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Shah Rukh makes India proud, as he's first Indian actor to give speech at TED talks

Published : Apr 28, 2017, 8:49 am IST
Updated : Apr 28, 2017, 10:10 am IST

There is immense excitement and anticipation amongst the audience to witness Bollywood's heartthrob speak.

Shah Rukh Khan
 Shah Rukh Khan

Mumbai: Adding yet another first to his huge repertoire of firsts, Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan will be addressing the audience in a conference at TED Talks (Technology, Entertainment and Design talks) in Canada.

The actor will become the first Bollywood actor to grace the stage delivering TED talks to a large audience base.

The 50-year old, who is known for his articulate speech, will be attending 'Ted 2017 - The Future You' conference; an annual gathering of Ted Talks held in Canada on the evening of 27th April.

Shah Rukh, who earlier delivered motivational and inspirational speeches, as he received the honorary doctorate from the University of Edinburg, and Hyderabad's Maulana Azad National Urdu University, will continue to charm the audience as he will be interacting with the audience for nearly 18 minutes about Technology, Entertainment, and Design (TED).

TED talks is a prestigious platform which has been earlier graced by the likes of remarkable people namely former U.S. President Bill Clinton, Microsoft founder Bill Gates, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, astronaut Mae Jemison, Google founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page to name a few.

Known for his witty responses and visionary ideas, there is immense excitement and anticipation amongst the audiences to witness one of the renowned names of Bollywood.

Not just SRK, but this edition will also see Serena Williams and Elon Musk taking the stage as motivational speakers this year.

On the professional front, Shah Rukh will make a comeback on Indian television with the show TED Talks India: Nayi Soch; and is already shooting for his upcoming film, tentatively titled as 'The Ring' opposite Anushka Sharma.

He is also working with filmmaker Aanand L Rai, where the star is portraying a dwarf's character, wherein, Alia Bhatt is rumoured to be paired opposite Shah Rukh in this film.

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