Farah Khan, the host of the Television chat show Tere Mere Beech Mein put her best friend Shahrukh Khan in a fix when she asked him whether his darling wife Gauri ever cooked for him, as is normally the Indian tradition, SRK had to blurt the truth, "When Gauri and I were newly married, my mother-in-law was very disturbed and hassled. Punjabi hain meri mother in law ..." and she told 'Agar tenu khaana naahi pakaana aauga (if you won"t know cooking).. The way to man"s heart is through his stomach.. aur agar accha khaana nahi khilaaogi toh tenu chaad de ga..(if you won"t cook good food for him then he will leave you!"."
Shahrukh was at his best in saying, “She came to Mumbai and enrolled Gauri in a cooking class. In two days, it was good that she came and then she went back. I am just joking! The next time she came, she asked me how I liked Gauri's cooking & praised Gauri a lot. Then I learnt that after my mother in law returned, Gauri enrolled the maids for the cooking class and never went for it herself."
Shahrukh did not mince words in revealing Gauri"s special manner of dealing with gifts, "Normally all the gifts I've given Gauri in the last 24 years, she always accepts it and gives me a casual hug in front of all thanking me and 99.9% of the time, she returns the gift and takes something else in its place.." So when Farah asked what gifts he got from Gauri, a thoughtful Shahrukh replied wonderfully.
"Gauri has not given me a single gift... Unka excuse hai aur bolne kaa tareeka hai, "what can I give a man who has everything including me? I was in London after my spine injury and I bought some oversized T-shirts. I couldn't wear them and then I asked Gauri to retun those and get something else. Gauri said that in London we can't exchange them. Later my friends said that Gauri had exchanged the T-shirts and got a hand-bag for herself saying that I was in hospital and what would I do with the new T-shirts, instead a handbag will be more useful."