When Shah Rukh Khan asked Gauri Khan to wear burqa and change her name to Ayesha; read interesting facts
Today Shah Rukh Khan and Gauri Khan are celebrating their 30th wedding anniversary, so let us read some unknown facts about the power couple.
On this day, back in 1991, Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan and Gauri Khan tied the knot in a low-key ceremony. Today the couple has completed 3 decades of love and togetherness. Both are parents of three Aryan Khan, Suhana Khan and AbRam.
The Khan family is currently in trouble since Aryan Khan was arrested from the cruise rave party on October 3 in the Arthur Road jail. According to reports, there are no celebrations in Mannat this year as Shah Rukh Khan & Gauri Khan await the return of their son. Also Read: What is Shah Rukh Khan's son Aryan Khan doing in Arthur Road jail? Here's what jail officials revealed
In one of the old interviews, Shah Rukh Khan had revealed that he had once told Gauri Khan, who was Gauri Chhibber before marriage, to wear a 'burkha' and asked her to change her name to 'Ayesha'.
How did Shah Rukh Khan and Gauri meet?
Gauri met SRK in 1984 in Delhi, before he started working in films. Khan was just 18, and Gauri was 14 that time. After dating for years, Gauri and SRK married in 1991 in a traditional Hindu (Punjabi) wedding ceremony. Also Read: Aryan Khan to Shah Rukh, "I AM SORRY”; at counter no. 12, both father-son cried (Read what happened next)
In a throwback video, actress Farida Jalal interviewed Shah Rukh Khan for a talk show, which went viral after many years. In the video, a young Shah Rukh talked about his wife Gauri, who hails from a Punjabi family, and revealed that he once told her to wear a burqa and change her name from Gauri to Ayesha.
He remembered it as a hilarious incident that occurred at his wedding reception. "I remember when their whole family, old fashioned people, whom I respect, whose beliefs I respect, were seated around. It was this old-fashioned reception. I entered at about 1:15 (PM) and they whispered ‘Hmmm… He's a Muslim boy. Hmm… Will he change the girl's name? Will she (Gauri) become a Muslim?"
We know how witty Khan is; hence he also added, "They were speaking in Punjabi. So, he looked at the time and said, "OK Gauri, put on your burqa and let's read namaaz (prayers) now. The whole family stared at us wondering if I had already changed her religion already. So, I told them that from now on she will wear a burqa all the time, she won't ever leave the house and her name will be changed to Ayesha and she will be like this."
SRK then ended 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 on strong." Also Read: Aryan Khan bail plea rejected: Netizens go on a meme fest; say, "Bhai 2022 mei niklenge"
The couple welcomed their first child almost 6 years after their marriage, son Aryan in 1997; their daughter Suhana was born in 2000, and their second son AbRam in 2013 via a surrogate.