The end of school life is a bittersweet experience for everyone. Where on the one hand, everyone wants to enjoy the newfound freedom and be independent, they also miss the sheltered, caring safe space. When Shah Rukh Khan was invited to address the graduating batch of Dhirubhai Ambani International School, his speech left everyone inspired and a little bit wiser.
The pearls of wisdom he gave to the students were much appreciated by students, parents and faculty alike. He spoke about his journey, about some cherished childhood memories and how the lessons he learnt from them were the ones he has carried with them ever since. His message was simple yet profound, he said, Be yourself, be free.
At the graduation ceremony for the school’s 2016 batch, chief guest Shah Rukh, 50, made an inspiring yet chuckle-inducing speech, infusing it with his trademark humour. Anecdotes from his life (stories about his dad, the gifts he gave him), jokes about himself (how he did Fan right after Dilwale), the “rubbish poetry” he wrote (“exams and rules that sometimes hound you… let me tell you, you all will be successful, let me ‘remound’ you. Now it was ‘remind’ but since it didn’t rhyme…”), and even a dig at US Presidential candidate Donald Trump – King Khan brought his A-game to drive home his message for the students: feel free to be yourself.
The actor even tweeted about his speech on June 1.