Shah Rukh Khan has been roped in to host TED Talks India – Nayi Soch and his fans are extremely happy about it. While not all of them may be aware of the global phenomenon that TED Talks is, they are excited that their superstar will be on the small screen once again. Many inspiring individuals from different backgrounds are invited on the platform to talk about their experiences and inspire viewers. Now the same format will be followed in India and Shah Rukh Khan’s hosting is just the cherry on the cake. Well, we all have been happy about this and there have been reports of the whopping amount the star is making for this stint. He is making Rs 30 crore per week we hear. However, the moolah is not the only reason that must have appealed to the star to say a yes. India.com exclusively brings to you information about how excited Shah Rukh Khan has been about the TED Talks India.

A source close to the star exclusively revealed to India.com about how he was excited when approached for Ted Talks and later, to be the host for the Indian version. Taking us back to SRK’s first Ted Talks, the source revealed, “Shah Rukh has been a fan of Ted Talks. He was excited when got invited to deliver one at Vancouver in April this year. Known, loved and admired for his oratory skills, he was nervous but had a great time on the Ted Talks stage nonetheless.”

The source further revealed, “When they decided to come to India with Ted Talks – Nayi Soch and approached him, he obviously couldn’t say no. He saw it as a great opportunity to show a lesser known side of him to his audience and at the same time, gets the opportunity to meet some of the most inspiring personalities from across India.”

It is a known fact that apart from acting and regaling his fans on screens, SRK loves to interact with his fans. He is one of the few actors who don’t just have a Twitter account but are also active and get into conversations with fans on a regular basis. Hosting Ted Talks will be a step further for the star to get closer to some of his admirers and also talk matters other than his films.

If you haven’t watched the his a-m-a-z-i-n-g speech at Vancouver, watch it right here.