Bollywood king Shah Rukh Khan who is known for his wit and characteristic humour, delivered one of the best and most inspirational TED talks of all time recently and now, finally, the video of his speech is out. In the talk, Shah Rukh shared his thoughts on love, fame, humanity and also opened up about his son AbRam. In his 17-minute-long video Shah Rukh said, “Four years ago, my lovely wife Gauri and me decided to have a third child. It was claimed on the net that he was the love child of our first child, who was 15-years-old. Apparently, he had sown his wild oats with a girl while driving her car in Romania. And yeah, there was a fake video to go with it. And we were so disturbed as a family. My son, who is 19 now, even now when you say ‘hello’ to him, he just turns around and says, ‘But bro, I didn’t even have a European driving license’.”
SRK added, “Reality became virtual and virtual became real. I started to feel that I couldn’t be who I wanted to be or say what I actually thought. And humanity at this time completely identified with me. Both of us were going through mid-life crisis. Humanity, like me, was becoming an over-exposed prima donna.”
Watch the full speech here:
Shifting tack, Shah Rukh, while not mentioning Donald Trump’s name directly underlined the need for bringing down walls, reported news agency PTI. “You may use your power to build walls and keep people outside, or you may use it to break barriers and welcome them in.” he said.
“I’ve learned from the people of my country that the dignity of a life, a human being, a culture, a religion, a country actually resides in its ability for grace and compassion. I’ve learned that whatever moves you, whatever urges you to create, to build, whatever keeps you from failing, whatever helps you survive, is perhaps the oldest and the simplest emotion known to mankind, and that is love,” he was quoted saying by the agency.
“So, I truly believe the future ‘you’ has to be a you that loves,” the 51-year-old actor added. “You may filthy up the oceans callously and cut down all the forests. You can destroy the ecology, or turn to them with love and regenerate life from the waters and trees,” SRK said.