Catching a glimpse of your favourite celebrity’s home is one thing but spending a night at one is a whole new story. It’s a conversation starter! But guess what… these seemingly far-fetched dreams can now become a reality as Bollywood power-couple Shah Rukh Khan and Gauri Khan have collaborated with Airbnb to open the doors of their Delhi home for an overnight stay. By Bayar Jain
In honour of Shah Rukh Khan’s three-decade-long career in Bollywood, he and his celebrated interior designer wife, Gauri Khan, have now officially become Airbnb hosts for an exclusive overnight stay at their Delhi residence. With the aptly named Home with Open Arms campaign—an ode to the actor’s signature pose—a lucky guest will get the rare opportunity to spend Valentines’ Day eve at the romantic couple’s home.
Located in the posh neighbourhood of South Delhi’s Panchsheel Park, the Khan residence is personally designed by Gauri herself. “Each room is designed in a different sensibility, according to each person’s aesthetic. Aryan [their elder son] is more sporty, Suhana [their daughter] is more feminine, I’m more athletic, Shah Rukh is more minimalist, and AbRam [their younger son] is all over the place. But we’ve managed pretty well, and each room is designed to their design preferences,” says Gauri Khan in an exclusive one-on-one with T+L India.
At the Delhi residence, you can expect to see bold hues replete with natural light shimmering through colourful tapestries and bouncing off glittering chandeliers. French doors opening to an expansive garden aside, photographs and collectables accumulated on countless family adventures dot the walls—each giving an insight into the couple’s journey together: first as a couple; and then, a family. Think Aryan’s first badminton racket; Suhana’s make-up brushes and collected butterflies; AbRam’s first birthday gift—an exquisite silver mirror and comb; original negatives of Shah Rukh’s favourite film; handmade cards exchanged by the couple during the early days of their courtship. “There are so many lovely things over the years which I cherish, and they’re all in my Delhi home,” Gauri says. “When I was designing the place, the idea was all about recreating a place that makes me feel nostalgic and create a space where we can have all our memories close to our hearts.”
Launched today in a virtual event hosted by director Farah Khan, the Home With Open Arms campaign allows Indian residents to stand a chance to experience this nostalgia first-hand. The winning couple—chosen collaboratively by Airbnb and Gauri Khan, herself—will not only spend February 13, 2021, at their Delhi home but will also be rewarded with a curated itinerary developed by Gauri; a luxury car pick-up and drop from the Indira Gandhi International Airport; a personalised welcome note; a lavish meal replete with the Khans’ favourite foods; movie marathon of Shah Rukh Khan’s blockbusters; and personalised keepsakes from the family to take home as souvenirs… the surprises are endless.
Commenting about the campaign, Amanpreet Singh Bajaj, General Manager – Airbnb India, Southeast Asia, Hong Kong and Taiwan, said, “Airbnb offers unique and unforgettable experiences for guests around the world. Today, we are thrilled to partner with Gauri and Shah Rukh Khan on a very special campaign that offers unprecedented access to their home in Delhi. Fans across generations and geographies have long followed the journey of this iconic Bollywood couple, and this rare opportunity to be welcomed into their home is possible only on Airbnb.”
Are you ready to experience the most memorable Valentine’s Eve of a lifetime, courtesy: Airbnb?
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