When Gauri Khan said, ‘I respect Shah Rukh’s religion, but that doesn’t mean I would convert’ | Bollywood

Actor Shah Rukh Khan and wife-interior designer Gauri Khan have been wedded for over three decades. Did you realize Gauri‘s parents were initially opposed to their union as Shah Rukh was a Muslim? In the premiere season of Koffee with Karan, Gauri had expressed her views on converting her religion and stated that she honors Shah Rukh‘s faith, just as he respects hers.

Shah Rukh Khan and Gauri Khan dated for several years before tying the knot.

What Gauri sharedIn a clip from that Koffee with Karan episode that has surfaced on Instagram, Gauri was seen on the sofa along with Hrithik Roshan‘s then-wife Sussanne Khan. In that installment, Gauri remarked, “Aryan [Khan] is so attached to Shah Rukh, that he would embrace his religion I believe. He will always claim, ‘I am a Muslim.’ And when he says this to my mother, she responds, ‘What do you mean?’ She’s coming to terms with it and it is a fact.” Access exclusive insights to the newest updates on India’s general elections, only on the HT App. Download Now! Download Now! ‘Shah Rukh would not disrespect my faith’She continued, “There is an equilibrium. I honor Shah Rukh’s faith but that doesn’t imply that I would convert and become a Muslim. I don’t subscribe to that. I think everyone is an individual and observes their faith. But, evidently there should be no dishonor. Like Shah Rukh would not dishonor my faith as well.”

A few years ago during his appearance on the sets of Dance Plus 5, Shah Rukh had mentioned, “We have never discussed Hindu-Muslim aspects. My wife is Hindu, and I am a Muslim. And our children are Hindustan. When my daughter was small, at school, they had to state their religion. One time, she came to me and asked, ‘Papa, what religion are we?’ I simply noted in her form, ‘We are Indian, no religion.’ That’s how it should be.”

Shah Rukh and Gauri Khan tied the knot on October 25, 1991. They have three children–Aryan, Suhana, and AbRam. The entire family was in a celebratory mood recently as their team KKR clinched the IPL title for the third time. Shah Rukh was seen giving Gauri a heartfelt embrace and also planting a kiss on her forehead. Gauri shared a photo where she and Shah Rukh posed with the IPL trophy. Both of them beamed for the camera. She captioned the post, “Winners @kkriders (red heart and star eyes emojis).”

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