Actor Shah Rukh Khan’s wife Gauri Khan isn’t simply a star wife. She is a producer (associated with their production house Red Chillies) and has over time carved a niche for herself as an interior designer. Gauri recently won the Bombay Times She UnLtd Entrepreneur Award 2019 and going gaga over her achievement is Shah Rukh.
The actor took to Twitter to share his thoughts about Gauri and also shared a link of an interview. He wrote: “I wish she gave me these gems of wisdom about work at home too! I have to read them online…and learn.”
Speaking to Times of India, Gauri explained how she started small and built her business over time. Gauri said: “I had rented out a 700-square feet space to begin with. When your heart is in the right place and you give your best, nothing can go wrong. That has always been my belief.”
Gauri also detailed out how design has been an integral part of her life and how she has been constantly working on the interiors of her homes in Delhi, Goa, Dubai, Mumbai and Red Chillies’ building. She mentioned how having a famous surname has its perks and pitfalls. “On the one hand, it is a big positive — who I am married to and the surname I have. But it does have its negatives as well. Some people feel that they can’t trust you with work. At times, I have had issues where people have felt that probably ‘she doesn’t have it’. The field that I am in requires one to put in a lot of work. Some people feel that a person can be handed a big-scale project only if they have a certain amount of technical knowledge, which an architect does. But interiors cannot be separated from architecture. That is why I have a great team of architects and we have done fabulous work with many projects — be it hotels, restaurants, homes or residential and commercial complexes,” she was quoted as saying.
Gauri has designed the home of many Bollywood celebs including those of actors Sidharth Malhotra, Jacqueline Fernandez and Ranbir Kapoor in the past. On Monday, she had a surprise visitor — actor Madhuri Dixit Nene dropped in at Gauri’s design studio.
Elated, Gauri not only shared pictures of the two of them on social media, she also declared herself to be Madhuri’s die-hard fan. She wrote: “A die hard fan of @MadhuriDixit .. welcome to #gaurikhandesigns.”
Shah Rukh, meanwhile, was last seen in his home production Zero, which turned out to be a dud at the box office. He is yet to announce his new project. Madhuri’s last film, Kalank, too failed to impress at the box office. The two made a hit pair in the 1990s having delivered a number of hits at the box office.