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When Shah Rukh Khan asked wife Gauri to give him ‘1 year of honeymoon’, promised to quit films if she didn’t like Bollywood

When Shah Rukh Khan asked his wife Gauri to grant him a “year of honeymoon,” he pledged to leave the film industry if she didn’t like it.
When Shah Rukh Khan asked his wife Gauri to grant him a “year of honeymoon,” he pledged to leave the film industry if she didn’t like it.
Shah Rukh Khan married his wife Gauri Khan long before he made his film debut. He’d promised her that if she didn’t like Bollywood, he’d go.

Shah Rukh Khan’s celebrity power has been visible when he appeared in television shows such as Fauji and Circus. After his mother died in April 1991, SRK decided to take the plunge and relocate to Mumbai to try his luck in the movies. However, if Shah Rukh had moved to Mumbai, he and his then-girlfriend Gauri would have lived in separate cities. The two had been dating for a few years, and Gauri was worried about his joining the film industry, so Shah Rukh devised a scheme.

Anupama Chopra’s book, King of Bollywood: Shah Rukh Khan and the Seductive World of Indian Cinema, quotes him as saying, “One year of honeymoon.” According to the book, Shah Rukh promised Gauri that they would try living in Mumbai for a year and that if she did not like Bollywood, he would quit acting completely.

Gauri could see that it would be challenging for them to continue their connection given her parents’ disapproval and the other unknowable factors that could provide a barrier following his relocation to Mumbai. So she made the choice to wed him. If I didn’t marry him at that time, she remarked. Gauri’s parents approved of their marriage when she decided to move to Mumbai with Shah Rukh. Otherwise, “I would never have married him.”

On October 25, 1991, the seventh anniversary of their first meeting, the pair officially got hitched. Gauri was only 21 years old at the time, and Shah Rukh was 26. They were married legally in a courtroom and then had a traditional Hindu wedding.

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