayi Soch" in Mumbai on Oct. 5. Khan said that the show would spread the love. (IANS photo)

MUMBAI—Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan here on Oct. 5 launched his upcoming TV show "TED Talks India: Nayi Soch," saying that the show will spread love and will provide a platform for people to have a free flow of ideas.

While keeping all the details about the show – regarding its format, premiere date and people who will appear as speakers – under wraps, Shah Rukh Khan said that he considers the Star Plus entertainer as the "biggest achievement" of his life.

"I don't know how it happened, but during my childhood, my parents, teachers and friends taught me something that urged me to stay informed about everything. Just like a curious cat, I want to know everything. I get hurt when somebody says some word to me, and I don't know it's meaning. I have this good habit of getting knowledge about all things," he said on stage.

"I have always been a fan of 'TED Talks' even before it became big on the internet. I would call this show as the biggest achievement of my life. It's something I am doing with pride and not for money. This show will spread love and innovative ideas," added the actor, who previously hosted shows like "India Poochega Saabse Shaana Kaun?," "Kya Aap Paanchvi Pass Se Tez Hain?" and "Kaun Banega Crorepati."

"TED Talks India: Nayi Soch" is a Hindi TV talk show created in partnership with TED, a non-profit organization devoted to "ideas worth spreading." It will feature speakers from various fields sharing ideas in TED's signature format of short, powerful talks. This is the first time TED is collaborating with a major network to produce a TV series featuring original "TED Talks" in Hindi.

Khan, who delivered his first "TED Talks" speech in Vancouver earlier this year, said that he was "extremely nervous" on stage.

"An entertainment channel like Star has all kinds of shows. A few years ago, they started a show called 'Satyamev Jayate.' I think that was a step in the right direction. You take issues that we go through and present them in front of the country so they can understand it and perhaps come up with a solution," he added.

Besides Khan, the launch of "TED Talks India Nayi Soch" also had Chris Anderson, head of TED and Uday Shankar, Chairman and CEO, Star India.

"India has become a key part of my identity. I have a lot of stories to tell related to India. Compared to earlier times, this country has grown its confidence and become a world power. We are delighted to bring this show to India," Anderson said.

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.