Shah Rukh Khan has been ruling Bollywood for almost three decades now. The actor has put in immense amount of hard work to achieve this level of stardom. And surely, it has all paid off.
One of the biggest pillars of strength for Shah Rukh has been his wife, Gauri Khan. The couple has been married to each other for more than 25 years now. Gauri and Shah Rukh have faced highs and lows of life together–success, failure, happiness, tough times.
In an interview with Rajeev Masand, Shah Rukh Khan revealed how Gauri has been a constant source of support throughout his initial struggling days in the industry.
The actor said, "The struggle was just in the first few years of marriage. Gauri Khan was new to the film industry, so was I."
1) Referring to their early years in Mumbai as their honeymoon period, SRK added:
"It's not that I married an outside girl into the film industry. Two years for us in Mumbai was like honeymoon full of bumps. There was an issue like, "You will shoot 6 in the morning?"
2) Remembering an incident from his struggling days about how Gauri used to wait for him, he admitted:
"I remember the first night when we actually came to Mumbai after about five-seven days. She spent that evening fully dressed, she wore chooda and Indian dress, and came to Film City and was there till 6 where Hema Ji was directing my film."
The actor further stated:
"One of the actors got late as it happens in the shoot and we wrapped by 8 instead of 6. There were no mobile phones, so I sent her a cab as I didn't own a car and said, 'Please come over and sit here because I am really sorry, this has taken a little bit."
3) Talking about how Gauri waited for him to get free from the shoot on their second day in Mumbai.
"She sat on her second night in Mumbai in Film City's makeup room. They were damp and dingy then, still, she sat there till in the morning and came back. I guess that kind of made her realise as angry as it may have got her, 'This is the life."
4) Gauri used to be annoyed because of his odd working hours, but always stayed by his side. Talking more about it, SRK revealed:
"We both were very new yaar, I was 25-26, and she was 21. It was extremely new for her. So, those 2 years, cooking omelettes for each other, it just passed off."
5) On gaining success and stardom after two years of struggle in the industry and how it affected their life.
"Post that I became such a success, though none of us materialistic, my success became part of the family. There's a wife, now there are three children, there's a sister and there's a stardom. So, we all live together now."
4) Talking more about how he and his family take stardom
"We take stardom as we take each other's success and failures with all love and care. It is all acceptable now. In the family group of six, there's the seventh which is kind of bigger than the other six."
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