Gauri Khan avoided interviews for this one reason
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Gauri Khan avoided interviews for this one reason

Gauri Khan avoided media interactions for the longest time. Here’s why

brunch Updated: Apr 01, 2017 19:40 IST
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Over the last few years, the world has seen more of Gauri Khan and we’re not complaining. But this change did not happen overnight; it took years for her to be media friendly and Karan Johar points out why.

In a Brunch exclusive story, he shared, “It took me an entire month to get Gauri to agree to be on the cover of Vogue’s second issue in India in January 2008. She didn’t see why she should just because she was Shah Rukh Khan’s (SRK) wife and a mother, however fulfilled she felt in those roles.”

Gauri adds, “When I avoided interviews, it was mainly because I didn’t want to speak only about my personal life. Today, I have something to share about my life which is connected to my work and I’m happy to share my journey.”

Though she’s still wary of ‘the first lady of Indian cinema’ tag. Gauri is aware that there could be a perception that SRK’s wife is getting all this work because she’s SRK’s wife. She says, “I’m sure I will reach a position in my life where people will understand it’s not about being Mrs Shah Rukh Khan, but about the work I do. It may take a few years but I’m ready to wait. I want people to know we mean business.”

From HT Brunch, March 26, 2017

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First Published: Apr 01, 2017 19:40 IST