Saif Ali Khan talked about buying back Pataudi Palace
Saif Ali Khan is called the “Nawab” for all the good reasons. While many believe that it’s all because of his inheritance, a few only know that he actually earned it! That charisma, charm, and class apart attitude that Saif carries is unmatchable. The actor is the son of late Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi, a cricketer and very famous actress Sharmila Tagore. Born in a royal family, Saif never had it the easy way.
Recently in an interview, he revealed how he bought the Pataudi Palace back with the money that he made with films. He said, “People have a certain fixed notion. For that matter, even with Pataudi Palace. When my father Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi died, the palace got rented to Neemrana hotels. Aman Nath and Francis used to run it. Francis passed away. He said if I want it back I should let them know and I said yes I want it back. They held a conference and said, “Okay you have to give us a lot of money. Which I then earned.”
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He went on saying, “so the house I am supposed to have inherited has been earned back through money from films. You can’t live off the past. At least we can’t in our family because there was nothing. There are history, culture, beautiful photographs and of course some land. It has been a privileged upbringing but there’s no inheritance. ”
Saif also recalled his childhood days. He said, “I was born and raised in Bombay. My father lived with my mother in her Carmichael road flat. He had just finished playing cricket. I was 4 or 5 when he played his last test. My mother says he was bunking his responsibilities and his mother was handling things in Bhopal and Pataudi. She got old so we went to Delhi to live with her. She lived in this big, old house in Delhi which was given to her for a lifetime in return of land and other kinds of deals that these old families had made with the government.”
Well, the story did make Saif even more of a Nawab than we thought he was! Follow us on Facebook for more Bollywood updates.