Shah Rukh Khan will be back on television after hit series of ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati’ and ‘Kya Aap Paanchvi Pass Se Tez Hain?’ but this time with more intellectual concept. TED TALKS which is a famous series with the concept of ‘Ideas worth Sharing’ had eminent speakers like Bill Gates, Al Gore, Jane Goodall, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani etc. TED TALKS have decided for the first time to hold their series other than English language. And the famous show in Indian version will be hosted by none other than Bollywood’s King Khan, Shah Rukh Khan. Shah Rukh Khan TED TALKS is partnered with Star India.
It will be for the first for TED TALKS to collaborate with Star Channel for their show. The precise launch date and first speakers are not yet declared but there is a bit information about the first show to have one male and female speakers to whom Shah Rukh Khan will engage before and after the show.
Uday Shankar, chairman & CEO, Star India, said, “At Star, we have always believed in pushing the boundaries with new ideas, creativity and fresh thinking. Nobody reflects this belief more than TED and we are thrilled to collaborate with them in bringing the power of ideas to our audiences with ‘TED Talks India Nayi Soch.’ In an age of high volatility the role of ideas to fuel positive change cannot be overstated. We are delighted to have Shah Rukh Khan share our vision and lend his charisma to this exciting endeavour.”
Shah Rukh Khan said, “Star India’s legacy of using television as an instrument of social change, and TED’s unequivocal drive to showcase simple but unique ideas in an effort to spark debate and conversation are a very powerful combination. I believe ‘TED Talks India-Nayi Soch’ will inspire many minds across India. It is a concept I connected with instantly, as I believe that the media is perhaps the single most powerful vehicle to inspire change. I am looking forward to working with TED and Star India, and truly hope that together, we are able to inspire young minds across India and the world.”