"I truly believe humanity is a lot like me. It is an aging movie star," the superstar said.

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Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan was his charming and witty self in the Ted Talk he gave at Vancouver in Canada two weeks ago.

"I've also been made to understand that there are lots of you here who haven't seen my work and I feel really sad for you," the 51 -year-old quipped at the start of his speech.

Khan, who has been enthralling audiences for two decades now, spoke about his journey from Delhi's Refugee Colony to the city of dreams, Mumbai, and making it big there.

"...I truly believe that humanity is a lot like me. It is. It is. It's an aging movie star, grappling with all the newness around itself, wondering whether it got it right in the first place, and still trying to find a way to keep on shining regardless," he said,

Khan, who has often said how much he misses his parents, shared an extremely poignant personal experience.

The night his father died, Khan, a 14-year-old then, was driving back his father's body from the hospital to their house. His mother too was in the car.

"And in the middle of her quiet crying, my mother looked at me and she said, 'Son, when did you learn to drive?' And I thought about it and realized, and I said to my mom, 'Just now, Mom.' So from that night onwards, much akin to humanity in its adolescence, I learned the crude tools of survival," he said.

The actor talked about his early days of stardom and how things drastically changed after the internet happened.

He addressed rumours surrounding his son Aryan, his first child, and Abram, his third.

"Four years ago, my lovely wife Gauri and me decided to have a third child. It was claimed on the net that he was the love child of our first child, who was 15-years-old. Apparently, he had sown his wild oats with a girl while driving her car in Romania. And yeah there was a fake video to go with it. And we were so disturbed as a family. My son, who is 19 now, even now when you say 'hello' to him, he just turns around and says, 'But bro, I didn't even have a European driving license,'" he narrated.

Khan concluded his speech by stressing on the need for us to love.

"I truly believe that the future you has to be you that loves, otherwise (humanity) will cease to flourish. It will perish in its self-absorption," he said.  

 

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