Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan, known for his articulate speeches, became the first actor to speak at TED Talks in Canada.
With a fan base in the hundreds of millions (around the world), Shah Rukh Khan was the most famous speaker appearing at Vancouver TED Talks (Technology, Entertainment and Design talks) this year.
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There was immense excitement amongst the audiences to hear SRK, one of the renowned names of Bollywood, and known for his witty responses and visionary ideas.
Top Shahrukh quotes at the TED talk.
- On humanity – “Humanity is a lot like me. It’s an aging movie star, grappling with all the newness, wondering whether she got it right.”
- On Internet – “We had expected an expansion of ideas and dreams; we had not bargained for the enclosure of judgement.”
- On using one’s energy – “You can use your energy to spread the darkness of destruction or you can use it to spread the joy of light to millions.”
TED talks is a prestigious platform where remarkable people namely former U.S. President Bill Clinton, Microsoft founder Bill Gates, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, astronaut Mae Jemison, Google founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page to name a few, have presented before the audience.
Besides SRK, this edition of TED Talks also featured Serena Williams and Elon Musk.