Shah Rukh Khan took to Twitter to share his TED talk with his fans. He had participated in the prestigious event in Vancouver last month.
It was a sprawling talk. And while he wasn’t as tightly focused as some other speakers, Khan turned out to be the funniest person on stage at TED 2017 thus far.
In the 17-minute talk, SRK reflected on his youth, growing up in New Delhi, losing both his parents by the time he was in his twenties, and then, moving to the “sprawling metropolis of Mumbai”, to follow his dreams of becoming a movie star.
Shah Rukh then spoke about the impact the Internet has made on his life, specifically his decision in his late 40s to begin using Twitter. “Everything I said took a new meaning. Everything I did, good, bad, ugly, was there for the world to comment upon and judge.”
He went to talk about the time when his then 15-year-old son Aryan’s fake private video was leaked online and how his family dealt with it, the dozens of products he endorses, and the ‘failure’ of his superhero film Ra.One. He followed it up with a quick ‘lungi dance’.
I sell dreams, and I peddle love to millions of people.
— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) May 11, 2017