Bollywood actor Saif Ali Khan has revealed that despite being called a ‘Nawab’ most of the times, the actor had to earn back his Pataudi Palace after it was rented to a hotel chain post the death of his father Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi. The actor is currently basking in the success of Sacred Games season 2 and has several promising films in his kitty, reports Hindustan Times.Opening up on how he paid a lot of money to earn back the Pataudi Palace, Saif told Mid-Day in an interview, “When my father Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi died, Pataudi palace, got rented to Neemrana Hotels. Aman Nath and Francis Wacziarg used to run the hotel. Francis passed away.”
He added, “So, even the house I’m supposed to have inherited has been earned back through money from films. There is history, culture, beautiful photographs; and, of course, some land. It has been a privileged upbringing. But there’s been no inheritance.”
Talking about his childhood, the actor said, “I was born and even raised in Bombay. My father lived with my mother in her Carmichael Road flat. He had just finished playing cricket. His last Test series was when I was four or five. My mother actor Sharmila Tagore says he was bunking his responsibilities. His mother was looking after things in Bhopal and Pataudi. She’d got old. So we moved to Delhi to live with her.”
Saif and wife Kareena Kapoor, along with their son Taimur, often join Sharmila Tagore at the Pataudi Palace. Kareena had celebrated her birthday this year at the palace in the company of the Khans and sister Karisma Kapoor.
Saif is all set to be seen in his first historical, Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior.
Saif plays Uday Bhan in the film directed by Om Raut.Saif has already wrapped up the shooting of his next, Jawaani Jaaneman. It also stars Tabu, Pooja Bedi’s daughter Alaia Furniturewala and Kubbra Sait and is scheduled to hit theatres by the end of this month.