Shah Rukh Khan’s Speech About Women at Book Launch Upsets Some Guests


King Khan is a befitting sobriquet for a man who acts well, speaks well, connects well and charms bloody damn well. Who other than Shah Rukh Khan could have been able to pull off villainous and God-fatherly characters and yet enchant one and all that looks at him. SRK is the King of hearts indeed!


He also impressed a lot of minds, young and old, recently when he delivered a speech during the graduation ceremony at Dhirubhai Ambani International School.

He displayed his extraordinary oratory skills yet again at a book launch on 20th July 2016. The book titled She Walks, She Leads which has been authored by Gunjan Jain, is a non-fictional narrative of 24 women who have set benchmarks in their respective fields. The 24 leading ladies include Priyanka Chopra, Sania Mirza, Nita Ambani and Ritu Kumar.


SRK, who has narrated four of the stories in the book, took to the mic to express his love and respect for the ladies that have “shaped his life” throughout, reports the Indian Express.

He said, “My life has been completely shaped by women, starting from my grandmother to my daughter now and in between my wife, aunts, didis in colonies, my leading ladies and women directors that I worked with. They have helped me achieve 100% of what I am today. I wouldn’t be half a man without these women. I owe my life to them.”


The best thing about SRK speaking is that he MAKES SENSE which is rare to find these days (I shapath). It is commendable how he takes care to refer to every little detail, take his colony didis, for instance.

Expressing more gratitude, he further added, “The amount of sensitivity I have, the goodness in me, has been led by the women in my life, who I will one day also perhaps write a book about.”


His gratuitous ode did not end at that. He once met Zayn Malik, former member of the popular band One Direction, in London when he read one of Malik’s quotes on girls. The quote inspired him to write a verse of his own and that, he recited during the book launch.

This is for girls who stay up all night,
This is for you who are willing to fight,
For hidden fears,
Hurt, pain, and tears,
Under the smiles, laughs, and giggles we hear.
Let your hair down, straight or curls,
You’re beautiful because you fight like a girl.
For girls who wears short skirts,
And their heart on their sleeve,
For girls who know how difficult,
It is to believe,
The girls who scream and cry,
Into their pillows and tell them their goals,
For girls who have a secret,
But can’t tell a soul.
Let your eyes be your diamond,
Make them your pearls,
You’re beautiful because you fight like a girl.
For girls who have made mistakes,
And have regrets galore,
Because you fight, like a girl.
For the girls who love with all their heart,
Although it sometimes gets broke,
To girls who think it’s over,
To real girls, to all girls,
Who have tears to soak.
You throw, you pick up, and fall,
But just tell the world,
I’m beautiful,
Because I fight like a girl.”

After listening to this beauty of a poem, we only hope we won’t have to wait long before we lay our eyes on the chapters of his book describing the women of his life. It sure would be interesting. Watch him recite the poem as beautifully as he wrote it:

Here is the speech:

Times Of India

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