Shah Rukh Khan: Thoughts on humanity, fame and love
With a fan following that runs into multi-millions, Shah Rukh Khan is at forefront of the Indian film industry and continues to rule at the box office in India. Full bio
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like a 21-year-old in my movies.
to millions of people back home in India
the best lover in the world.
I'm going to tell you I'm not,
who haven't seen my work,
that I'm completely self-obsessed,
Chris and Juliet called me here
to speak about the present me.
that humanity is a lot like me.
the newness around itself,
it got it right in the first place,
in the capital city of India, New Delhi.
just a fighter like mothers are.
seems a bit careless of me now,
who was driving us to the hospital.
about "dead people don't tip so well"
in the back seat of the car,
from the hospital to the house.
my mother looked at me and she said,
and realized, and I said to my mom,
very, very simple then, to be honest.
lost comrade in "Star Trek."
the carburetor in your car.
a sophisticated English word for happy.
of Portugal, as you all know.
of generations before
actually worked for our betterment.
to run naked on the streets.
not human beings.
metropolis of Mumbai,
more embellished survival,
from all over the world,
started to feel less reliable to me,
with more freedom and speed.
of human innovation and cooperation,
of this collective endeavor,
I was really, really flying.
by the French government,
I can't pronounce even until now.
France, for doing that.
I got to meet Angelina Jolie --
that encounter somewhere.
on a round dinner table
from Miley to Jolie,
flying off the handle, actually.
like a canary in a birdcage
people who peered into my world
awaited me and humanity.
an expansion of ideas and dreams
connectivity of the world.
for the village-like enclosure of thought,
was taking place in.
to comment upon and judge.
everything I didn't say or do also
decided to have a third child.
his wild oats with a girl
a fake video to go with it.
a European driving license."
and virtual became real,
or say what I actually thought,
were going through our midlife crisis,
was becoming an overexposed prima donna.
to get into a skintight superhero suit
on behalf of all the Batmen, Spider-Men
that superhero suit.
I need to tell you this here.
to even invent a new dance form
and it became a rage.
so I'm quite shameless, I'll show you.
I'm talented otherwise.
Lungi dance. Lungi dance.
Lungi dance. Lungi dance.
Lungi dance. Lungi.
any sense of what was happening except me,
and whole humanity,
my identity on the social media
philosophical tweets out there
from those tweets
which I didn't understand. You know?
to one of my more thought-provoking tweets
why would you name a sneaker,
the name of a sneaker to me?
and she enlightened me.
"All day I dream about sex."
"WTF" in bold to Mr. Adidas,
and things won't change at all.
for humanity to exist,
is innovative and resourceful,
is annoyingly indefinable.
just before I came here,
a good, hard look at my face.
to look more and more
at Madame Tussaud's.
and pertinent question to humanity and me:
but very simple spirituality.
of a broke freedom fighter
into the business of selling dreams,
the country has ever seen ...
been described as ugly, unconventional,
a religion, a country
emotion known to mankind,
into that whatever --
please clap, yeah.
into actually saying
that you might read
and impart your knowledge
through creativity, through technology,
the wiser about its future
and compassion for their fellow beings.
which form the word "प्रेम,"
to enlighten mankind.
and welcome them in.
to give courage to people
heights of enlightenment.
and spread the darkness of destruction,
the joy of light to millions.
and cut down all the forests.
from the waters and trees.
to learn from and respect.
all the moneys we all have earned
of little children
is akin to godliness.
already has tampered too much with.
the talks here, the wonderful people
the innovation, the technology,
we are gaining by being here
and all of you
for us to celebrate the future "us."
our capacity for love and compassion
has to assert itself,
in India, like a circle.
to complete itself.
time and space differently
in the larger context of the universe.
of an untampered mind.
that there is a possibility
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ABOUT THE SPEAKERShah Rukh Khan - Actor, producer, activist
With a fan following that runs into multi-millions, Shah Rukh Khan is at forefront of the Indian film industry and continues to rule at the box office in India.
Why you should listen
One of the world's biggest movie stars, Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan is also an entrepreneur and inspired philanthropist. He heads the film production company Red Chillies Entertainments, whose Chennai Express was the highest-grossing film of 2013, and his recent film Raees also topped the box office in India. He's also the proud co-owner of two cricket franchises, the Kolkata Knight Riders and the Trinbago Knight Riders.
In the fall, he will host TED's brand-new TV series in Hindi for Star Plus, titled TED Talks India: Nayi Soch, which translates to "new thinking."
As a philanthropist and spokesperson, Khan stands up for causes ranging from the environment and water-supply issues to rural solar power. Khan's nonprofit Meer Foundation, named for his father, focuses on supporting victims of acid attacks through a 360-degree approach that helps with medical treatment, legal aid, rehabilitation and livelihood support.
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