Shah Rukh Khan sings praises of wife Gauri Khan for designing ‘Mannat’ home
Shah Rukh Khan revealed that he asked Gauri to design Mannat as they 'didn’t have money to furnish it'
Shah Rukh Khan heaped praises on his wife Gauri Khan as he spoke about her role in designing and renovating their dream home Mannat.
The Pathan actor joined his wife Gauri for the launch of her coffee table book, My Life in Design, on Monday, where he detailed how they purchased and renovated Mannat.
Shah Rukh, 57, said, “we didn’t realise that Mumbai has a whole system where apartments are more expensive. We were not used to it. We used to live in house next to Taj, which was my director’s house. Whenever we mustered some money, we said let’s buy one house. Then we managed to buy. Then we didn’t have money to furnish it.”
The Chennai Express star recalled meeting with a renowned interior designer, which left him disheartened and added, “of course, we called one designer. The lunch that he served us was telling us how he’ll design this house was way more than the salary I used to earn in a month. So we thought now that we’ve bought it, how do we do this house?”
Speaking of Gauri’s role on designing Mannat, the King Khan shared, “then I said, ‘See Gauri, you have the artistic talent, why don’t you become the designer of the house?’ Mannat started like that. The money that we earned over the years, we kept on buying small things. Once we had little money and we bought leather fur sofa and all the small things we used to buy.”
“It took us a while and that led her to start designing. Starting early without a designer helped her to learn. One thing to the other, she kept on designing stuff. For me its very nice that I don’t have to look for another designer. I think I can scream and shout at her that ‘This is not very nice, change this. Just joking’. It is just easier.”
Shah Rukh and Gauri, the power couple of Bollywood, tied the knot in 1991. The couple share three children, Aryan, Suhana and Abram Khan.