The show delves into how Gauri has aesthetically and with superb flair transformed spaces at Manish Malhotra, Farah Khan, Katrina Kaif, Kabir Khan, Jacqueline Fernandez and Malaika Arora’s homes. Amidst her candid conversations with the celebs, Gauri will be seen bringing the vision of the celebs for their spaces to life alongside giving a sneak peek into her sensibilities when it comes to redoing homes.
Mirchi is all set to drop the first episode of the show on September 16, exclusively on the Mirchi Plus app. Fans can also watch the episodes a week later on the Mirchi Plus YouTube channel. The show will be telecast on Colors Infinity every Sunday from October 2 at 9 pm. Dream Homes With Gauri Khan will not only bring the latest home décor trends and hacks, but will also reveal the behind-the-scenes happenings of revamping the spaces for some of Bollywood’s most talented and creative minds. Excited about Gauri’s new venture and rooting for the show, on Wednesday, Shah Rukh Khan on his social media announced, “@gaurikhan looking forward to seeing you host #DreamHomesWithGauriKhan! coming soon on @mirchiplus App & Youtube Channel from 16th September 2022 (sic).”
In an exclusive chat with Bombay Times, Gauri Khan spoke about her unique sensibilities when it comes to personalising space and stepping in front of the camera to host her new show. Read on…
Producer, interior designer mother and superstar’s wife, you don various hats. What’s Gauri Khan like when no one’s watching?
I am pretty much myself across all these roles just like most women are on a day-to-day basis juggling many roles. I am a very private person, but I enjoy spending time with family and friends.
Designing a house is a very personal, intimate
experience. How do you merge your own aesthetics with what others want?
Designing anything requires a lot of conceptualisation and brainstorming. The first thing I do is sit down and put all the requirements together – the likes, dislikes, aspirations and dreams of the customer. It helps you get an idea of what the people in the home that you are designing would do and what they would use the space for, allowing you to picture it and then start working. With experience, you tend to understand people’s minds better. As you travel more, experiences in life equip you to design multiple spaces for people from different backgrounds and age groups. I have gathered that experience through my travels, being a mother, a student and a designer.
In the show, we see you visiting celeb homes and redoing parts of it. While you have been designing homes for a while now, this is the first time, we will be seeing you doing it for a show, which can be viewed on digital platforms and TV. How was the experience of being a part of Dream Homes With Gauri Khan?
It’s all been very exciting. Though I have done celebrity homes before, doing the same on television is very different and challenging. Also, this is the first time I am hosting a show as well, which I am really looking forward to, as
that is a totally unexplored territory for me.
Speaking of homes, which corner of your house brings you peace and why?
The spaces facing the sea are my favourite. I love sitting there and working, I find it very calming and inspiring at the same time. It’s simple with some comfortable seating so one can lounge there with plants for greenery and some nice lights.
What are you most particular about when it comes to your home?
I love classic designs and don’t like too much clutter in terms of décor.
Do you binge-watch house makeover shows on OTT?
Sometimes, but I do read and travel a lot, which are the biggest inspirations for my designs.
Tell us about your association with Mirchi for this project, in terms of how this collaboration came about. What were your initial thoughts and your overall experience working on this?
Mirchi is known for its unique concepts and associations with personalities from across the industry. Growing up, I have always been fascinated with design. I felt like design and design curation came naturally to me and over time, I honed it further. I have always explored various ways in which I can bring my designs to people through many associations and collaborations. Designing and bringing ideas to life has been a passion, so, when Mirchi approached me with the concept of Dream Homes With Gauri Khan for Mirchi Plus, I was very excited as it was something I have never done in the space of design and, I will be turning host for the first time, which is something completely new to me. The journey of collaborating on this show, locking the designs, mapping it to our dear celeb’s tastes, and capturing their personality into a full-fledged show has been quite an exciting ride. With the pandemic, and lockdowns, it hasn’t been easy, yet today I am most happy to showcase my work and vision as a designer to the world of course, in collaboration with India’s leading entertainment platform — Mirchi Plus.
Episodes of the show can be viewed on Mirchi Plus YouTube channel a week after it drops on the Mirchi Plus app and on Colors Infinity SD and HD, from October 2 onwards, every Sunday at 9 pm. For more updates, follow MirchiPlus on Instagram and Facebook.