Archive for Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi

Three generations, one sport! A look at Saif Ali Khan, Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi and Ibrahim’s love for Cricket

Posted in Photos with tags , , , , on June 29, 2018 by saifalikhanonline


Sharmila Tagore talks about Saif Ali Khan’s son Taimur

Posted in Saif Ali Khan with tags , , , , on May 19, 2018 by saifalikhanonline

At a recent event organised in the city, veteran actress Sharmila Tagore was at her candid best. Although the event was titled Motherhood and work-life balance, the ‘Chupke Chupke’, ‘Amar Prem’, ‘Mausam’ and ‘Aradhana’ actress spoke on a variety of subjects including the positive changes in Bollywood since when she was an active part of the industry, her marriage to Tiger Pataudi and her grandson Taimur.

The doting and protective grandmother in Sharmila Tagore came to the fore when one among the audience gushed about her grandson, one-and-a-half-year old Taimur Ali Khan and how everyone found him to be one of the cutest kids. Flashing her dimpled smile, Sharmila said, “He’s very sweet. He’s talking now but not in sentences, yet. He does say Abba and Amma sometimes, but not that clearly. It’s more of mumbling right now. Taimur is like any other child playing his usual things. He likes his car and his toys and he likes books.” But the veteran actress also made it clear, in the same breath, how she disapproved of the attention showered over the kid by people and on social media. “I don’t approve of this social media attention and what they (people) are doing to Taimur. People are really stalking him! They are in front of his school, the play school that he goes too, following him when he’s going with his parents and it’s not really a good thing. Because, at the moment he’s young but he’s still understanding cameras and stuff. So one can’t really not go out, to avoid this attention. There should be some kind of request to the people to lay off Taimur. Or maybe another baby will arrive someday and they will get bored of this one,” she said.

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Saif Ali Khan to attend a remembrance for Tiger Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi

Posted in Saif Ali Khan with tags , , , on March 1, 2018 by saifalikhanonline

NEXT week, the Bishan Singh Bedi Cricket Coaching Trust in New Delhi is putting together a remembrance for its former chairman and co-founder Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi. ‘Tiger’, as Pataudi was called, will be celebrated on the occasion of the 25th year of the academy. His family — wife Sharmila, son Saif Ali Khan and daughter-in-law Kareena Kapoor, and daughters Saba and Soha – are expected to attend. Thespian Naseeruddin Shah has been asked to speak on Pataudi too, and launch a Tiger Pataudi Cricket Nursery. Aamir Khan has also agreed to present the keynote address. Among the guests will be Virat Kohli, Kapil Dev, Rajyavardhan Rathore and Navjot Singh Sidhu.

Saif Ali Khan Keen on Making His Dad’s Biopic, Not Acting in It

Posted in Saif Ali Khan with tags , , , on December 28, 2017 by saifalikhanonline

Saif Ali Khan is keen to produce a biopic on his father, the legendary cricketer Mansoor Ali Khan (the Nawab of) Pataudi. However, he will start the project only if he finds an actor perfect for the role. The actor admitted that there is not enough footage of his father, so getting into character will take a lot (despite mom Sharmila Tagore’s contribution?).

As most of his father’s feats and glories happened when he was young, Khan also feels that a younger actor is needed and that too with a flair for his father’s class and elegance.

“I am keen to produce the film,” he said. “But we have to find the right guy. I don’t think I am sexy enough. He was stylish and played the game with his own style. He carried the right attitude. I can’t copy him.”

Khan added, “Although I’d love to play him, I think we need a young actor.” Interestingly, mom, Tagore had suggested that Ranbir Kapoor would be a perfect fit for the role of Pataudi, and Saif too had agreed. Now, we would really like to know if Soha Ali Khan is game to play her mother whenever this biopic is made.

Here’s why Saif Ali Khan wouldn’t star in a biopic on his father Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi

Posted in Saif Ali Khan with tags , , , , , , , on December 15, 2017 by saifalikhanonline

Biopics are the latest flavour in Bollywood. From sports personalities to actors, legends are getting a full-fledged feature film being made on their lives and struggles. Late Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi aka Tiger Pataudi was one such person who was not just another iconic sportsperson but also his personality and aura made him a legend.

When his son and actor Saif Ali Khan was asked about a biopic on his dad by a leading tabloid, he replied, “I am keen to produce the film. But we have to find the right guy who can play my father. There is not much footage available. So whoever plans to make it, will have to do a lot of research.”

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Even Saif Ali Khan’s son Taimur trends on Twitter: Soha Ali Khan

Posted in General with tags , , , , , on November 29, 2017 by saifalikhanonline

Much has been said about nepotism in Bollywood, and the debate continues. While it is true that star kids do chance upon opportunities more easily than industry outsiders, they don’t always make it big in the long run. There has been a legion of star kids who are still struggling to make their mark. One of them being Soha Ali Khan. She is pretty — a perfect cocktail of Sharmila Tagore’s good looks and Tiger Pataudi’s regal aura, but somehow she has failed to create any ripples yet. Even after a decade of sorts in the film industry, she is still addressed as Sharmila Tagore’s daughter, Saif Ali Khan’s sister, Kareena Kapoor Khan’s sister-in-law and now Taimur Ali Khan’s aunt. And the actor finds it quite frustrating at times.

“I belong to a family of superstars. My parents achieved the highest level of success in their respective professions. My brother is a very successful actor, my sister-in-law is a superstar. Even Taimur (her nephew) was trending on Twitter even before he opened his eyes,” Soha said.

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Saif Ali Khan gets candid

Posted in Interview with tags , , , , , , , , on October 4, 2017 by saifalikhanonline

The nawab of Bollywood wears the tag rather easy, as he talks about his film career, his father, managing his family, and more.

Saif Ali Khan is an anomaly. Even as his name is taken in the same breath as all the other Khans of the industry, he isn’t counted in the list of superstars, despite a decent run in showbiz. But that hasn’t deterred Saif. Currently promoting his upcoming release, Chef, the actor talks to us about his career, daughter Sara’s debut and more. Excerpts:

How do you handle the nawab tag?
I definitely had a privileged upbringing, but as far as money goes, my parents never gave me any pocket money… at least not more than the guy next door. I had a normal upbringing, and there are no nawabs; it’s a tag in movies. My father (Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi) was the last nawab. And even he didn’t think of himself as one. The image isn’t because I’m a nawab, but because I enjoy the lifestyle of a movie star. Sometimes you can’t beat your image, and it’s okay. It’s fine. If the image was true, it would be nothing to me.

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