In the trademark Shah Rukh Khan style, the 52-year-old Bollywood actor took centre stage on the second day of ongoing ET Global Business Summit 2018
As expected from the King Khan, the speech on ‘Future of Cinema – The Digital Way’ was loaded with humour and wit.
His humourous opening remarks covered everything – from his father leaving no inheritance behind to the ever-going debate on his sexuality to dropping his ‘superstar’ tag for a ‘legend’.
The ‘Raees’ actor talked about the importance of storytelling, big data, and digitisation in the modern world.
The actor, who is synonymous to sharp wit and incandescent humour engaged his audience and said “taqat, saari daulat, saari film industry par hukumat – bas itna sa khwab hai”.
Khan went as far as to say that humans, or homosapiens, have been able to dominate over every other species is because we tend to gossip.
He said, “We realise the importance of spreading the ideas, organising themselves around those ideas and we have been doing it for years now and we do it through storytelling”.
He termed the communication as an “evolutionary revolution”.
On the previous eve, Khan attended a session by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The evening saw Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi, McKinsey head Dominic Barton, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings, Rahul Bajaj, ArcelorMittal boss LN Mittal, and Donald Trump Jr among other notable guests.
(From reports on ANI)