Archive for Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi

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.

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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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Saif Ali Khan: “Don’t Call me a Nawab, I Would Rather be Known By My Name”

Posted in Interview with tags , , , , , , on July 13, 2017 by saifalikhanonline

You know him as an actor, a husband and a father. But what was his own relationship with his great dad Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi? Saif Ali Khan reveals some intimate details

Saif Ali Khan is at an interesting crossroad in his life. As an actor, he is going from strength to strength, bringing variety and versatility to his repertoire. Forget the box office performance of Rangoon, it can’t be denied that the Vishal Bhardwaj film saw him at his complex best on screen. At the same time, he is balancing serious with the light and frothy fare like the forthcoming Race 3 and Chef. On the personal side, it’s his children who are in the limelight now – be it baby Taimur whose every move is documented or his daughter Sara Ali Khan who will be making her Bollywood debut soon and is already a social media sensation. His relationship with his children is somehow influenced by another big bond in his life – the one that he shared with his late dad Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi. While the media is still obsessed with his marriage to Kareena Kapoor and his new fatherhood status, we get the Nawab to talk about his own father and how he was impacted by him. And by the way, Saif doesn’t like to be called Nawab – find out why.

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I wasn’t there so much for Saif Ali Khan as I was for Soha and Saba: Sharmila Tagore

Posted in Saif Ali Khan with tags , , , , , , on May 17, 2017 by saifalikhanonline

Sharmila Tagore is candid and forthright while expressing her thoughts. The actress does very few films now and is happy to spend her time surrounded by family and friends. She shuttles between Delhi and her ancestral home in Pataudi. While son Saif recently became dad for the third time, her daughter Soha is now expecting her first baby. Here the actress talks about being a nani for the first time and the advice she has for her beti.

You became a daadi last year and will become a nani this year. How is it going to be different?

I don’t think there’s any difference as such in the family, but yes, it is a bit, as it’s my daughter now, who is giving birth. Kareena’s mum was more anxious when she was expecting as I am today when Soha is. It’s the mother-daughter bond. I think it’s quite a big decision for women to have children. In our time, I don’t think we thought so much about it. We just went and had them and of course, life is not fun-filled and not complete if you don’t have them. It’s a wonderful thing when you think about it. I felt so much closer to my mother after I had babies. It bonds a mother and daughter more.

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Enemy Property Bill: Saif Ali Khan set to lose Bhopal ancestral properties?

Posted in Saif Ali Khan with tags , , , , , on March 17, 2017 by saifalikhanonline

The enemy property law was brought in India in 1968 had vested interests of the British.

Lok Sabha has passed a long-pending Enemy Property (Amendment and Validation) Bill, 2016, which amends the Enemy Property Act (it prevents the successors of those who migrated to Pakistan and China during Partition from claiming properties left behind in India) and this has likely ensured the end of Saif Ali Khan (son of the famous cricketer Nawab of Pataudi Mansur Ali Khan) and the rest of his family’s claim over the ancestral property of Nawab Hamidullah Khan.

What is this bill about?

Hamidullah Khan was the last Nawab of Bhopal. He had two daughters – Abida Sultan and Sajida Sultan. According to the law that was followed by the Nawabs, the eldest child was the right heir of the property and so Abida Sultan became the rightful owner of the entire property of Hamidullah Khan. But, Abida Khan went to Pakistan in 1950 and setteled there. However, Nawab and the rest of his family remained in India. After Nawab’s death, since Abida had gone to Pakistan and Sajida was still in India, she became the owner of Nawab’s property, according to a report in naidunia.jagran

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