MUMBAI: Hosted by Shah Rukh Khan, Hindi GEC Star Plus is all set to air ‘TED Talks India: Nayi Soch’ by the end of October.
In February, Star India had announced that it would be producing the Indian version of the popular TED Talk show. The launch date and lineup of speakers, however, was not disclosed.
The shoot for the show has already begun. Star Plus recently created a virtual interactive session between SRK in Mumbai and Google CEO Sundar Pichai who teleported from California (Palo Alto) through Beam, a telepresence robot, to shoot for the show.
Karan Johar, Ekta Kapoor and Javed Akhtar have reportedly shot their episodes for TED Talks India.
In the series, Khan will introduce the speakers and engage with them before and after the talks. The 14 episode series will feature speakers sharing big ideas in TED’s signature format of short, powerful talks.
‘TED Talks India: Nayi Soch’ is a global first Hindi TV talk show created in partnership with nonprofit TED. This is the first time TED is collaborating with a major network to produce a TV series featuring original TED Talks in a language other than English.
The acronym TED, which primarily stands for Technology, Entertainment and Design, addresses a wide range of topics within the research and practice of science and culture, often through storytelling. It is a collection of 18-minute videos in which people from different backgrounds address current issues.
In April 2017, Shah Rukh Khan also went to Canada as a speaker to deliver an inspiring speech at TED Talk, Vancouver. He was the first Indian actor to be invited to deliver a speech at Ted Talk.