“From Humble Beginnings to Iconic Status: The Story of Shah Rukh Khan and Gauri’s Purchase of Mannat”
Shah Rukh Khan and Gauri’s purchase of their iconic home, Mannat, was a significant milestone in their journey to success. It is often reported that the couple bought the property when they had “not too much money,” which speaks volumes about their hard work and determination.
Following their purchase of Mannat, Shah Rukh Khan’s career took off, and he became one of the most prominent Bollywood actors of his time. As his success grew, so did the value of Mannat, which has now become an iconic landmark in Mumbai.
From Humble Beginnings to Iconic Status: The Story of Shah Rukh Khan and Gauri’s Purchase of Mannat”
Today, Mannat is estimated to be worth over 200 crores ($27 million), and it is one of the most expensive homes in India. The property has been extensively renovated over the years, with the addition of a personal movie theatre, a gym, and a swimming pool.
Despite the couple’s immense success, they have remained grounded and humble, always giving back to the community. Shah Rukh Khan and Gauri often open their doors to visitors who wish to catch a glimpse of their luxurious abode. Their journey from humble beginnings to their current status as Bollywood royalty serves as an inspiration to many.
Shah Rukh Khan has contributed the foreword to Gauri Khan’s book
On Monday night in Mumbai, Shah Rukh Khan launched his wife Gauri Khan’s coffee table book, “My Life in Design.” During the event, the couple shared with the media the story behind Gauri Khan’s venture into designing, which began with their own home in Bandra, Mannat. Shah Rukh Khan, who wrote the book’s foreword, revealed that during their early days, they had bought a bungalow but didn’t have enough money to furnish it. They had planned to hire a designer, but upon realizing that the fees were beyond their budget, Shah Rukh Khan turned to his wife Gauri to design the house, a decision that kickstarted her journey as a designer.
In his interaction with the media, Shah Rukh Khan shared, “We didn’t have too much money, but we managed to buy a bungalow. However, it was kind of broken and we needed to rebuild it. We didn’t have money to furnish it. We called upon a designer, but his fees were beyond our budget. That’s when I suggested to Gauri that she design the house. That’s how Mannat started. Over the years, we kept buying small things for the house with the money we earned.”
Take a look at some of the pictures from last night:
He concluded by saying, “she started with that whole aspect and now has gone on to design any and everything that we buy in the house.”
Addressing the media, the actor Pathaan also had a message for everyone, especially young people: never let go of your dream to be creative. He shared, “During the first 23-24 years of our married life, we were so busy settling down in Mumbai that Gauri didn’t realize there was a part of herself she needed to express. This book represents that aspect of her. To all the young people and anyone who has put their creative dreams on hold, I want to say that it’s never too late to start pursuing them.”
After inadvertently revealing that his wife, Gauri, began her career in her “mid-forties,” the actor’s sense of humor took over as he quipped, “Of course, she’s only 37 now. In our family, we age backwards!”
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