Gauri, SRK off to Italy to celebrate birthday

As Gauri Khan turns 40 on October 8, she wants to do something special this birthday. She wants to spend a quiet birthday with her family and close friends. Like every year, she does not want any big bash and wants to do something unique. She with her family and close friend Kaajal Anand will fly down to Italy. Karan Johar will also follow them.

As the source puts it, "Gauri did not want her birthday to be a media event. She is a very private person and wanted to ring in her 40th birthday doing things that they can't do otherwise. By going on a holiday and indulging in all the touristy things like sightseeing, eating out and shopping."

Gauri preferred Rome as it is her favorite holiday spot and few people will recognize them in Italy. "They don't want people chasing them for snapshots and autographs. They want to be anonymous."

Last year, Gauri celebrated birthday at Mannat.