Shah Rukh Khan is currently the buzzing topic of the B-town, all thanks to his latest released “Raees” which became the first film to enter the Rs 100 crore club in 2017.
Now there is some more good news for the fans of King Khan as he is making a comeback on the television and this time, It’s not for another game show or a reality show, but to host a televised version of a popular inspirational video series that people have loved here and abroad.
Says SRK, “It’s a televised version of TEDTalks. I have been made to understand that it’s something that has not been done before and they want to try out this concept.”
TED stands for Technology, Entertainment and Design and basically, these are the three main aspects which are covered in the show. TEDTalks is all about the series of videos which are sent by people from all across the world, about various issues which they deal in their lives.
Elaborating on what the show does and the kind of audience it targets, SRK says, “People will share stories about changes in society, in life — whether it’s about the climate, dangerous diseases or to help empower women — and all of this will be integrated. There are some beautiful stories — both Indian and international — which the team is planning to get on one platform and do a nice mix of Hindi and English speakers. I feel it will be a niche show.”
He reveals that he’s already shot for an episode of the new show and the team is working out a model for the same.
“We shot one episode and we are still doing a lot of focus screening because it’s something that should be done with love. All the people from TED are keen that I do it. So let’s see if we are able to pull it off. We will decide again after we check out one episode. It should play out well on television. It should not take away from the integrity of the series. And it should not take away from entertaining a little more on TV because it can be a serious platform” he added.
In response to the question whether he can be counted as a fan of TEDTalks, he says,
“Oh, I love TEDTalks. I love anything that has to do with knowledge. I would like to be a speaker for them sometime, if I have something interesting to speak about, that is. I love the whole format, listening to it and learning from it. I am very glad that the channel and the TED team feels I’m good enough to do (host) it.”