The latest show TED Talks that features Shah Rukh Khan as the host will bring forth many personas from different walks of lives, who will share their journey to inspire and motivate people. Amongst them would be Karan Johar who will feature as the guest in the third episode of the show. While the filmmaker is one of Shah Rukh Khan’s best friends from the fraternity, it is also a known fact that the director-producer is a popular orator and anchor.
But letting his witty self behind, we hear that Karan Johar wrote an emotional letter for his kids Yash and Roohi and read it out loud whilst the shooting for the said episode. Since the theme was ‘Changing Relationships’, Karan Johar who has made many emotional films, decided to teach his children one of the most important lessons of life, which is to never let anyone label them.
As mentioned before, the episode will feature Karan Johar reading out the emotional letter wherein he has spoken about how people will often label them [his kids Yash and Roohi] on the basis of varied aspects like colour, looks, religion, popularity and money. He further added that even though they will gossip, no one can label anyone. Karan asserted in that letter that just because one is different doesn’t mean that it makes them wrong.
That was not all. The filmmaker also spoke about the various issues that will crop up when they [Yash and Roohi] are in school since he is a single parent. In an emotional manner, he mentioned that whilst others will have their mothers who will come to drop them in schools and will be joining WhatsApp groups to discuss homework, they will have their father who will fulfil these duties. He also stated that they may be treated differently in school owing to these smaller things but he extended his constant support to them in tackling every situation.
While Karan Johar also appreciated his father Yash Johar who has always been accepting and supportive towards him and has let him make his own choices, the filmmaker aims at being a father like him one day.
Besides Karan, the said TED talks episode will also feature percussionist Sivamani, activist Jasmeen Patheja, photographer Sameer Jodha and the teenager Trisha Prabhu [17 year old] who will speak about cyber bullying.