Vancouver, British Columbia: It was earlier stated that Shah Rukh Khan was on his tour to Vancouver, Canada, for his first TED talk. As he has also been signed whilst the host of the Indian form of TED Talks, this time around he was, on the other hand, delivering a talk in the front of a huge selection of his fans in Canada.

Shah Rukh Khan has done it again. At TED 2017, the actor delivered his first TED Talk and tied his motivational and inspirational words with a squeeze of laughter, jokes, and sarcasm. The actor was delivering his first-ever TED Talk in Vancouver, Canada on Thursday. And he left the audience wowed.

Shah Rukh Khan believes humanity can be like him, “an ageing movie star”.

Calling him a ‘renaissance man,’ as host Chris Anderson did, could be extending it a little, but King Khan showed that he is no mug with words or witticisms while he delivered TED’s customary 18-minute talk with panache, laced with self-deprecating humor and innovative musings on TED2017’s theme — the long run You.


“I sell dreams, and I peddle love to millions of people… 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,” TED Blog quoted Shah Rukh as saying.


The actor, 51, said love could be the easiest yet greatest emotion recognised to mankind. “I’ve learned that 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,” Khan said.

The actor said one really gets the solution to utilise one’s faith to break walls or even to scatter fear. “You may use your power to build walls and keep people outside. Or you may use it to break barriers and welcome them in. You may use your faith to make people afraid and terrify them into submission. Or you can use it to give courage to people, so they rise to the greatest heights of enlightenment.”

Shah Rukh will return to Indian television due to the fact of host of TED Talks Hindi version, titled TED Talks India: Nayi Soch.

Concluding his speech, SRK said, “The future you, has to be like an ageing movie star, who has been made to believe that there is a possibility of a world which is complete, wholly, self-obsessively in love with itself.”

Apart from his inspirational words, Shah Rukh gifted the audience a quick Lungi Dance. Here are some glimpses of Chennai Express performance.


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