Shahrukh Khan is thrilled to return as a host for the second season of Ted Talks that will air on Star Plus.
Finally! Happy news for King Shahrukh Khan’s fan. King Khan is all set to come back as the host of the popular show ‘TED Talks’. Surely, he never lets down his fans. The new season is titled ‘TED Talk India: Nayi Baat’. And this time it is featuring 26 speakers from different walks of life. The issues that will be talked about include environmental awareness, health care, sexual abuse and so on.
TED Talks India season 2 will be premiered on SRK’s birthday–November 2. The new season is titled ‘Ted Talks India: Nayi Baat’ and will feature 26 speakers from different walks of life
“TED Talks India: Nayi Baat” is all you need to know
Talking prior to TED Talks Season 2, Shahrukh Khan said in a press statement, “On the show, I witnessed so much passion – people with pathbreaking ideas are disrupting the shackles of the impossible and finding solutions. TED Talks India is a mirror of the new face of India. It is all about being future-ready and future-focused. I am in awe of the diverse spectrum of speakers this season.”
Furthermore he added, “On one hand, we have a 13-year-old scientist creating amazing inventions; on the other is a woman from Bundelkhand empowering thousands of Indian girls. This kind of television content is time-defining. It is the need of the hour.”
Shahrukh Khan also added, “Actually, I spoke to Sanjay (Gupta), Gaurav (Banerjee) and Uday (Shankar; chairman of Star and Disney India, and president of The Walt Disney Company, Asia Pacific) and I said, this is the platform where I want to announce it. This is it. I will come here and tell everyone about. Ted Talk will be my new movie.”
Cris Anderson, TED Talk’s head said that the selection of 26 “change-makers” is about going deeper and finding ideas that matter and that can make a difference in India. “Investment to do the show in more languages is very exciting for us. I don’t think many other mass-market TV producers in the world have had that vision.”
Talking about Shahrukh Khan taking over as the host, Cris Anderson explained, “He helps communicate complex ideas in an easy way. Also, he speaks Hindi and English incredibly well so that enables a massive connect with viewers.”
Hints about his upcoming projects
When asked about the curiosity around his next film, Shahrukh said, “I am taking time. I am thinking. I am working on two-three scripts and as soon as they are ready because I am ready and most of the people working are ready, I will announce it. Till that time, whatever rumours are going around, some of them have given me ideas. There was one film called ‘Tarzan and Jane’, I felt like doing the role of Tarzan,” he quipped. “In a month or two, I will figure out the time and then do it,” he added.
Moreover, other than Star World, TED Talks Season 2 will air on the networks’ flagship Hindi channel StarPlus, Nat Geo and also stream on Hotstar. The show will be aired over weekends in Hindi, English, Tamil, Bangla, and Telugu across Star Plus, Nat Geo, Hotstar and Star World, starting November 2nd.