“Nothing can be worse than what we have just been through."
Gauri Khan broke her silence on her son Aryan Khan’s arrest in October 2021.
She appeared on Koffee With Karan with Maheep Kapoor and Bhavana Pandey.
The trio opened up about their professional and personal lives.
During the show, host Karan Johar asked Gauri about the arrest without naming Aryan.
He said: “It’s been such a tough time for (Shah Rukh Khan) not just professionally but recently with everything the family went through personally. You all have emerged so strongly.
“As a family. I know it hasn’t been easy.
“I know you as a mother and him as a father, and all of us like we’re members of the same family. I feel like I’m your children’s Godparent as well.
“It hasn’t been easy but Gauri I’ve seen you come out even stronger.
“What do you have to say about your own way of handling tough times, when families go through something like that.”
Gauri responded: “Nothing can be worse than what we have just been through.
“But where we all stand as a family, I can say that we are in a great space. We feel loved.
“All our friends, and so many people whom we didn’t know, so many messages and so much love. We feel blessed. We are grateful to everyone who helped us.”
In October 2021, Aryan was arrested by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) in a drugs case.
He spent 25 days in jail as it was alleged that he was part of a larger drugs conspiracy or an international trafficking syndicate.
The NCB could not find any evidence and Aryan was released, with all charges dropped.
On Koffee With Karan, Gauri also revealed that Aryan gives her fashion advice.
She said: “I am not allowed to wear full sleeve shirts. I am not allowed to wear many things. He doesn’t like jackets on me.”
Gauri Khan also spoke about the downsides to being Shah Rukh Khan’s wife, revealing that she has lost jobs.
“When considering a new project, there are some people who consider me as a designer.”
“But there are also times when it does not work out that way because at times, sometimes people do not want to get attached to the baggage of working with Shah Rukh Khan’s wife.
“It works against me 50% of the time.”
Maheep Kapoor also opened up about the struggles her husband Sanjay Kapoor went through.
She said: “There were times when Sanjay was sitting at home for years with no work. Money was tight.
“My kids have grown up seeing that along with the glamour and glitz.
“The people around me at times did make me feel like we were the unsuccessful wing of the Kapoor family.”