Shah Rukh Khan On Return To TV: I Am Not Competing With Salman Khan Or Akshay Kumar

Salman Khan had announced that Bigg Boss 11 will be tough competition for his fellow superstars’ small screen projects but during the launch of his TV show, TED Talks India Nayi Soch, Shah Rukh Khan had a different response

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Shah Rukh Khan On Return To TV: I Am Not Competing With Salman Khan Or Akshay Kumar

Shah Rukh Khan launched TED Talks India Nayi Soch, the Indian version of TED Talks, which will air on Star Plus, moments ago.

TED Talks India Nayi Soch, hosted by Shah Rukh Khan is a bold new experiment on Indian television. The series brings back the superstar to the small screen after shows like Kaun Banega Crorepati and Kya Aap Paanchvi Pass Se Tez Hain?

When quizzed about the competition from the other superstars- Salman Khan is hosting Bigg Boss 11 and Akshay Kumar will be seen as ‘super judge’ on The Great Indian Laughter Challenge- this is what Shah Rukh said: “To be really honest, what Salman and Akshay are doing, they are in a league of their own. I am not even competing with them right now. They are doing well. It’s sweet of Salman to say what he said. Having said that, this show is so different that we are not competing on the same platform,” said Shah Rukh. 

Salman reportedly charges Rs 11 crore per episode of Bigg Boss 11 and Shah Rukh made it clear that he did not take up TED Talks India Nayi Soch for money.

“I have not charged for TED Talks like the other actors are charging for other shows. This one is from the heart,” said Shah Rukh.

When asked if he will ever host a reality TV show like Bigg Boss, the superstar replied: “All programmes that all the movies stars are hosting have something interesting to say. I have done a lot of them myself. But I have not been approached by a show of that nature (Bigg Boss) yet. If I am free, if the money is good, why not?”

Shah Rukh Khan addressed a TED conference in Canada in April this year, becoming the first Bollywood actor to speak on the coveted platform. His witty one-liners and honest anecdotes had won over the audience.

TED -- an acronym for Technology, Entertainment and Design -- is a prestigious platform which has earlier been graced by the likes of former U.S. President Bill Clinton, Microsoft founder Bill Gates, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, astronaut Mae Jemison, Google founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page to name a few.

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