An old interview of Saif Ali Khan is going viral on social media, in which he says that he had to buy the property which he got from the earnings of his films. After the death of his father Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi, Pataudi Palace was under lease near Nimrana Hotels, which was used as a luxury property till 2014.
Speaking to Mid-Day, Saif Ali Khan said, “When my father passed away, Pataudi Palace was being rented near Nimarna Hotels. Aman (Nath) and Francis (Wexburg) were running the hotel. ‘Francis died, he asked me,’ Do I want to return to the Palace? ‘ I said, ‘Yes I want to.’ Then he said, ‘You have to pay a lot of money for this.’
‘I have not inherited anything’
Saif said, “By earning continuously, I left the palace. I also got the house, which I had inherited from the earnings of films.” You cannot stay away from the past. Especially not from his family at all. That’s how I grew up, but I inherited nothing. ‘
In the same interview, Saif said of his past, ‘I was born and raised in Bombay. My father lived with my mother (Sharmila Tagore) in a flat on Carmichael Road. I went to the church and spent time in a Bombay gym. ‘
World was a world which was influenced by my father more than films. He had just finished his cricket career. I was 4–5 years old at the time of his last test series. My mother says that he (father) abdicates his responsibility. His mother took care of Bhopal and Pataudi. When he was old, we moved to Delhi to live with him where he had a very beautiful and big house, which the Government of India gave him life due to land, property and other agreements.