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Did you know that Shah Rukh Khan had met Gauri for the first time when he was merely 18 years old, and Gauri was 14, in a party? And that their first date was at Delhi's Panchshila Club? Did you know that once Gauri had moved to Mumbai without even telling Shah Rukh, after a big fight? And that Shah Rukh had followed Gauri to the city with just ten thousand rupees in his pocket? Today we've brought to you such unbelievable, yet true anecdotes of Shah Rukh Khan and Gauri Khan's love story. Scroll down to know what had Shah Rukh chosen between Gauri and movies, in an interview! (Recommended Read: When Amrita Singh Had Blushingly Sang 'Tum Aa Gaye Ho' For Saif Ali Khan, His Reaction Was Priceless)
In the biography of King Khan, written by popular film-critic, Anupama Chopra, she had thrown light on untouched aspects of the superstar's life. His biography titled King of Bollywood: Shah Rukh Khan and the Seductive World of Indian Cinema unveils a lot of unfiltered secrets. The most interesting parts of his biography are the raw anecdotes of Shah Rukh and Gauri's exemplary love story! From sipping colas by a swimming pool on their first date, to how he would call her at her home under a false name, Shaheen. From Shah Rukh growing too possessive that Gauri had left him once. From how he got her to forgive him to how he had convinced her parents to let her marry him, the book reveals all! Scroll down to know what had Shah Rukh said when he was asked to choose between his wife, Gauri Khan and the movies!
The whole story had begun in 1991, when Shah Rukh and Gauri had gotten married, even before his debut film, Deewana had released. Shah Rukh Khan was signed for Chamatkar and filmmaker F.C Mehra had asked Shah Rukh to postpone his wedding until the release of Chamatkar, in hopes to cash in Shah Rukh's aura to charm the ladies. Shah Rukh had denied and when pressurised, had said he would rather quit the film! In an article published in the Stardust in 1992, Shah Rukh was quoted as saying, "My wife comes first. And I can tell you this much that if ever I am asked to make a choice between my career and Gauri, I’ll leave films…I mean I would go insane but for her. She’s the only thing I have…I love her body. I am hooked to her." Now, how can someone not fall for this!
Once in a conversation with Simi Grewal, when Gauri was asked if Shah Rukh had always been protective and possessive for her, she had said, "It was possessiveness. It has turned to protectiveness. He was disgustingly possessive, he was sick. He wouldn’t let me wear a white shirt because he thought that it was transparent. It was a kink in the mind, I think." Shah Rukh had weighed in on this and had said, "I knew her but nobody knew that I knew her, so there was this whole feeling of lack of ownership. Whether it’s a man or a woman, I think both of them want to have it. So one just felt like...somehow to control, and I had become very cheap." (You May Also Like: When Alia Bhatt Had Picked Ranbir Kapoor As First Contestant For Her 'Swayamvar' If It Ever Happens)
There's one very famous anecdote of Shah Rukh conning Gauri on their honeymoon, about which Shah Rukh also talked in David Letterman show! So the story goes something like this, when the star had tied the knot with Gauri, he was earning so low that he couldn't afford to take his wife on a honeymoon. Although he had promised Gauri that he would take her to Paris, but had wound up in Darjeeling instead, and that too on the false pretexts of being in Paris! Yes, Shah Rukh Khan had revealed that neither he had the money nor he had the air tickets for Paris, but somehow he had convinced her to accompany him to Darjeeling, where they had to shoot a song for Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman. And Shah Rukh had innocently revealed his intentions behind the same, citing that he had thought that Gauri hasn't travelled abroad ever, so she wouldn't know much. So he had taken her to Darjeeling 20 days after their wedding, on the pretext of Paris! (Also Read: Salman Khan Had Talked About Aishwarya And Abhishek Bachchan's Marriage In This Throwback Interview)
No wonder Shah Rukh and Gauri are an exemplary couple, who are going strong after 29 years of being together!