Posted Wed, October 12, 2011 8:00pm IST

Of course, the King Khan cannot possibly accept the gift of a car that is not a part of the brand he endorses, but wifey Gauri can. But an outdated model of that firang import? Now that, wethinks, is not done! Read on to know more…

Shahrukh Khan’s wife Gauri, who is also the producer of RA.One, got a big gift Tuesday night from the folks at Volkswagen – the luxury sedan, Phaeton. While the star wife looked visibly delighted at being presented the plush automobile, we wonder if she knew that the car she was being given with so much fanfare is actually a model on which Volkswagen was offering a discount of – hold your breath – Rs 25 lakh! We hear that the new model is gonna be out soon and the auto firm wants to phase out the old one. On the plus side, wethinks Gauri looked absolutely gorgeous in a red number at the event, with her adoring hubby gazing fondly and proudly at her. Shahana Goswami, who stars in RA.One, stunned and pleasantly surprised us with her ravishing look in the ‘G.One’ colour, blue, as she sat at the same table. Shahrukh, meanwhile, maintained a low profile and went on to the stage only once. He did not even pose for pictures or say much, but did a little dance to Chammak challo. We understand, SRK, after all, you are the brand ambassador for Hyundai in India. But does Gauri really prefer to be pampered with an old German luxury car rather than a not-so-lux but newer Hyundai? Is ‘old’ truly gold or is ‘new’ a better watchword? We wonder… See SRK-Gauri pictures below

Photos: Eshan Shetty |

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