Shah Rukh Khan
Shaheen Parkar (MID-DAY; August 9, 2017)

AR RahmanWith Jab Harry Met Sejal behind him, Shah Rukh Khan is now focussing on his latest endeavour — TED Talks India: Nayi Soch. Aping the format of its international counterpart, the show will have SRK play host to speakers, who will present their innovative ideas and success stories in speeches of 18 minutes or less.

While Karan Johar and Ekta Kapoor had already been roped in to deliver talks on the show, the latest stars joining the line-up of speakers are music maestro A R Rahman and Indian women's cricket team captain Mithali Raj.

Mithali RajDr Mihir Shah [founder and CEO, UE LifeSciences], who has developed a device for early detection of breast cancer, and Anju Maudgal Kadam of 100SareePact that aims to encourage people to embrace the six yards, will also share their insights on the seven-episode show.

Shah Rukh Khan is expected to start shooting from August 20. The actor has allotted a 10-day window this month for the shoot, following which he will dive back into the shoot of his yet-untitled film with Aanand L Rai.

A source reveals, "The show will air on Sundays post Diwali in October. Each episode will have four to five speakers sharing their stories. It is likely to be shot at Yash Raj studios." To take King Khan's show a notch higher, sources say that former US President Barack Obama, who is slated to travel to India for a conclave, has also been approached to make an appearance. However, there has been no confirmation on that front.