Shah Rukh Khan and Gauri Khan are Bollywood’s renowned couple. They have been a symbol of love and resilience since their marriage in 1991. The couple, blessed with three children – Aryan, Suhana, and AbRam – have consistently set high relationship standards. However, their journey to matrimony wasn’t without obstacles, as Gauri’s family initially opposed their union.

Shah Rukh and Gauri’s Love Story

Gauri Khan once candidly revealed the intense disapproval her brother Vikrant Chibber harbored towards Shah Rukh prior to their marriage. This narrative is elaborately described in Anupama Chopra’s “King of Bollywood: Shah Rukh Khan and the Seductive World of Indian Cinema.” Gauri, in a 1994 Filmfare interview, shared how her brother was fiercely protective. She added that he was contemplating extreme measures if he caught Shah Rukh glancing at her.

“He’s a very cool, laid-back guy but whenever he saw Shah Rukh he saw red. He was very possessive about me and he had murder on his mind every time he caught Shah Rukh looking at me.” Furthermore, Gauri recounted how Vikrant often threatened physical violence against Shah Rukh. This left the actor irritated but tolerant, understanding Vikrant’s protective instincts as an elder brother.

Vikrant’s Threats to Acceptance

Speaking of double standards in dating, Gauri highlighted the gender disparity in her family. While her brother was freely dating in the 12th standard, she faced restrictions even liking a boy in the 9th grade. Gauri met Shah Rukh during this period, marking the beginning of their storied romance.

Gauri’s family, particularly her parents, were apprehensive about her relationship with Shah Rukh, given the differences in their religion and his acting career. Reports suggest that Gauri’s mother even sought astrological intervention to end their relationship.

In a striking revelation from Chopra’s book, it was mentioned that Vikrant once threatened Shah Rukh with a gun, a testament to the lengths he would go to protect his sister. However, Shah Rukh remained undaunted by these threats, a reflection of his unwavering commitment to Gauri.

The couple’s journey to acceptance and love, overcoming familial objections and cultural barriers, is a testament to their strong bond and mutual respect, making them one of Bollywood’s most admired and enduring couples.