Shah Rukh Khan’s wife Gauri launches coffee table book, gives fans a look into their home

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Malay Mail
Malay Mail

KUALA LUMPUR, March 27 — Ever wondered what the inside of Bollywood icon Shah Rukh Khan’s house looks like?

Well, wonder no more with My Life in Design, the newly-launched coffee table book written by Gauri Khan, Shah Rukh Khan’s wife of 32 years and successful interior designer in her own right.

The 198-page book contains previously unseen photos of Mannat, the 27,000 square feet six-storied sea-facing Mumbai property that Shah Rukh bought in 2001 and Gauri renovated, designed and decorated herself.

Yesterday (March 26), Gauri announced the launch of her book on Instagram with a beautiful family photo.

The Khans — Gauri, Shah Rukh, daughter Suhana, 22 and sons Aryan, 25 and AbRam, nine — looked divine in matching black outfits.

Gauri shared the photo with the caption: “Family is what makes a home... Excited for the @penguinindia coffee table book... coming soon.”

In My Life in Design, Gauri charts her journey as a designer and shares the thought processes that went into designing Mannat.

Shah Rukh gives an endearing foreword in which he says: “I am excited to see what she has included in her book, and if by chance she has designed some space better than what she has done for me, I will force her to give me a discounted makeover for my space.”

In 2022, Mannat (which means grace, favour or praise in Persian) made news when it had diamond name plates installed.

Shah Rukh fans who have already been known to linger outside the mansion in hopes of catching a glimpse of him, started coming to admire the bedazzling addition to the gates.

Gauri later came forth to explain that it wasn’t diamonds but transparent crystals to induce positive energy.

“A lot of people — Shah Rukh’s fans especially — have wondered what lies behind the gated walls of Mannat,” said Gauri in a recent interview with Vogue India.

“A majority of Shah Rukh’s day, when he’s not shooting, is spent in the library.

“We have created a comfortable yet serious ambience. It’s warmly lit, has an old-school vibe to the way the library shelves are designed and is an atmosphere conducive to creativity.”

While Gauri, who set up her own design firm Gauri Khan Designs in 2010, cherishes all the spaces she’s designed over the years, her experience in putting together her family home will always be a treasured memory.

“I would like the readers of this coffee table book to chip in and tell me what work they like more than others, since there are a lot of unseen pictures in the book,” she said.