Saif Ali Khan is one of the most stylish and talented actors we have in Bollywood. The present Nawabof Pataudi is the son of the one of India's greatest cricketers, the late Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi, who held the title before Saif. He is now the owner of the very famous Pataudi Palace, his ancestral palace. The actor has now revealed that he had to earn back the palace, which was rented after his father Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi's death. In an interview with Mid-day, the actor spoke about the struggle he faced to get the palace back.
"People have a certain fixed notion. For that matter, even [with] Pataudi [palace], when my father [Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi] died, it got rented to Neemrana Hotels. Aman [Nath] and Francis [Wacziarg] used to run [the hotel]. Francis passed away. He'd said that if I wanted [the palace] back, I could let him know. I said that I want it back. They held a conference, and said, okay, you have to give us lots of money!"
He also revealed that he had to get it back from the money he had earned by doing films.
"The house I'm 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 is history, culture, beautiful photographs; and, of course, some land. It has been a privileged upbringing. But there's been no inheritance."
Saif Ali Khan spoke about an interesting phase of his life.
"My father sent me to an ad agency to get a job, because I was partying a lot. One of my jobs was to make religious calendars for the Birlas. The only creative [call] was whether we should put Lord Vishnu in October, or November. I soon lost interest!"
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On the work front, Saif Ali Khan was last seen in Laal Kaptaan. However, the film flopped badly at the box office. He is now awaiting for the release Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior, which also features Ajay Devgn. Stay tuned to BollywoodLife for more scoops and updates.
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