Shah Rukh Khan’s 1994 blockbuster film ‘Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa’ is regarded as one of the best Bollywood rom-coms, and among the many classics that have cemented the Bollywood Badshah’s legacy.

Recently, actress Suchitra Krishnamoorthi, who played the female lead Anna, revealed in an interview that during filming, Khan’s wife Gauri visited the sets. The actress gushed about how Shah Rukh was loving and devoted to his wife, and noted that it was his vulnerability that the director, Kundan Shah, utilised in the film which made it the cult classic it is today.

“We were witnessing it on the set with Gauri. The way he was with Gauri, he used to be like she is made of rose petals, you know the way he used to treat her. It was just so beautiful,” she said.


Recalling her time shooting the film, Suchitra revealed that the Bollywood Badshah was completely reserved, and was especially very shy around women:

“Shah Rukh was very reserved. I used to hang out with Gauri. He used to be quite shy and quiet with me. I think he was shy with women.”

Shah Rukh and Gauri married in October 1991, facing some hurdles because Khan was a Muslim while his wife was from a Hindu family. In a recently resurfaced interview that went viral on the internet, Shah Ruhk chuckled about how he played a prank on Gauri’s family by making them think he would make his wife change her religion after marriage.

“I remember, when their whole family, old fashioned people, I respect them all and respect their beliefs but at that time, in that old-fashioned reception, all of them were sitting there when I came in at 1:15, whispering “Hmmm.. He’s a Muslim boy. Hmm.. Will he change the girl’s name? Will she (Gauri) become a Muslim,” Shah Rukh was seen saying in the video.

“Then, I said ‘OK Gauri, put on your ‘burqa’ and let’s recite the namaaz now’. The whole family stared at us wondering if I had changed her religion already. So I told them, ‘From now on she will wear a burqa all the time, she won’t ever leave the house and her name will be changed to Ayesha and she will be like this’.”

Shah Rukh certainly proved that everything could change but he will remain the king of wit, but what was incredibly moving about this clip is how he declares that all religions must be respected, but it shouldn’t come in the way of love.

“I had a lot of fun, but the lesson in all of this was that one should respect religions, but it should not come in the way of love. But it was a great wedding and it’s still going on strong,” SRK concluded.