By Monisha G Kumar Last Updated:
Shah Rukh Khan's popularity knows no limits. Thousands of his fans gather outside his home, Mannat, and wait for hours just to get a glimpse of their favourite actor. Shah Rukh's humble beginning and his struggle to become the ultimate badshaah of Bollywood has made him one of the most loved actors of Indian cinema.
Shah Rukh Khan is undoubtedly the ruler of millions of hearts, but his wife, Gauri, and their kids, Aryan, Suhana and AbRam are the owners of his heart. Shah Rukh is a doting father who is very protective of his kids and would go to any extent to protect them. Be it guiding them in their career choices or cheering the loudest on their achievements, Shah Rukh's equation with his children cannot be explained in mere words.
While scrolling through our social media, we stumbled upon a throwback picture of Shah Rukh Khan with his toddler, Aryan. The adorable picture was taken from the cover of a magazine in 2002 when Aryan was five-years-old. In the picture, the father-son duo had shared a candid pose. Aryan had looked cute as a cupcake in a green t-shirt, whereas SRK had looked at him with love-filled eyes.
On October 3, 2021, SRK and his family got the biggest blow when Aryan was arrested by the Narcotics Control Bureau after they had raided a cruise ship. The court had rejected Aryan's bail multiple times, however, on October 28, 2021, the star kid was granted bail, and the news had come as a pleasant surprise to SRK and his fans, who had been rooting for Aryan since his arrest.
Mukul Rohatgi, who had appeared for Aryan Khan, revealed that Shah Rukh Khan had tears of joy in his eyes when he met him after the bail hearing. Talking about the same, the former Attorney General said:
"He was a relieved man [today]. He had been a worried man. He used to make his own notes for the case and discuss them with me over the last few days."
In a throwback interview with Rediff.com, Shah Rukh had spilt the beans on why he had chosen the name Aryan for his son, and his reason will make you ROFL. Talking about the same, Shah Rukh had stated:
“We just named him Aryan. I don't know. I just liked the sound of the name. I thought when he tells a girl ki my name is Aryan. Aryan Khan, she'll be really impressed. His looks have come from both of us. Actually, Gauri and I have similar features -- both of us have big eyes and thick lips. I don't know... He's got expressions like mine, I think... But he's a mixture. And no, I haven't changed any diapers!”
For the unversed, it was on November 13, 1997, when Shah Rukh Khan and Gauri had become proud parents with the arrival of Aryan Khan.