Shah Rukh and Gauri Khan are still Bollywood’s hottest couple even after 27 years of marriage. An industry where marriage loses its charm very fast, this story is certainly worth telling. Even after 3 children and nearly 3 decades of marriage, their love for each other is reflected in their eyes. How it all started? Let us take you through their beautiful and magical love story.
Love at first sight
Just like a story from a fairy tale, Shah Rukh fell for Gauri when he first saw her at a party. She turned down SRK when he asked her for a dance saying she is waiting for her boyfriend. Later he came to know the guy in question is her brother. Thus, he again called her with a cheeky comment, ‘mujhe bhi apna bhai samjho.’ (Consider me your brother too!). Thus began the love story of the duo.
The nervous date
Being the king of romance you would expect SRK’s capability to sweep any lady off her feet. In reality, he was quite the opposite. He shyly asked her for the first date and she said yes. It took place on October 25, 1984, in Panchsheel Club, Delhi. According to a media report, they ‘sat by the pool and nervously sipped colas.’ The date that didn’t even last 5 minutes actually sealed the fate of this couple. They kept on ‘dating’ like this for almost a year.
Possessiveness got in the way
Though they were coming closer to each other, Shah Rukh’s possessiveness made Gauri rethink their relationship. So, one day after celebrating her birthday at his place, she left for Mumbai without informing him.
Two bodies one soul
This is when he realized, she isn’t just a girlfriend but love of his life. Borrowing money from his mother, he set out on the journey of finding Gauri in Mumbai. Finally, he found her sitting at the beach. Just like any SRK film, their eyes met and they started crying realizing the true love.
Family and marriage
They both were very young and SRK wasn’t settled. Not to forget the fact that Gauri was a Hindu Brahmin while SRK Muslim. Also, he was going to join films that presented a future filled with uncertainty. Despite so many hurdles, the couple didn’t lose their hope. After lots of convincing they finally tied the knot.
The couple is still going strong and the best thing is they never shy away from showing their love. It’s no secret that King Khan often showers his lady love with gifts to celebrate the happiness of being together. Here are some of the adorable pictures of the couple that will make you go ‘aww.’