Gauri Khan, interior designer and wife of actor Shah Rukh Khan, once said that the term “star wife” made her “crazy”. In an old interview with filmmaker Karan Johar for the Hindustan Times, he asked her about being a ‘star wife’. Calling it weird, Gauri added that she wants people to treat her like ‘a normal human being’. Talking about her work, she said that when designing a space, she wanted people to feel like it was the best they had ever seen. (Also read | Photo of Shah Rukh Khan releases photo of Gauri Khan, Namrata Shirodkar and Sangeeta Bijlani)
Speaking to Karan for the Hindustan Times, Gauri Khan said: “The term drives me crazy. Sounds very strange to me. If only people can treat me like a normal human being, take me as a woman of today instead of branding me as a star wife. I’m not introducing myself to anyone and I’m not overly ambitious. All it takes is waking up in the morning, going to the gym, feeling healthy, working, being creative, coming home with the kids.”
She also added, “I want to do a really good job. I may not become a world-renowned designer as I didn’t start in my 20s. But it’s never too late to do something in life and when I design a space, I want it to be the best home or office they’ve ever seen. When people walk into my new store, they have to say it’s the best store they’ve ever seen. Everything I touch has to turn to gold or look beautiful. A goal, something to look forward to. It’s gratifying and I feel like a complete woman today.”
Gauri is an alumnus of the National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT). Over the years, Gauri has designed various spaces for many celebrities. She designed the nursery for Karan’s children, the homes of actors Ranbir Kapoor and Sidharth Malhotra and renovated the apartment of actress Jacqueline Fernandez. She also designed a ballroom for Nita and Mukesh Ambani’s Antilia. Gauri was named on Fortune India’s Most Powerful Women list a few years ago.
Gauri often travels with his friends. She recently met fashion designer Manish Malhotra and actor-turned-author Twinkle Khanna in London. Earlier, Gauri went on vacation to Rome and posted photos with Amitabh Bachchan’s daughter Shweta Bachchan. Before that, she took a trip to Milan.
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