Back to his roots, Shah Rukh Khan is all set to return to Television this summer with a TV series, Ted Talks India – Nayi Soch. No, he has not been invited as a guest speaker, but has been signed as the host of the show. For the first time ever, TED collaborates with a major network, Star India, to bring this global Talk series on Indian television in Hindi. The show will air on Star Plus and feature speakers sharing big ideas in TED’s signature format of short, powerful presentations of 18 minutes or less. And none other than Shah Rukh Khan will introduce the speakers on stage and engage them before and after the talks.
TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design) Talks are one of the most popular video series across the World that feature inspirational speakers from different fields and deliver messages and give insight on how to improve your life. The talks, that aim to showcase simple but unique ideas in an effort to spark debate and conversation, are very powerful tools. Some of the famous TED speakers include Bill Gates, Al Gore, Jane Goodall, Sir Richard Branson and Nandan Nilekani. Two Indian-origin speakers Sugata Mitra(2013) and Raj Punjabi (2017), have even won the annual TED Prize of $ 1 million for ground-breaking ideas in their presentations!
To be aired on Star Plus, TED Talks will be titled as TED Talks India – Nayi Soch. Tagline, Nayi Soch is added to give it an Indian touch. The launch date of the show is still not disclosed, but the first episode of the show will include a female and a male speaker along with a musical performance. Star India has always been appreciated and lauded for its societal awakening content. It’s Satyamev Jayate, featuring Aamir Khan, highlighted many social issues and proved to be an instrument of change in society. Now, through an Indian version of TED talks, Star India hopes to inspire many minds across India.
With Shah Rukh as the host of TED Talks India, it’s going to be a big show. His quick wit in interviews and press conferences, profound tweets and well-documented speeches in multiple esteemed universities are known to everybody now. And when it comes to hosting a show on TV or an Award ceremony, Shah Rukh Khan is the king!