Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan is all set to start the Indian version of TED Talks and we can’t seem to wait any longer to catch a glimpse of the show. For the uninitiated, TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design which, is a media organization that conducts talks online that are freely distributed, under the slogan “ideas worth spreading”. However, before the show begins in India, how many of you know anything about it? We bring to you reasons why you should not give this show a miss.
# Firstly, the show will be hosted by none other than your favourite superstar, SRK like we’ve already told you before and it will be called as ‘Nayi Soch‘. After ‘Kya Aap Paanchvi Pass Se Tez Hain?’ and a brief stint of hosting Kaun Banega Crorepati, SRK will be back on the small screen with this show and it has piqued the interests of everyone towards the show. (ALSO READ: Why Shah Rukh Khan Couldn’t Say ‘No’ To Host Ted Talks – Nayi Soch – Exclusive)
# Secondly, some reports indicate that American celebrity TV host, the iconic Oprah Winfrey, has been approached to make an appearance on the show. She will apparently grace the hotseat. A source told The Times Of India that SRK met Oprah 5 years ago when she had visited the country and the two hit it off so well that he decided to call her to be on the show. Now wouldn’t that be a wonderful experience to have the legendary Oprah speak to the Indian audiences.
#Thirdly, the show is expected to have an interesting line up of guests. Right from Javed Akhtar, Mithila Raj to Karan Johar have reportedly already shot for the show.Although TED was originally started, mainly focusing on just technology and entertainment, it gradually broadened and expanded its scope to include scientific, cultural, and academic issues to speak on. Today it’s a repository of knowledge with some of the most influential people from each domain speaking on their area of expertise. It would be interesting to see an interesting line up of experts from various fields coming on the same platform to share their knowledge. Now doesn’t that sound exciting? (ALSO READ: Not Karan Johar But THIS Person Will Be The First Guest On Shah Rukh Khan’s Ted Talks India)
#Fourth, we have already seen SRK deliver a TED Talk earlier this year on the theme–The Future You and boy we have to give it to the man for being one helluva of an engaging orator. The host Chris Anderson referred to him as the Renaissance Man. That surely did set the tone for what was to come and if we were blown away with that, then to say that the Nayi Soch series will set the bar higher would not be an understatement.
#Last but certainly not the least, rumour has it that among the enviable list of experts on the show would be Google CEO, Sundar Pichai. SRK is expected to converse with him on the show. He will apparently be connected from California via Beam, a telepresence robot. Now if these reasons are not enough for you to watch out for the show, we don’t know what is. What do you have to say? Excited much? Let us know in the comments’ section below. Meanwhile, stay tuned to this space as we bring to you more news about the show.