Shahrukh Khan to host TED Talks in Hindi
Shah Rukh Khan will be back on the small screen to host talk series Ted Talks in Hindi titled ‘TED Talks India: Nayi Soch’. TED (Technology, Entertainment, and Design), a non-profit organisation has collaborated with Star India to launch the show.
The show, which will air on Star Plus, will feature inspirational speakers sharing big ideas in TED’s signature format of short, powerful talks. It is for the first time that the global show will be aired in a language other than English.
Shah Rukh, who has earlier hosted shows like ‘Kya Aap Paanchvi Pass Se Tez Hain?’ and one season of ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati’, feels the initiative will inspire many minds across the nation.
"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," the superstar said in a statement.
"At Star, we have always believed in pushing the boundaries with new ideas, creativity and fresh thinking. 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," Uday Shankar, Chairman & CEO, Star India, said.
TED curator Chris Anderson said it was exciting to bring the format to India, saying “The country is teeming with imagination and innovation, and we believe this series will tap into that spirit and bring insight and inspiration to many new minds.”
The show will launch later this year. However, details such as a specific date and a line-up of speakers have not been revealed yet.