Did you know Gauri Khan's relatives were worried about Shah Rukh Khan’s religion?

First Published 14, May 2020, 6:27 PM

Shah Rukh Khan and Gauri Khan are one of the most popular and iconic couples of B-town. Both had an interesting courtship period and it’s interesting to know how they met in Delhi.

<p>Shah Rukh Khan and Gauri first met in 1984 in Delhi, before the start of his successful career in Bollywood. Later, SRK, Gauri married in 1991 in a traditional Hindu wedding ceremony. Now, both are proud parents of three children - Aryan, Suhana and AbRam.</p>

Shah Rukh Khan and Gauri first met in 1984 in Delhi, before the start of his successful career in Bollywood. Later, SRK, Gauri married in 1991 in a traditional Hindu wedding ceremony. Now, both are proud parents of three children - Aryan, Suhana and AbRam.

<p>In an old interview, Shah Rukh revealed that he had told Gauri, who hails from a Punjabi family to wear a burqa and also told her to change her name from Gauri to Ayesha.</p>

In an old interview, Shah Rukh revealed that he had told Gauri, who hails from a Punjabi family to wear a burqa and also told her to change her name from Gauri to Ayesha.

<p>Not just that, Gauri's relatives were also worried about Khan's religion as he was Muslim, and they were Hindus. Shah Rukh had once revealed a funny incident from his wedding reception when guests from Gauri's family side were seen whispering about the groom.&nbsp;</p>

Not just that, Gauri's relatives were also worried about Khan's religion as he was Muslim, and they were Hindus. Shah Rukh had once revealed a funny incident from his wedding reception when guests from Gauri's family side were seen whispering about the groom. 

<p>"I remember, when their whole family, old fashioned people, I respect them all and respect their beliefs, but at that time, in that old-fashioned reception, all of them were sitting there when I came in at 1:15, and they were whispering "Hmmm.. He's a Muslim boy. Hmm.. Will he change the girl's name? Will she (Gauri) become a Muslim?" the superstar said.</p>

"I remember, when their whole family, old fashioned people, I respect them all and respect their beliefs, but at that time, in that old-fashioned reception, all of them were sitting there when I came in at 1:15, and they were whispering "Hmmm.. He's a Muslim boy. Hmm.. Will he change the girl's name? Will she (Gauri) become a Muslim?" the superstar said.

<p>That was the time when Shah Rukh jokingly said, Gauri needs to read namaaz and will have to wear burkha, which made her relatives quiet.</p>

That was the time when Shah Rukh jokingly said, Gauri needs to read namaaz and will have to wear burkha, which made her relatives quiet.

<p>Khan said, "They were all talking in Punjabi. So, I looked at the time and said, "Ok Gauri, put on your ‘burkha' and let's read the namaaz now. The whole family stared at us wondering if I had already changed her religion."</p>

Khan said, "They were all talking in Punjabi. So, I looked at the time and said, "Ok Gauri, put on your ‘burkha' and let's read the namaaz now. The whole family stared at us wondering if I had already changed her religion."

<p>He then concluded by saying, "I had a lot of fun, but the lesson in all of this was that one should respect religions, but it should not come in the way of love. But it was a great wedding and it's still going strong."</p>

He then concluded by saying, "I had a lot of fun, but the lesson in all of this was that one should respect religions, but it should not come in the way of love. But it was a great wedding and it's still going strong."

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