Shah Rukh Khan at Yale University (Photos +videos)

Shah Rukh  Khan at Yale University (Photos +videos) 0
Shah Rukh  Khan at Yale University (Photos +videos) 0

Shahrukh Khan enthralled the students of Yale University as he came to the Ivy League institution as a Chubb Fellow, one of its top honours.

Here are some photos and videos from the same. I have added the whole videos of this speech which lasted 30 minutes.

Shahrukh Khan even danced to Chammak Challo.

Here's the full transcript of Mr Khan's speech.
Good evening everyone, I'd like to thank you all for giving me the opportunity to be here. I also want to thank Isha for following up with the most disorganised and incommunicative person in the world in order to fix today's meeting with all of you. Thanks I really am honoured and extremely happy to be here.

I have memories of being in Yale five years ago. It was December and so damn cold that while professing love to my leading lady and singing a Bollywood ditty, which went something like this - Kabhie Alvida Na Kehna - my mouth froze itself to death. I say death because as I inched closer to kiss her, mouthing the words Kabhi Alvida Na... my mouth and jaw just got locked.

So I am hoping my second outing to your wonderful university turns out differently because it would be highly embarrassing if I said "good evening Yaleites" or "Yalers" or whatever you guys are called, and got stuck at...yaaaaa....that wouldn't make for much of a speech.

I was told not to dwell too much on my movies when I speak to you, I am to give you an inspirational talk- tell you stuff you can think about when you leave this room.

That worries me, it gives me performance anxiety. Here you are, 1500 of you, hoping to hear words of wisdom from this sexy, desirable man, who couldn't kiss a girl, last time he was in Yale because it was too cold. But I'm not that guy, I mean, I'm sexy and desirable for sure but I'm not about to leave you anymore inspired than when you walked in here.

I read this lame joke on Google the other day (yes I pick everything up from Google, even the script of my next movie and I'm not ashamed of it - you can pick me up on Google too if you like!).

Anyway, the joke went like this - a dying man, gasping for breath, desperately gestured to the priest by his side for a piece of paper. With great effort, he then wrote a few words on it, handed it to the priest and passed away. The priest kept the paper in his pocket and forgot all about it until the final service. Here he suddenly recalled the dead man's last scribble. Unfolding the paper, he told the funereal congregation that he was about to read great words of inspiration to them. The piece of paper had these words on it - "You are standing on my oxygen tube...fool."

So I am not going to be the priest tonight. Instead, I will tell you simple experiences of my life's journey with simpler words, which may not leave you inspired, but will help you survive this life. And if you can do that - happiness, creativity and success will follow on its own - or maybe not but you will have to live this life nevertheless. Only I hope my words will give you enough insight so that you can tell the world, "hey guys you are standing on my oxygen tube...move over and let me breathe."

Journeys can be defined by age and time or even by destinations, as most often they are. But I feel it is hard for me to tell the story of my life in those terms because the concept of time has always eluded me. The day my father died seemed longer than my entire childhood.

The day I felt my first success seemed fleeting, hour-long, not long enough perhaps. I wondered where it went. Even the cycle of time confounds me. I work the dark until sunrise on most days and fall asleep as the world awakens to light. My friends call me an owl, I like to think of myself as a bat...Batman...the prince of darkness.

Age is not my forte either, I still cannot fix my own - am I 45 or 15? If I could, would I be romancing girls one third my age, who normally would call me "uncle".

I had so much fun collecting the action figures of my last film (called RA.One) that none of the critical reviews tanking it mattered to me.

As for my destination, I don't think I ever knew one. I walk, I run, in the direction of my dreams. Things change along the way, people change, I change, the world changes, even my dreams change. I don't have a place to arrive, I just keep doing what I know how to do the best that I can do it. I'll probably end up a deluded geriatric in a wheelchair wearing a cape and tights, imagining my own flight out of this world, but of course with a young girl in my arms.

So I'll tell you the story of me but I'll tell it in my own way. In the language of my perceptions, in the things I think matter beyond fame and success and the dyeing of my hair. I have understood that the measure of my life lies in the expanse of my heart's experience and nothing else matters, if you take anything out of it, good, otherwise I can put on music and dance to my last big hit song, have a drink and try and practice my kissing in the cold of Yale one more time.

However, I look at it in its eventual analysis, my life has centred around my creativity. I have assimilated the world through creative expression and in return the world has experienced me. I have grown to understand that on one hand the world will always uphold creativity as the most honest feeling possible.

On the other hand, the portents of fame (the glitz, the glamour, the wealth) that arise from this very recognition of creativity will always be questioned. Why do we do that? Because sometimes it allows us to feel better than the creator and sometimes, it fills a void within us that comes about by being in awe of his creation. Either way, it enables us to quantify his engagement with the world around him.

I am an actor; my life is a testament to this duality.

George Burns said that "acting is all about honesty". If you can fake that, you've got it made. He couldn't have defined it better. Honest and fake, yes that's what I feel as a creative person all the time.

Let me tell you my schizophrenia.

Creative expression comes from the deepest experience of the artist himself. A good artist cannot be separate from his creation. Good art is honest art. A man may be an artist, a writer, a sculptor, an actor or a totem pole carver. Whatever he is, if what he creates is true to himself, it becomes a vivid testimonial to human creativity. If it lacks honesty, its entire premise is a waste.

At the same time, and quite paradoxically, a man becomes distinct from his creation from the moment it is placed in the public domain. It no longer even belongs to him. So it comes from your gut and it is put out there for others to accept it or throw it in the gutter.

Many a nights, I have gone back home after receiving an award - pumped up and all happy - just to read that what I really deserved was the Golden Banana for Worst Actor Of The Year. I become heartbroken, angry and completely convinced that bananas and critics, both should have their skins peeled and fed to the monkeys.

I momentarily lose my ability to give and close up. And here's where the trick is - when you are in this place of despair, where the world is staring you down into yourself - there's only one thing you can do to survive - hang on to who you are inside. The world will be unkind to you, it will not be able to see you. You must learn at such times, to be able to see yourself.

Life as a creative person is like being on a tight rope. I begin to lose myself, in my own melodrama. It's frustrating that I find myself living up to other people's interpretation of what I ought to be. And when faced with dissent, I start losing my love affair with my audience. It becomes a tight balance act, to keep doing what I do best and not be bothered by the reactions of people I do it for, in the first place.

I dance harder and cartwheel longer and pirouette on my rope - stretched, taut, beneath my feet.

And I try not to slip, I can slide but never fall off. All this while, I have a smile on my face and signing autographs. All I am is a funambulist trying to balance my action and exterior reaction to my naked show of who I am inside.

I start to feel like a street artist, who feels his audience is just a bunch of pausing passers-by's applauding out of a mixture of curiosity, pity or even disregard. Yet, when I am playing this real life illusion out, more often than not, my honest self is sitting in the audience, applauding my performance while laughing heartily at my own stupidity.

So my friends, learn to laugh at yourselves too. Never become cynical about yourself and your life. Becoming cynical about your life is the single most destructive thing you can do to it.

For you have to remember - creativity is your gift to the world. It was never meant to be barter for anything, not even appreciation. You have to dig deep, I do it while drinking vodka after vodka - listening to self-pitying, loser songs - you should find a less destructive way. However you do it, but you have to believe that you create only because this is the biggest gift you have to give to your world. Maybe that's why we even say "God is a creator".

It's not about the cars or houses, it never was, those are peripherals. They never come about because of your talent or your creative outpourings. They come out of a business that people around you do. Those people are in the business of barter - not you. Yours is the business of giving and learning. Your work of art may never be complete in your lifetime. Your fulfilment will always lie in your creative expression not in its products.

So look beyond the brickbats, the critics and know within you that you always have a choice between barter and creation. Life as a creator will always be a tight rope.

Do not try to feed your stomach with creativity; it is food for your soul, not your stomach. Do not be afraid to defy conventions. Do not be afraid to destroy systems that kill art and your souls. Do not be afraid to be hungry. Do not be afraid to walk alone if necessary. Because on a tightrope we all walk alone. Remember, if you are a creator you are a funambulist and not very many people know that word, let alone be it.

Just as my life has centred around creativity, like every fellow human being's, it has also centred around the wish to find happiness. Your age is the age when we most confuse happiness with gratification so I will say quite plainly: if you are smart, if you want to survive life's relentless onslaught of challenges, you will sooner or later understand that the things that made you happy ten years ago will end up being the ones that make you happy when you hit the geriatric superhero stage. Kids, start collecting your action figures, now!

I have everything I could have aspired for at your age, I have success, I have fame, I have wealth and I have three play stations - one for the house - one for shootings and one just because I can have it. But none of these have any consequence to my happiness, the only thing that does is the love of my children.

You don't have children (I hope), but you have parents, you have people you love and nothing in this world of everything, means more than that. Happiness, in other words, lies in the things you will never be able to count.

To me, it is no more than cuddling up to my kids and watching I Carly or The Family Guy. Well most of the time anyway, the other day my son and I stumbled upon the Kamasutra on the net and I can tell you that experience was not very happy. He's 14 and he knew more about it than I did.

I want you to understand this business of happiness well because I know at one level, all parents are the actually the same. Some look sterner, some are less fun, some are embarrassingly weird but for each parent the bottom and the top line of their lives is this - you kids are their greatest source of happiness.

Parents want nothing in return, just that you respect that feeling, that's all.

Take my own children. I believe that girls really are from planet Venus - my girl comes from a place of gentleness, caring, love, intelligence and all things beautiful. My boy comes from 'I am too good to be your kid' planet. Guys are obnoxious. I am not being sexist but that's the truth.

I was in London shooting and missing my kids. Being from the boring school of people, who send writings to their kids in the hope of making them better human beings, I sent my daughter this verse from a poem by E E Cummings:

I do not know what it is about you that closes and opens,
only something in me understands
The voice of your eyes is deeper than all roses,
nobody, not even the rain,has such small hands

I instantly received this text message in return, "I love it papa. It is beautiful. I am going to write it in my secret diary with the secret lock and keep it in my secret hiding place, under the Katy Perry and Lady Gaga poster. I love you and miss you. I am too excited, watching The Hunger Games tonight."

Feeling bad that I hadn't texted something meaningful to my darling son I sent him something I had read too. "How are you my son," I wrote. "I miss you. Do you know, a boy is someone that a mother loves the most. Little girls hate him. He is truth with dirt on its face, beauty with a cut on its finger, wisdom with smell in its hair and hope of the future with a frog in its pocket. I love you."

He replied back with one letter of the alphabet. One measly "Y" to my emotional fatherly outpourings. That and an emoticon. I wanted to fly to Mumbai and hang him upside down till he looked liked a silly red faced emoticon himself. But I didn't, instead I just smiled.

Both replies made me feel love for my kids. Whatever they do, as long as they are happy it makes me happy.

So I speak to you as a parent of two very weird kids. Whatever you do, whichever mistake you make, however you react to them, your parents are your best friends.

They might be boring, silly or stern at times. Maybe some of you are embarrassed of yours, I know my kids are of me, but if ever any of you are in trouble of any kind - the best friends you can always trust to watch your backs are your parents. They will always come good.

I lost my parents very early in my life and I miss them dearly. So, all of you who still have yours don't listen to them, fool them if you must, a bit of lying is also welcome, but make sure you cherish what you have because when you don't have them. Like me, you really miss someone to be rude to - someone to you can take for granted, someone to say and do whatever you wish with. You miss the comfort of being loved unconditionally. I call parents unconditional and forgiving punching bags, who feel happiest when they get bashed up by their kids.

If you want to survive life, it's best to begin to respect the gift of love right now.

As children, your first teachers of this acceptance are your parents. If you are unable to accept the love they give you, in whatever form it arrives (even if it is a tight slap across your face), then when you become a parent, you will end up having to learn this lesson somewhat more harshly from teachers you give birth to - and learning Kamasutra from my son is a not a great idea - you would agree.

Incidentally he studies in a school that Isha's mom runs in India. I have to say - ma'm your syllabus is quite different from the one I had when I was in school.

Whether I like it or not, my life has also been in constant play with what the world calls "Success".

Success is a wonderful thing, but it tends not to be the sort of experience that we learn from. We enjoy it, perhaps we even deserve it. But we don't acquire wisdom from it. And maybe that's why it cannot be passed on either - me being successful does not mean my children will also be. No matter how much ever I teach them what I did in my life and even if they follow it to the letter.

So I feel that talking about how to become successful is a waste of time. Instead, let me tell you very honestly whatever happened to me happened because I have always been terrified of failure. I don't want as much to succeed as much as I don't want to fail.

I come from a very normal lower middle class family. I saw a lot of failure. My father was a beautiful man and the most successful failure in the world. My mother also failed to stay with me long enough for her to see me become a movie star. We were quite poor actually and let me tell you, poverty is not an ennobling experience at all. Poverty entails fear and stress and sometimes depression. I watched my parents go through this several times.

At an early age after my parents died, I equated poverty with failure. I just didn't want to be poor. So when I got a chance to act in films it wasn't out of any creative desire that I did so. It was purely out of the fear of failure and poverty. Most of the films I signed were discards of better known actors and the producers could not find anyone else to do them. I did them all to make sure that I was working to avoid unemployment. The timing or something was right, and that made them happen. I became a big star, which means sometimes our success is not the direct result of our actions. Success just happens. Really. It is accidental and we take credit for it, I know I have done this even out of embarrassment sometimes.

So I believe the true path to success is through the fear of failure. If you aren't scared enough of failing, you are unlikely to succeed. It's not pleasant to fail, it's tough. All of us experience it. You will too if you haven't already. Use it to succeed.

Here's how I have done so:

1. Firstly, its not the absence of failure that makes you a success - it is your response to failure that actually helps to buffer the reverses that you experience. I personally have one response to failure - pragmatism - a recognition and belief that if one approach does not work, then the other will or might.

2. Failure also gives me an incentive to greater exertion - harder work, which invariably leads to later success in most cases.

3. Repeated failure has taught me to stop pretending I am someone else. It has given me the clarity to stick to the things that really matter to me instead of distracting me from my core.

4. Failure also gets you to find, who your real friends are. The true strength of your relationships only gets tested in the face of strong adversity.

5. Overcoming some of my failures has made me discover that I have a strong will and more discipline than I suspected. It has helped me have confidence in my ability to survive.

Failure is an amazing teacher. There is a well-known story of a bank president, who was asked the secret of his success. "Right decisions," he replied. "How do you get to know how to make right decisions?" came the follow-up question. "Experience," was the answer. "Well, how do you get experience?" asked his interrogator. "Wrong decisions," he replied.

You have to know and learn that life is a not just a check list of acquisitions, attainments and fulfilments, your qualifications and CVs don't really matter. Instead, life is difficult and complicated, and beyond anyone's control. The humility to know this will help you survive its vicissitudes.

But I don't want to sound dark. My hope for all of you is that you retain a lifelong love of learning, that you never cease to dream exciting and inspiring dreams, and when you fail, you fail well enough to succeed the next time. Don't be afraid of being afraid, be afraid of not facing your fears and failures.

In the end I will read out a text message I got today from my kid - "Papa, Chuck Norris has trained his dog to pick up its own poop because Chuck Norris will not take shit from anyone."

So remember, you are fortunate enough to be a funambulist - who has an amazing set of punching bags - cherish them. And failure is your fiendish friend, keep him close, and don't take no shit from anybody.

Bless you all and thanks for listening.

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Anonymous's picture

How do you poeple know he had an affair with PC did you get record it thier intimate times OR YOU ALL GOING BY WHAT YOU HEAR FROM MEDIA.

SRK Is well spoken,smart and so much you all should learn from him I'm indian but I am really proud of him

  • 2 years ago
  • Anonymous's picture

    srk-gauri best jodi ever. PC please stay away from the king.

  • 2 years ago
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    wow so classy.. he is too good for Priyanka chopra.

  • 2 years ago
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    Sat, 2012-04-14 11:47 — Anonymous
    WOW so u mean that an unmarried guy can wreck as many girls lifes as he wants and a married man cant even show his fondness towards onother woman..hmm:/ so if ash, somi and katrina's life doesnt matter to you then why so much concern for gauri's life...DOUBLE STANDERDS!!

    lovve his speech though:)
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

    can u tell me when i said unmarried man can wreck any girl's life? i said SRK's image went down (in my mind) because of the PC affair since he is a married man. if he was unmarried, i wouldnt even care.
    and this is because the whole world used to keep talking about how he is a one woman man and like him for that reason. he was the rare bollywood actor with no affairs and involvement with actresses.

    Salman didnt wreck anyone's life. he had relationships with Ash, Somy, Katrina and the girls can get out of it if they want. and Katrina is in Bollywood only because of him. otherwise she would be doing Boom and such cheap movies.

    there is a big difference between cheating on partner after marriage and kids (SRK) and being a casanova (Salman). because no one is forcing the girls to be with casanova. whereas Gauri has to think about her marriage and kids which is a BIG deal.

  • 2 years ago
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    plz guys keep out salman and his fans (which is impossible) from this...its all about shahrukh and his rocking speech:D
    now let me watch it again.......

  • 2 years ago
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    Sat, 2012-04-14 05:20 — Anonymous

    global safety??

    its ironic how US cares for the security of its own citizens and of
    people entering US, the rest of the world can burn in war and hell..
    but the US should be protected ...lols

  • 2 years ago
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    For those who keep on saying he had an affair with Priyanka are u guys crazy! Its almost been 20 years and we know how media creates stories and bring ppl down..he has always said that his children are grown up and he respect that! They just ahow es admiration cuz there film was coming out! If some fools have so much faith in media then u ppl also believed that he has issues with arjun ram pal and gauri cant talk to mehr..it was after arjun penned down how there is no truth to these thongs that u guys got a slap on ur face..still u ppl ate idiotic enough yo believe in srk PC story! I guess now u ppl?want gauri to write an article defending her husband..but since some ppl are such big low life losers that they will then call it publicity stunt!

  • 2 years ago
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    he goes from getting this great honor to getting raped at the airport. lol shameful

  • 2 years ago
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    im confused why is Salman being brought up ?

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    Sat, 2012-04-14 01:43 — Anonymous

    i dont know why you guys are bringing Salman into this?? how is he even related to this event?

    i like both SRK and Salman. I am just disappointed that SRK had affair with Priyanka Chopra. \one of the biggest reason for SRK's popularity was that he was family man and loving father to his kids. after this affair, the image has gone down in my eyes. but he still is a great superstar and entertainer.
    Salman also big superstar and entertainer with some biggest hits of bollywood in recent years. he had many affairs. but he is not married. so it doesnt matter to fans.

    WOW so u mean that an unmarried guy can wreck as many girls lifes as he wants and a married man cant even show his fondness towards onother woman..hmm:/ so if ash, somi and katrina's life doesnt matter to you then why so much concern for gauri's life...DOUBLE STANDERDS!!

    lovve his speech though:)

  • 2 years ago
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    If salmaan would have to give a speech he too we'd rock it....stop comparing...Amir, salman n SRK all r stars..

  • 2 years ago
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    haters, can u all buzz off...please:)

  • 2 years ago
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    "Ya'll don't get it do ya, hes the f***ing man" -Drake ..... Such a nice speech, very inspiring and motivational. I highly doubt, Amir and Salman could ever pull this kinda of speech into thoughts that can relate to every1. King Khan!!

  • 2 years ago
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    You have rised above Shahrukh Khan :)

  • 2 years ago
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    Super guy love him

  • 2 years ago
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    Shahrukh did a very good job with his speech. He's a true superstar that knows how to carry himself well whether he's home or abroad. : )

  • 2 years ago
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    NO WONDER IT SAID EDUCTION IS THE KEY 2 LIFE. IMAGINE IF IT'S SALMAN. YOU WILL HEAR and, and and. GO SK, YOU MAY B ALONE, BUT ALLAH IS WITH U N OUR PRAYERS ARE WITH U.

  • 2 years ago
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    Fri, 2012-04-13 14:34 — Anonymous
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    Fri, 2012-04-13 06:32 — Anonymous

    before this hoopla about yale he was invited by south asian society ie mostly desi students..the president of that association is isha ambani daughter of mukesh who has invited shahrukh khan its not like president of yale univ is inviting shahrukh....just like when we call btown celebs at our college festival .....here its south asian fest at yale...thats why shahrukh went in pvt plane wt ambanis

    Exactly.

    I join these posters as well, the first one could not have said it better..... touche!

    second, i am glad if security stops me in the us to do a check. it is a small price i am willing to pay to have global safety. stop whining srk, you are not the only one. I have had multiple checks, and I willingly participate.I travel safely, and we are not afraid of multiple incidents like mumbai taj, the mall, the parliament attack, and all the other hundreds that happen because indians are scared of hurting religious sentiments.

  • 2 years ago
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    He had the speech written for him and he is probably sucking up as he normally does in his movies to grandmas but only to Yale so he can get his daughter and son in. What's the point? Probably so he can brag and say that one of his kids went to Yale but they will probably end up in trashy Bollywood anyway due to nepotism.

  • 2 years ago
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    Times like these when you feel proud to be a fan of this guy. Cannot imagine anyone else from Bollywood being able ti come up with a speech like that. Brilliant!

  • 2 years ago
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    i dont know why you guys are bringing Salman into this?? how is he even related to this event?

    i like both SRK and Salman. I am just disappointed that SRK had affair with Priyanka Chopra. \one of the biggest reason for SRK's popularity was that he was family man and loving father to his kids. after this affair, the image has gone down in my eyes. but he still is a great superstar and entertainer.

    Salman also big superstar and entertainer with some biggest hits of bollywood in recent years. he had many affairs. but he is not married. so it doesnt matter to fans.

  • 2 years ago
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    Wow...

  • 2 years ago
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    Good job....well deserved...

  • 2 years ago
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    So inspiring....well done SRK...

  • 2 years ago
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    Superb,mind blowing speech...

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    Fri, 2012-04-13 13:33 — Anonymous

    erm that speech was definitely not written by him. =)

    i think u mistaken him by salman...he is shahrukh khan go watch his interviews he speaks better than this without any written speech in his hands....it was so shahrukh throughout the speech.=)

    i think i like shahrukh more for his personality than the acting or the stardom part and obviously i loved his speech...he is soooo cute:D
    and plz 1 humble request dont bring gauri and pc into this im sure there will be a topic about this in a few days on pinkvilla so u can all leave your frustrated souls there and we will wellcome u with open arm (SRK style hehe).

  • 2 years ago
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    sorry but i am very confused...how can anyone NOT like him even just a little? guys stop being such haters and just appreciate people, even the ones you dislike. u can't live your lives like this otherwise you will become very bitter people later on. the hatred you have will eat u inside. just saying this in love.

  • 2 years ago
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    i loved SRK, but it is difficult to like him now after Priyanka Chopra affair.

  • 2 years ago
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    how come i keep reading comments that he never mentions his wife, on so many posts and no one bothers to correct. read his twitter, watch his interviews including recent ones. he does mention her once in a while. in march he clearly wrote in his twitter that he was excited wife and family were joining him for london shoot of next yrf film and even posted a pic of the whole fam including gauri. he doesn't have to prove anything to anyone cuz he's devoted and his wife knows it

  • 2 years ago
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    loveeee SRK! Happy that US got to experience him. He's the biggest superstar in the world now!

  • 2 years ago
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    Although I do not like SRK much these days..... I should say.... I loved this speech.
    Excellent speech which is inspiring, witty, apt and presented wonderfully. Also loved the fact that he did not change his accent. I will love and respect him for this speech if not for anything else.
    I do agree that he got this chance b'coz of the Ambani's.... but he did use it very well without wasting the oppurtunity.

    Well done SRK. You are a good entertainer. And I guess that is all that matters in your business anyway. Other adjectives are additional bonuses to you guys.
    Keep up the good job.

  • 2 years ago
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    i guess gauri didn't care, i dont blame her/

  • 2 years ago
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    He has probably made some mistakes that have made people dislike him but you have to admit, he's a classy guy. When Aamir called him a dog and whenever Sallu took shots at him for no reason, he remained silent everytime. Congratulations to him for being invited to Yale University. This is a big honor and he gave a fantastic speech. Yale didn't invite Sallu, Aamir, Amitabh, or any other Indian actor... they invited THE KING KHAN. The one and only biggest badshah of Bollywood!

    umm do you forget srk literally makes fun of everyone at award functions ? and plus akshay was invited to Oxford and Winsford Univsersity so its not really a big deal.

  • 2 years ago
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    SRK<333333333333333333333333333333333333333

  • 2 years ago
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    SRK haters can burn in hell, but none of your favourites like Salman, Hrithik, Akshay,Aamir(although he's the most talented, not that famous) can even dream of achieving the sort of international superstardom Shahrukh Khan has got. What a beautiful, intellectual yet witty script!!! GO SRK!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 2 years ago
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    "bananas and critics, both should have their skins peeled and fed to the monkeys." ROFLMAO
    though its abit rude but i still agree with him;)
    "whenever i feel too arrogant about myself, i take a trip to america"
    aww how can someone hate a person like him...hes too sweet to be hated!
    his speech made my day...saw it atleast 8 times today and still cant get enough of it!

  • 2 years ago
  • Anonymous's picture

    This is what separates SRK from Amir and Salman. He speaks from his heart. He speaks to a audience of all ages and how frustrating life can be. You will fail, guaranteed, You will be miserable, guaranteed...But to overcome any challenges, you throw yourself in it over and over until the challenge itself becomes a chewed up bubble gum. Moral of his whole lecture: Don't be afraid of all the obstacles being thrown in life. Like any soldier, be prepared to fight it with your own will. Success itself will start revealing to you.

  • 2 years ago
  • Anonymous's picture

    who else noticed, not once did he mentioned guari in this speech. that's how you know that they are not together, its sad, they are keep it low, but whatever i still love the khan sad sad!

  • 2 years ago
  • Anonymous's picture

    Great speech & superb style

  • 2 years ago
  • PaniPuri's picture

    I liked what he said.

  • 2 years ago
  • Anonymous's picture

    is there any videos of the Q&A session at last??? plz help

  • 2 years ago
  • Anonymous's picture

    So well spoken...love, love , love him..not for his looks or movies only, but for his philosophy too...i wish he could be my mentor and i could learn so much about life from him..love u Shahrukh...

  • 2 years ago
  • Anonymous's picture

    I love you Shahrukh. Reading his speech got my tears in my eyes. He is so adorable. His self-depreciation makes it more so. And he is very very deep and so real. I wish his parents are truly watching him to see how he has grown and made them proud.

    Definition of FUNAMBULISM
    1. tightrope walking
    2. a show especially of mental agility

    Isn't it amazing how SRK's characteristic pose with his hands going up is so "him"? No matter how much you try, you can't get it like he does :).

  • 2 years ago
  • Anonymous's picture

    WOW! Srk is the best :)
    so proud of you srk <3

  • 2 years ago
  • Anonymous's picture

    Fri, 2012-04-13 11:32 — AnonymousProud moment for India! Way to go Shahrukh!! Showed them you are the only one in Bollywood who can come close to a Clooney or a Cruise!!!
    .......

    And what makes u think that he is less than either of these guys? Hes a bigger star in his part of the world than both of them combined so stop with this attitude of thinking that hollywood is all that.

  • 2 years ago
  • Kitty's picture

    Wow lucky Yale students! As usual he is well spoken, witty, and charming.

  • 2 years ago
  • Anonymous's picture

    Salman Khan is SEETHING right now lol. I cant' wait to hear his comments next hahaha.

  • 2 years ago
  • Anonymous's picture

    AGREE WITH WHO EVER SAID THIS. THIS APPLIES TO ALL YOU COMMENTS WHO POST WITHOUT REASON TO YOUR WORDS.---> "perfect example of a low life j.e.r.k who hasn't achieved anything in his/her own life and sitting behind computer screen criticising someone else on his privite life and ignoring the fact that he is the one making your country proud!" GOOO SRK!!!!

  • 2 years ago
  • Anonymous's picture

    PROUD TO BE ONE OF HIS BILLION FANS. Clearly most people (besides the usual trolls) have loved SRK's speech!!!! It was very movie! LOVE YOU, like the audience was screaming before he started speaking :D

  • 2 years ago
  • Anonymous's picture

    every time i see his interview i say now he cant speak better than that but he proves me wrong each time.
    this was such an inspirational speech!
    love his humour!
    "bananas and critics, both should have their skins peeled and fed to the monkeys" haha i think monkeys wont mind if we just feed them with the skin on, they would like to do that by them selves.
    SRK<3333333

  • 2 years ago
  • Anonymous's picture

    Fri, 2012-04-13 06:32 — Anonymous

    before this hoopla about yale he was invited by south asian society ie mostly desi students..the president of that association is isha ambani daughter of mukesh who has invited shahrukh khan its not like president of yale univ is inviting shahrukh....just like when we call btown celebs at our college festival .....here its south asian fest at yale...thats why shahrukh went in pvt plane wt ambanis

    Exactly.

  • 2 years ago
  • Anonymous's picture

    India should be proud of Shah Rukh Khan.

  • 2 years ago
  • Anonymous's picture

    india have to proud on him--- but losers never know what a gold they have
    superb actor, great human being, loving person and never say ant thing ill to any one like amir and loser salman----- but what can they do poor guys-- they cant say this that srk id king-- then who gave them money--- they have to do this to stay in industry--- its natural--- like satruganjh sinha never said that amitabh is no1
    --- if he said he is no 1 so then people asked him hey what r u doing here--- but its ok-- calling srk dog cant show srk class it shows how ill amir is

  • 2 years ago
  • Anonymous's picture

    im speechless after hearing his speech...watta deep man with sense of humour!
    luv him.

  • 2 years ago
  • Anonymous's picture

    this was supposed to another long boring speech but he made it entertaining.
    this is actually the first time that i listened to a full speech and didnt went off to sleep in the middle lol but afterall he is shahrukh khan so thats impossible for me to go to sleep while watching and listening to him:)
    loved what he said about the critics i think thay gonna hate him even more now but who cares...never fear when shahrukh fans are hear;)

  • 2 years ago
  • Anonymous's picture

    omg i didnt expect a single hate comment on this post because theres nothing to critisiz but got very
    dissapointed :(
    learn something from this man...you sure will lead a better and if u dont like him then just one thing to say "haters go eat your hearts out"!
    btw still waiting for salman and aamir to say something abot this;) im sure they'll be sitting somewhere and teling each other that they are more deserving lol

  • 2 years ago
  • Anonymous's picture

    erm that speech was definitely not written by him. =)

  • 2 years ago
  • bolly_lover's picture

    Fri, 2012-04-13 13:00 — Anonymous
    SRK AND CREATIVITY AND ART

    Hold on a minute while a start laughing.
    HAHAHHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH.
    Okay I'm done.
    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    hold on a minute have you achieved anything in life even in your small town where u live which u can be proud of before laughing at someone whos giving a speech at yale which is a much bigger achivement that u could ever dreamt of?
    okey i'm done with u:)

    now let me get back to SRK
    ohh shahrukh you always give a reason to love and respect you even more...MORE POWER TO YOU....my divine and intelligent KING!!!

  • 2 years ago
  • Anonymous's picture

    character dheela fans are yelling and im loving it....i love it how they cant pick up something bad from the speech and are trying to critisiz him on other things.....keep on going guys....so what if u cant study there (leave alone giving a speech), so what that he is the first indian to be invited there and so what if hes making your country proud...u still gonna hate him because salman or anyother star cant get this status in his 7 lifes!
    PROUD OF YOU SHAHRUKH!!! GO AND RULE THE WORLD!!!

  • 2 years ago
  • Anonymous's picture

    He has probably made some mistakes that have made people dislike him but you have to admit, he's a classy guy. When Aamir called him a dog and whenever Sallu took shots at him for no reason, he remained silent everytime. Congratulations to him for being invited to Yale University. This is a big honor and he gave a fantastic speech. Yale didn't invite Sallu, Aamir, Amitabh, or any other Indian actor... they invited THE KING KHAN. The one and only biggest badshah of Bollywood!

  • 2 years ago
  • Anonymous's picture

    SRK ... CREATIVITY ... ART

    Hold on a minute while a start laughing.
    HAHAHHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH.
    Okay I'm done.

  • 2 years ago
  • Anonymous's picture

    SRK AND CREATIVITY AND ART

    Hold on a minute while a start laughing.
    HAHAHHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH.
    Okay I'm done.

  • 2 years ago
  • Anonymous's picture

    SRK SPEECH SO GRAET ..LOVE IT SO AWESOME

  • 2 years ago
  • Anonymous's picture

    his the greatest what a mind that he have masha allah

  • 2 years ago
  • Fazzy's picture

    Thanks for uploading this and for doing the transcript. Fantastic speech, love SRK

  • 2 years ago
  • Anonymous's picture

    I do it while drinking vodka after vodka - listening to self-pitying, loser songs - you should find a less destructive way.
    WHY HE ACT LIKE A LOSER ......
    TEMPERED YOUR VANITY
    ACCEPT THE SUCCESS OF THE OTHER
    AND REMEMBER THE AUDIENCE NOT OWE YOU YOU ENTERTAIN THEM...... AND THEY GIVE YOU MORE THAN YOU DESERVE:
    MONEY FAME AND TOO MUCH LOVE

  • 2 years ago
  • Anonymous's picture

    GOOD SPEECH .....BUT FOR AN ARTIST NOT AN ENTERTAINER
    COPING HOLLYWOOD AND DO THE SAME CHARACTER NOT CREATIVITY NOR ART.
    AND HE CANT TAKE AGING AND CRITICSIM EASILY

  • 2 years ago
  • Anonymous's picture

    Very sensitive and clear man.I cried after reading how he sees himself.Mr shahrukhkhan,I always used to love you but after reading this fantastic speech,the matter became bigger for me than love,I also respected you alot ,really you deserve all the best.

  • 2 years ago
  • Anonymous's picture

    Go SRK! He is a superstar! Awesome speech at Yale

  • 2 years ago
  • Anonymous's picture

    After this charming speech,I am surprised how some stupid people hate him or even call him conceited.

  • 2 years ago
  • Anonymous's picture

    Proud moment for India! Way to go Shahrukh!! Showed them you are the only one in Bollywood who can come close to a Clooney or a Cruise!!!

  • 2 years ago
  • Anonymous's picture

    i feel sorry for him
    Aging.....is really hurt him and that maybe explain everything he do-did (being arrogant even rude ........and sometimes he want sympathy and talk nicely).....

  • 2 years ago
  • Anonymous's picture

    I am proud to be one of his billion fans

  • 2 years ago
  • Anonymous's picture

    ohhh the Indian........always dancing !!

  • 2 years ago
  • Anonymous's picture

    First indian actor ever to be invited by an ivy league school in the US. Congrats to SRK and his speech was great!
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    yup congratulations.....

  • 2 years ago
  • Anonymous's picture

    soo cute....liked what he said...

  • 2 years ago
  • Anonymous's picture

    Yale university is too prestigious. The desis should have invited Big B instead or Aamir of kamal hassan or Rajani kanth.

  • 2 years ago
  • Anonymous's picture

    I am glad he dint feel the need to put on an accent....

  • 2 years ago
  • Anonymous's picture

    looks old and exhausted

  • 2 years ago
  • Anonymous's picture

    wow proud of him...its a big achievement!

  • 2 years ago
  • Anonymous's picture

    he is damn cute!

  • 2 years ago
  • Anonymous's picture

    LOVE HIM!!!

    He's a true gentleman. One with brains and brawn!

  • 2 years ago
  • Anonymous's picture

    I think people who watch how graceful, witty, and charming he presented him self to Yale and the US, will become a fan of him! What a man. No one like him. India doesn't deserve to him, he should go to Hollywood. Best part is he deserves this honor, and i am glad everyone has loved his speech.

  • 2 years ago
  • Anonymous's picture

    First indian actor ever to be invited by an ivy league school in the US. Congrats to SRK and his speech was great!

  • 2 years ago
  • Anonymous's picture

    awesome speech! he speaks so well... and it is truely inspiring.. :)

  • 2 years ago
  • Anonymous's picture

    before this hoopla about yale he was invited by south asian society ie mostly desi students..the president of that association is isha ambani daughter of mukesh who has invited shahrukh khan its not like president of yale univ is inviting shahrukh....just like when we call btown celebs at our college festival .....here its south asian fest at yale...thats why shahrukh went in pvt plane wt ambanis

  • 2 years ago
  • Anonymous's picture

    I was here yday. Must say he is a charmer!

  • 2 years ago
  • Anonymous's picture

    That was quite possibly the best speech I have ever heard..... Meaningful, humorous and Inspiring!

  • 2 years ago
  • Anonymous's picture

    interesting how people never point a finger at him for the affair.....i visit pcs posts and all i can read is filthy comments about how she is a homebreaker....amazed at the double standards

  • 2 years ago
  • Anonymous's picture

    I just lost any respect I had for Yale!

  • 2 years ago
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