TED Talks, the super-inspiring and super-influential talk series, is all set to come to India and in Hindi. And what's more, the Indian TED talks, will be hosted by Bollywood superstar ShahRukh Khan.
Star India will air the Indian version - TED Talks India: Nayi Soch. To be created in partnership with non-profit TED, the deal marks the first time TED is collaborating with a major network and star to produce a TV series featuring original TED Talks in a language other than English.
Shah Rukh Khan, who will host the show, will introduce each speaker and engage them in conversation like the TED CEO Chris Anderson does at the TED Galas.
Speaking to the website The Hollywood Reporter, Shah Rukh Khan said, “TED’s unequivocal drive to showcase simple but unique ideas in an effort to spark debate and conversation are a very powerful combination. I believe TED Talks India: Nayi Soch will inspire many minds across India. It is a concept I connected with instantly, as I believe that the media is perhaps the single most powerful vehicle to inspire change.”