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Just as much as pregnancy and giving birth to a baby is a beautiful phase for a woman that she cherishes for a lifetime, even her partner shares the same excitement and they stand as the pillar of strength and support for his wife. Not much is spoken or written about the role of her partner in the delivery room, but his responsibilities as a father begin the moment his wife goes into labour and he provides her with emotional and physical support. A husband and a wife welcome the baby together in the world and become parents in the labour room, holding each other’s hands with happy tears in their eyes. Let’s see how King Khan of B-town, Shah Rukh Khan had reacted when he had seen his wife, Gauri Khan in labour. (Also Read: Shah Rukh Khan And Gauri Khan Recall Their Firstborn, Aryan Khan's Caesarean Birth Story [THROWBACK])
It was on November 13, 1997, when Shah Rukh Khan and Gauri Khan had embraced parenthood with the arrival of their firstborn, Aryan Khan. Since Aryan is the eldest son of Shah Rukh and Gauri, the first-time experience of the pregnancy, his birth and moments spent with him is indeed cherished by the couple more. Shah Rukh and Gauri have always been each other’s pillars of support and strength through thick and thin, and there was a time when the former had thought that he would lose his wife forever.
As per a Times Of India report, Shah Rukh Khan had revealed in a throwback interview that when Gauri had gone into labour for the first time, he had thought that she would die. Gauri had a Caesarean to deliver Aryan Khan and seeing her in so much pain with all the tubes inserted and his wife completely frozen, Shah Rukh was very scared. Shah Rukh doesn’t like being in a hospital as he had lost his parents there, so when he had seen his fragile wife in extreme labour pain, he was scared of losing her forever. Shah Rukh had also said at that moment, he wasn’t thinking of the baby and was worried about his wife, who was shivering in pain.
Just two weeks after Aryan Khan was born, Shah Rukh Khan and Gauri Khan had come together for an interview with Simi Garewal for her show, Rendezvous with Simi Garewal and had reminisced the birth story of their firstborn and how were they feeling to be newbie parents. 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.” (Also Read: Shah Rukh Khan's Cute Banter With Aryan Khan, Cheering Suhana Khan In Football Game Is Priceless Gem)
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.”
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.”
It has been 28 years since Shah Rukh Khan and Gauri Khan had become husband and wife, and we wish and pray that there are many more decades to come for them (read, an eternity!). Always the more expressive one, Shah Rukh had taken to Instagram on October 25, 2019, to wish his wife, Gauri, a very happy 28th! Posting a beautiful selfie of the two, the doting hubby had written, “Feels like forever, seems like yesterday... Nearly three Decades and Dearly three kids old. Beyond all fairy tales I tell, I believe this one, I have got as beautiful as beautiful can be!” (Also Read: Suhana Khan's Now Public Insta Handle Has Aryan And AbRam Khan's Pictures, Proves 'Bros Before Hoes')
Here's wishing an eternity of happiness and love to the Khan family!