Shah Rukh Khan Reveals Why He Chose The Name 'Aryan' For His Elder Son In A Throwback Interview

Shah Rukh Khan is a loving husband and a doting father to his children, Aryan, Suhana and AbRam. In a throwback interview, Shah Rukh had revealed the reason behind naming his son, Aryan.


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Shah Rukh Khan Reveals Why He Chose The Name 'Aryan' For His Elder Son In A Throwback Interview

He came, he saw and he conquered, Shah Rukh Khan is not just a name, it is rather an institution of talents. From his amazing screen presence to stupendous dialogue delivery, there is not even a single girl who had not fallen for this charming man. The king of romance, Shah Rukh Khan has taught the meaning of love to every teenager with his wide-open arms, but it is his begum, Gauri Khan, who is the ruler of his heart. (Also Read: When Shah Rukh Khan Asked His Wife, Gauri Khan To Change Her Name To 'Ayesha' And Wear A 'Burqa')

From a humble beginning to super stardom, Shah Rukh Khan’s journey has inspired millions. The baadshah of Bollywood had gotten married to his ladylove, Gauri on October 25, 1991. On November 13, 1997, the couple had become proud parents to a baby boy, whom they have lovingly named Aryan Khan. In a throwback interview, Shah Rukh had revealed the reason behind naming his son Aryan.

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In a throwback interview with, Shah Rukh had spilled the beans on why he had chosen the name Aryan for his son and his reason will make you ROFL. Talking about the same, Shah Rukh had stated, “We just named him Aryan. I don't know. I just liked the sound of the name. I thought when he tells a girl ki my name is Aryan. Aryan Khan, she'll be really impressed. His looks have come from both of us. Actually, Gauri and I have similar features -- both of us have big eyes and thick lips. I don't know... He's got expressions like mine, I think... But he's a mixture. And no, I haven't changed any diapers!”

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In a meet and greet event, Shah Rukh was asked about his kids, Aryan, Suhana and AbRam and what were his kids' thought about his acting. The Dilwale actor had revealed that his kids, Aryan and Suhana had felt that their father should do one blockbuster film for their sibling, AbRam. He had continued that Aryan and Suhana felt that since they had grown up watching his iconic films like Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, Dil To Pagal Hai and Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, he needs to do one more blockbuster for AbRam so that he also realises how big an actor his father is. (Also Read: Shah Rukh Khan Had Chosen His 'Love' When Asked To Choose Between His Wife, Gauri Khan And Movies)

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In a throwback conversation with Simi Garewal for her show, Rendezvous with Simi Garewal, Shah Rukh had revealed how he had felt after the birth of Aryan. 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.”

Shah Rukh Khan, Gauri Khan, Aryan Khan and Suhana Khan

In an interview with the DNA, Shah Rukh had talked about his relationship with his kids. He had shared how he is as a father and had stated, "I’m a really cool father. When I am with Aryan sometimes, we just lay down in our shorts without our shirts and we crack some dirty jokes. He gets really excited telling me about gaalis he’s learnt. I’m from Delhi and I’ve also been that age and my vocabulary of Hindi gaalis is fantastic (smiles). So, when he tells me one, I tell him that I’ll teach him another version of it. So that’s cool.”


Shah Rukh had also revealed how he and Aryan would discuss cinema, would also make fun of certain family members. Talking about the same, he had shared, “We talk a little about filmmaking because he’s learning that. But he would like to recede from that because he wants to learn it on his own. We watch films and while watching them, we talk about certain aspects of filmmaking. We talk about getting into trouble, picking up fights, how to beat up the other guy or answer back when a guy mess with you. He talks about his ambitions, and where he would like to be one day. But he’s very clear that way. He just wants to be bigger than me and that’s cool. Then, we make fun of family members — he does this, she does this. We also go shopping, buy some boy T-shirts. He’s more colourful than I am, which is nice. He’s not grey, blue and black like me." (Also Read: Unseen Picture Of Dharmendra And His First Wife, Prakash Kaur Attending A Wedding Function Together)

Shah Rukh Khan, Gauri Khan, Aryan Khan, Suhana Khan and AbRam Khan

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