When Shah Rukh Khan thought Gauri won't be a good mother, as she was not children-friendly
Shah Rukh Khan once revealed how their life changed after kids and how he took Gauri for granted
In filmmaker Karan Johar's chat show, Shah Rukh Khan once talked about his personal life. Khan and his wife Gauri were invited to the show, where they spoke candidly about each-other.
When Khan was asked how their life changed after their children came. he said, "Surprisingly, I never thought Gauri would be a good mother."
SRK added, "Gauri didn't come across as children-friendly. You see girls liking kids but not her, so I was quite surprised, pleasantly surprised. She is the kind of mother that kids with my kind of father need to have. She makes it sensible, simple and specifically middle-class. I think she hasn't changed at all from the time I have known her, she is still the same."
He further continued, "I may have slipped or changed for better or worse but has been exactly the kind of women, she then was – very middle-class, very straight-forward, very honest, very simple and very intelligent. And she is intelligent in a very different kind of way. She is a silent observer of a lot of things and I do feel at times that I take advantage of it thinking she might not know I am doing this." It was at this point that Gauri stopped SRK and asked, "What are you hinting at?"
Karan also talked about their religious beliefs and what do they practice at home. To which Gauri, who is from a Punjabi Hindu family said, "Shah Rukh, he doesn't have any parents, unfortunately. If they were there, the elderly people in the house, they would have taken care of. But, it's nothing like that in our house. It's me who takes charge of be it Diwali or Holi or any festival. So that's why influence of my kids would be a lot with the Hindu part of the ... but the thing is that, Aryan is so into Shah Rukh that he would follow his religion, I feel. He would always say 'I am a Muslim'. When he tells this to my mother, she gets, 'what do you mean?'."
Mrs Khan added, "There is a balance, I respect Shah Rukh's religion but that doesn't mean that I would convert and become a Muslim. I don't believe in that. I think everybody is an individual and follow their religion. But, obviously, there should be no disrespect. Like Shah Rukh would not disrespect my religion as well.,"