Shah Rukh Khan Delivered His First TED Talk, And Everyone In The Audience Is Charmed By His Wit

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On Thursday evening, Shah Rukh Khan delivered his first TED Talk in Vancouver, Canada. And he left the audience charmed and impressed by his speech.

At TED 2017, Shah Rukh Khan delivered his first TED Talk, binding his motivational and inspirational speech with a pinch of humor and sarcasm.

“I sell dreams and I peddle love to millions of people back home in India who assume that I am the best lover in the world,” Khan said as he opened his talk.

Presenting himself as a person who sells dreams, Shah Rukh in his trademark style talked like a self-obsessed actor without feeling guilty about it. “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,” said Shah Rukh and left the audience in splits with his wit. Adding to it he said, “That doesn’t take away from the fact that I’m completely self-obsessed, as a movie star should be.”

In a TED video likely to go viral later this year, 51-year-old Khan also talked about growing up in a time when the word ‘apple’ brought to mind fruit, not a world changing company co-founded by the late Steve Jobs.

He spoke of his career rocketing and the arrival of an internet age where social media was so rampant that he felt “humanity, like me, was becoming an over-exposed prima donna.”

“Humanity is a lot like me, it’s an aging movie star, grappling with all the newness around it, wondering whether it got it right in the first place and still trying to find a way to keep on shining regardless,”. Referring to the night when he lost his father at the age of 14, Shah Rukh said, “From that night onwards, much akin to humanity in its adolescence, I learned the crude tools of survival.”

“It has to be you who creates the world that is its own best lover, that should be the future you,” he said in closing, referring to the conference theme.

Shah Rukh took to Twitter to express his feelings of speaking at the platform for the first time and thanked the organizers on his Twitter handle.

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