Bollywood actor Saif Ali Khan will yet again welcome a new member into his family. This time, his sister Soha Ali Khan will be the proud mother of a child, according to recent reports in Indian media.
Within a span of a few months, Saif Ali Khan has much to rejoice for. After the birth of his son Taimur Ali Khan Pataudi, Saif will now be the proud uncle as his sister Soha Ali Khan confirmed news that she was pregnant.
“Yes it’s true… Soha and I are very happy to announce a joint production coming later this year – our first child! 🙂 We feel blessed and thank you all for your good wishes,” said Kunal Kemmu, Soha’s husband.
Soha Ali Khan and Kunal Kemmu got married on January 25, 2015. On December 20, 2016, Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor Khan became the proud parents of a baby boy they went on to name Taimur.
The naming of the child incited fury and anger on Twitter, as Taimur is a name not popular in India since it was the name of a conqueror who sacked Delhi.
Actor Saif Ali Khan comes across as any other father — restrained, rational and a little “awkward” when he talks about his children. In December, Saif became father for the third time as he welcomed son Taimur Ali Khan Pataudi with wife Kareena Kapoor Khan. Speaking about Taimur at Express Adda on Tuesday, Saif spoke about his dreams for the little one and his expectations of himself as a father.
He said he wants Taimur to have the freedom to follow whichever religion he wants. In a family where there have been inter-faith marriages generation after another, Saif wouldn’t have it any other way for his son. “My wife and I will try that our son will be a wonderful ambassador of the country. He will be free to choose whatever religion he likes. I want him to be a liberal, open-minded and down-to-earth guy the way we are,” the actor said during the hour-long session.
Actor Saif Ali Khan on Tuesday said people are overreacting when they talk about intolerance and this kind of thing has been happening in India for a long time. In conversation with The Indian Express Deputy Editor Seema Chishti at the Express Adda in Mumbai, the actor said: “It’s nothing new. The voices that you hear, I think, because of social media have become easy to hear but they have always been there.”
Saif not only answered all questions lobbed at him, he did it with panache and empathy. Asked about India turning more right wing, he said: “Things are changing. Everything is becoming a little more right-wing. But that’s not happening only in India, it’s happening across the world.” He went on to narrate an incident in Paris restaurant where he was having dinner with an Italian filmmaker. “We started chatting. After a few minutes he said, ‘Oh! You are a Muslim?’ I said, ‘Yes.’ he replied, “Don’t tell anyone!” I kind of smiled and thought that this is the prevalent attitude now. I feel it less in my own country than in some places abroad,” the actor said.