Shah Rukh Khan is good with words, and when it comes to giving powerful speeches, I guess, no one in the entire Indian film industry comes even close to him.
Shahrukh delivered another powerful speech at the Crystal Award organised by the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos.
SRK was honoured for his ‘leadership in championing children’s and women’s rights in India’.
— Karuna Badwal (@KarunaBadwal) January 22, 2018
After receiving the award, SRK lauded Blanchett and John for winning a billion hearts. “I am genuinely and deeply grateful for this honour and it is indeed a privilege to be in the company of two phenomenal and extraordinary human beings and talent — Cate Blanchette and Sir Elton John. “She is of course the lady who commands the wind and you sir command the song of a billion hearts, including mine,” Shah Rukh said in his speech.
As usual, Shah Rukh Khan did start his speech on a lighter note but soon it started getting profound, and at the end of it the audience gave him a thundering applause.
Here are the top things he said in his speech:
- Power needs a complete reversal more than anything else in today’s world.
- To disfigure a woman by throwing acid on her face is, to me, one the basest, crudest acts of subjugation imaginable. At the source of it lies the view that a woman does not have the right to assert her choice. And yet, each of the women I met, I found within them, the courage to move on with their lives and to reject the idea of victimhood. What was done to them only made them braver and stronger and more able to free themselves to make the choices that everyone around them said they could not make or should not make.
- I would like to thank my sister (Shehnaz Lalarukh Khan), my wife (Gauri Khan) and my little daughter (Suhana Khan) for bringing me up well and teaching me the value of requesting, sometimes imploring, and may I add, sometimes even begging a yes from a woman instead of forcing it upon her.
You can watch SRK’s speech here:
— NDTV (@ndtv) January 22, 2018
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Pic: Legendary musician Elton John, Shah Rukh Khan and Hollywood star Cate Blanchett. Pic/PTI .