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It has been close to three decades now since we have lost our hearts to the King Khan of Bollywood, Shah Rukh Khan! Those perfectly arched eyebrows, dimpled smile and the language that his eyes speak; Shah Rukh is indeed a screen-saver fit. And do you know who has inherited these genes from him? With the smouldering jawline, effortless sense of style, the intensity in eyes, great hair, dope sense of humour and killer wit, it has to be his dapper 22-year-old son, Aryan Khan! (Also Read: Aryan Khan's Pictures With Girls Prove That He Is A Ladies' Man, Just Like Dad, Shah Rukh Khan)
Shah Rukh Khan and Gauri Khan became proud parents to a baby boy on November 12, 1997, and named him Aryan Khan. Aryan being the first child of Shah Rukh and Gauri, the lovebirds had special memories with him and of his birth moment. In a throwback conversation with Simi Garewal for her show, Rendezvous with Simi Garewal, Shah Rukh and Gauri had reminisced the birth story of their firstborn, Aryan and how were they feeling to be newbie parents.
According to the video synopsis on YouTube, Shah Rukh Khan and Gauri Khan had featured for the interview just two weeks after Aryan Khan was born. Aryan was with Gauri’s mother in the van and in between shoots, Gauri would go, feed him and come back for the interview. To begin with, Simi congratulated the newbie parents and said to Gauri, “Motherhood really suits you. You look lovely. Do you feel like a mother?” To which, Gauri had replied, “I want to feel like a mother, but I feel very tired at the moment.”
When Simi Garewal had asked, “Have you digested this miracle?” Shah Rukh Khan had retorted, “Like you said when we came in, ‘How’s your son?’ So, it’s like, oh you are talking to me! So yeah, it’s great fun.” Simi had further probed the newbie parents, “How did you share the pregnancy? Did you get labour pains?” Shah Rukh had revealed, “I don’t know how a woman reacts when she gets into labour and you’re supposed to breathe with her. But she (Gauri) wasn’t breathing.” To which, Gauri had interrupted, “I was screaming!” Then Shah Rukh had continued, “She was screaming very strangely. Not usually how we see in movies.” Gauri had added, “No nothing like that. I hardly had any labour pain because I had a Caesarean, so I immediately went.”
Simi Garewal had then asked Shah Rukh Khan, “Were you there for the delivery moment?” To this, he had revealed, “Yeah I was there.” Gauri had continued, “He was nearly pulling the baby out and clicking photographs. And the doctors were like, ‘let us do the work.’” Shah Rukh reminisced the operation theatre scene and had shared, “I went in with the mask and everything. I saw everything and really enjoyed the moment. Like I’m not trying to sound morbid or gruesome, but the sight of this nature’s colour of, even the redness of blood, blue and yellow, it’s so translucent that you never see colours like that in life. It's wonderful. And you know, his head came out first and he was a little grey. As soon as he came out, even before they took him out completely, he started crying. Then there is that amazing celebration time in the OT. I don’t know if she was conscious enough to realise this or not. Everybody is like ‘It’s a boy’, holding him upside down.” (Also Read: Aryan Khan's Cosy Dance With Mystery Girl, Fans Wonder If She's His Blogger GF Whom Gauri Approved)
Revealing how did it feel after their son was born, Shah Rukh Khan had recalled, “I don’t know. I was like take him away, I want to see if Gauri is okay because I was not close to him at that point of time. I have known her longer, so I guess…” Sharing how did they decide to name their son, Aryan, Shah Rukh had said, “Just like that. I was sitting in studios one day and I just like the name Aryan.” Gauri had continued, “And then he got the name on the printout, he designed it and begged everyone to like the name in the family.”
“How has he changed your lives?” To which, the proud father, Shah Rukh Khan had remarked, “I like toys a lot since childhood. Even now, it’s very strange that I’m over 30 and I still like toys. So, for me, he’s the best toy. It’s like a walking, talking doll and he’s got some amazing expressions. He doesn’t give a damn about the fact that I’m his father. He’s very sweet, a very quiet child. He doesn’t cry too much.”
When asked how he feels that there’s another Khan who would want Gauri’s attention now, Shah Rukh Khan had replied, “She should be the one to worry as we Khans are going to stick together. We Pathans are like that. Well, I have no such problem, he can ignore me. We’d be friends. We’d be pals. Even now I feel that he likes me better.” Gauri had continued, “And I am sure it’s going to happen. He’s going to spoil him rotten.” Shah Rukh had further added, “I have just told him that when he’s 3 or 4 years old, he can run after girls and he can smoke. He can womanize.” When Simi shockingly had said, “When he’s 3!?” Shah Rukh had retorted, “Yeah, it’s nicer to start early. You know, you should enjoy everything. He should have fun. He should do everything I have not done.”
Simi Garewal had then asked Gauri Khan if she wants Aryan to be a super-achiever, she had replied, “I don’t know. You know all parents are like, oh when my son grows up, he’ll be a tennis player, he’ll be this. He’ll play cricket. Well, I guess we can’t push our children to do anything because whatever you push them to do, they’ll do just the opposite. So I don’t think you can even think what you want your son to be. You’ll want the world for him but he has to decide.” But do you have any particular dream? “I just want him to be a good boy. That’s it.” She had added, “I just don’t want him to be a spoilt brat which I’m sure he’s going to be.” (Also Read: Shah Rukh Khan's Cute Banter With Aryan Khan, Cheering Suhana Khan In Football Game Is Priceless Gem)
We wish Aryan Khan a very happy birthday!
It was 23 years ago, in November 1997, when Shah Rukh Khan and Gauri Khan were visited by the stork with their firstborn, a little bundle of happiness, Aryan Khan. With the arrival of Aryan in their lives, Shah Rukh and Gauri had tasted the joy of parenthood bliss. The 12thRead More