Would you stay here when you can finally travel?
Gauri and Shah Rukh Khan fans are jumping with joy as the celebs decide to become the first Bollywood hosts on Airbnb, the vacation rental platform. All you have to do is express what Shah Rukh Khan’s signature ‘open arms welcome’ mean to you by November 30, 2020 and you can win an overnight stay at their swanky home located in the posh lanes of Panchsheel Park, South Delhi on February 13, 2021. The couple winner will be announced on December 15, 2020, by a selection committee.
There’s something intimate about celebrities whose whole lives have been a silent cinema for fans. Watching King Khan weave magic through Indian cinema over the last 32 years has been ecstatic. Not to mention the role that Gauri has played in his success while blooming in her own profession as an interior designer.
Now the power couple of Bollywood has joined hands with Airbnb to offer a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to peek into their home in Delhi, which reeks of nostalgia and a sense of belonging. Filled with personal keepsakes and mementoes from their travels, the home is a reflection of Gauri and Shah Rukh Khan’s journey together first as a couple, then as a family.
Designed with love by Gauri Khan, the home is marked by bold hues, richly textured walls, colourful tapestries, an impressive art collection, and glittering chandeliers that cast a welcoming glow. The natural light from many windows captures the abundance of warmth that is much-appreciated during Delhi winters. And its floor-to-ceiling French doors open to an expansive garden packed with a duvet of floral hues.
The most telling design element, however, is a deeply personal aesthetic that captures the family’s many memories over the years. Photographs and knick-knacks line a wall in the master bedroom; son Aryan’s first badminton racket; daughter Suhana’s make-up brushes and the butterflies she collected; son AbRam’s first birthday gift of an exquisite silver mirror and comb; original negatives of Shah Rukh Khan’s favourite film. Another wall is adorned with the handmade cards exchanged by Gauri and Shah Rukh Khan during their early days of courtship. It is these personal touches, more than anything, that makes this house such a welcoming place to call home.
“The city of Delhi holds a special place in our hearts and will always be home for us. Each visit brings back cherished memories of our early days here, and we are thrilled to partner with Airbnb to host guests in our Delhi home. Airbnb has made us feel at home throughout our travels across the world, and we are excited to open the doors of our own home through this exclusive partnership,” said the Khans.
For the winning duo, a day in the life of the Khans will include a curated itinerary by Gauri, a lavish meal of the family’s favourite foods, a movie marathon of King Khan’s biggest hits, and personal keepsakes as souvenirs for you to take home. You will also get a luxury car for use throughout your stay, including pick-ups and drop-offs at Indira Gandhi International Airport or other locations in Delhi.
To participate, apply here.
This article first appeared on Lifestyle Asia India.