In an industry where marriages soon lose their charm and struggle immensely to survive, the magical love story of Shah Rukh Khan and Gauri is definitely worth telling. Their marriage has survived many tests of time, making them one of the most inspiring and stable couples of Bollywood [Read About The Other 6 Strongest Bollywood Marriages].
The romance of this Bollywood superstar, who is known to be the ultimate on-screen lover, is nothing less than a filmy story in itself. And, we thought of bringing to you, Shah Rukh Khan and Gauri’s beautiful journey of love and marriage. So, here we go.
Love at first sight
Shah Rukh laid eyes on Gauri Chibber for the first time at a common friend’s party in 1984, when he was only 18 years old. He saw her dancing with another boy, and due to his shy temperament, he could not ask her for a dance. When he finally gathered the courage to ask her for a dance, Gauri who herself was not interested, turned him down by saying that she was waiting for her boyfriend. Shah Rukh’s dreams of love shattered at that very moment. But in reality, there was no ‘boyfriend’; it was her brother she was there with. Shah Rukh told in an interview, that later when he came to know about this, he called her and said, “mujhe bhi apna bhai samjho.” (Consider me your brother too!). And, this was how their beautiful relationship began.
SRK becomes a possessive boyfriend
Gauri soon fell for Shah Rukh’s wit, confidence and style, and the two started going out. But, things were not as hunky-dory for these two young lovebirds. Shah Rukh, by nature, was very possessive about Gauri. He did not like her to keep her hair open, let alone talking to other boys. It was then that Gauri realised that she needed a break from this relationship. A day after she celebrated her birthday at Shah Rukh’s place (complete with flowers, gifts and cake), she left for Mumbai with her friends without telling him.
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Realisation of love
It was at this moment Shah Rukh realised his love for Gauri. Shah Rukh, who was very close to his mother, told her what had happened. She not only told him to go after his love, but also gave him ten thousand rupees to help him out. Shah Rukh recalls that he and his friends searched the entire city, but had no luck in finding Gauri. It was only after a very frantic search that he found her at a beach. They both laid eyes on each other and broke down crying while in each other’s arms.
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That moment they realised that both of them could not live without each other and decided to get married. This is when the real drama began.