Bollywood's King Shah Rukh Khan and Gauri Khan are one of the most loved and top-notch Jodi's in the industry. The couple got married in 1991 and during that time SRK was climbing the peak of his success in the industry. The Dilwale star was not that prominent during the time of his marriage. Even some of his in-laws had doubts about his future. Yes, your that right! SRK revealed the same in an old interview and recalled how he trolled his in- laws who were doubtful about his interfaith wedding with Gauri.
Years ago in an interview with actress Farida Jalal, Shah Rukh revisited his wedding ceremony with Gauri and was asked to give a glimpse of what was the surrounding reaction. SRK recalled an incident about trolling his in-laws.
SRK said, “I remember her whole family had come. Old fashioned people. I respect them all and their beliefs. And at that old fashioned reception, everyone was sitting around. I arrived there at 1.15. Everyone started whispering, ‘Musalman ladka hai… kudi da naam badal jauga kya? Musalman ho jaugi (The boy is a Muslim. Will he change the girl's name? Will she become a Muslim too)', they were all saying in Punjabi. So I suddenly got up at 1.15, said, ‘Gauri chalo burka pehno, namaaz padte hain, chalo uthke chalo sabke sab ab’ (Gauri let's go, wear your burka, it's time to read the namaz)'. Unki poori family aise hogai (shocked) ki ye toh abhi change hogaya ekdum (Her entire family was shocked how quickly I had flipped)."
The Kuch Kuch Hota Hai actor further stated, "So maine kaha ‘dekhiye ye toh burkhe mein rahegi aaj ke baad, ye ghar se bahar nahi niklegi, aur iska naam hum Ayesha kardege, and she will be like this (See now she will stay in the burka, will not step out of the house. We will change her name to Ayesha and that's how it will be)."
After that incident, the actor mentioned how the opinions changed. “So I had a lot of fun but the lesson in all of this is that one respects religion but it should not come in the way of love. But it was a great wedding and it's still going strong. Now a time has come that her family loves me more than they love her,” he said.
Meanwhile, Shah Rukh Khan will be next seen in his forthcoming movies Pathaan and Dunki and Atlee's next. With Pathaan, he is making his comeback in Bollywood after 4 years. He was last seen in the 2018 released Zero opposite Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma.