Bollywood Superstar Shah Rukh Khan Spreads The Message Of Love At  Vancouver TED Talks

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Love Is The Way To The Future, Says King Khan!

Shah Rukh Khan-Ted-Talks-Van2"If there has been a momentous time for humanity to exist, it is now," Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan told the crowd assembled for his highly anticipated talk at TED 2017 in Vancouver. "I truly believe that humanity is a lot like me. [Humanity] is an aging movie star." "I'm just an actor," he said. "I'm nobody more important than that." But it's no coincidence Khan is speaking at the main TED 2017 event in Vancouver. Khan is set to host a new TV program, "TED Talks India: Nayi soch," that will bring the TED format to Indian airwaves for the first time.

Shah Rukh Khan-Ted-Talks-VanVANCOUVER – Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan was spreading the message of love at his much hyped Vancouver appearance as part of 2017 TED Talks.

 A"I truly believe that humanity is a lot like me," Khan told the crowd assembled for his highly anticipated talk in Vancouver.

"[Humanity] is an aging movie star."

In his talk, Khan drew parallels between his own meteoric rise to Bollywood fame and the explosive growth of technology and human innovation within his lifetime — as well as the existential crisis both have created, reported CBC News.

In this new hyper-connected world, Khan said, it can be hard to know what is real, and how to be honest about oneself.

"Humanity, like me, was becoming an overexposed prima donna," Khan said with charming self-deprecation — a tone that permeated much of his talk.

Brand-D-Media-Box-ADKhan addressed the TED 2017 theme of "the future you" head on, saying the most important thing humanity can do for its future is to use its capacity for love to the fullest.

"I truly believe the future you have to be a you that loves," Khan said. "Otherwise, it will cease to flourish. It will perish in its own self-absorbtion."

Khan told CBC News he was nervous to be giving the talk in the presence of such luminaries as Elon Musk and Serena Williams, feeling somewhat out of place.

"I'm just an actor," he said. "I'm nobody more important than that."

But it's no coincidence Khan is speaking at the main TED 2017 event in Vancouver. Khan is set to host a new TV program, "TED Talks India: Nayi soch," that will bring the TED format to Indian airwaves for the first time.

"Nayi soch," Khan says, translates roughly as "new way to think." He hopes the series will encourage Indians across the country to share their innovative ideas.

"There's so many people in the interior of India, in smaller towns and villages who are … innovating, experimenting and inventing stuff that doesn't come to the fore," Khan said.

Shah Rukh Khan-Ted-Talks-Van3"[But] when you watch a great soccer player, you want to be a soccer player," Khan continued. "You watch some singer and you say, I wish I could sing like this person. So I think when you hear of all the things that are presented and brought forth in a TED program, I think there will be more thinkers, more innovators, and I think our country needs it."

Khan's visit to Vancouver  lit up social media here. With a fan base in the hundreds of millions including over 24 million Twitter followers Shah Rukh Khan is the most famous speaker appearing at Vancouver TED Talks this year.

The 51-year-old king of Bollywood will spoke Thursday night but social media was already alight with 'SRK' Vancouver sightings.

Last year Forbes Magazine ranked Khan as the 8th highest paid actor on the planet with earnings of $33 million U.S.

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