The ‘Badshah’ of Bollywood, Shah Rukh Khan, who has time and again proved himself to be a family man, opened up about the strong relationship he shares with wife Gauri Khan. In a recent interview with Huffington Post, the 50-year-old actor, while speaking about his bond with his better-half, emphasised that their children have always been the focal point of the relationship.
“Gauri and my relationship has been geared entirely towards raising our children. That’s what eventually happens. Parents become parents at one point and that changes it all. We have a badass 18-year-old, a dainty 16-year-old and then there’s the 3-year-old little gangster. Our conversations, our life together is through the prism of our children. They’ve been our focal point and have literally kept our world intact,” he said.
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The Dilwale (2015) actor even stressed on the point that it’s not easy to be a public figure’s spouse as their “lives” don’t belong to their “partners”. “I’ll tell you something. It’s a little difficult to be a movie star’s spouse. Our lives don’t belong to our partners. They belong to the world. We’re called public figures because we no longer have a private life... To be able to take that for so many years and be able to carve an identity and space for yourself is extremely difficult,” he stated.
“Gauri has been great in making a space for herself, in which she is not identified as Shah Rukh Khan’s wife... she’s made her own identity and that takes a very large heart. To be a partner to a movie star means that you don’t own them. And to continue to be like that without feeling belittled, smaller or unimportant takes a lot,” added SRK.