Archive for Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi

Video: Saif Ali Khan talks about cricket and his father Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi

Posted in Video with tags , , , , on July 18, 2020 by saifalikhanonline

Catch Saif Ali Khan talks about his father Tiger Pataudi tomorrow

Posted in Photos with tags , , , on July 17, 2020 by saifalikhanonline

Throwback Thursday: Saif Ali Khan feels his son Ibrahim Ali Khan can play the role of his father Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi in his biopic

Posted in Saif Ali Khan with tags , , , on January 31, 2020 by saifalikhanonline

With the ongoing trend of making sports biopics in Bollywood, one cannot help but think about late Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi, who was one of the best sportsmen India has ever had. And given that the rest of his family is part of Indian cinema, it looks like the perfect way to tell his story to people. We came across this old interview of Saif Ali Khan where he opened up about the possibility of a film being made on the life of his late father and if it works out, who would he love to see essaying the role.

Speaking about if he would be interested in writing a biography or making a biopic on Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi, Saif reportedly said that writing a biography is one thing and making a movie is different. According to him, it will be very difficult to make a movie based on his life. He added that he doesn’t even have enough facts to write it so somebody else has to write it. There is a lot of material out there, particularly when he passed away, there were articles and lots of stories.

Elaborating further, he revealed that somebody was writing a book on him but it did not work out very well. Reportedly, his mother Sharmila Tagore wasn’t very happy. But he feels somebody should write as it is a great story.

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Saif Ali Khan: A star in Bollywood — and on Netflix

Posted in Saif Ali Khan with tags , , , , , , on January 30, 2020 by saifalikhanonline

Saif Ali Khan, bonafide Bollywood royalty and star of Netflix hit “Sacred Games”, says India’s massive film industry does not need international audiences to thrive. But that may not be a good thing, he cautions.

The 49-year-old actor, whose latest film “Jawaani Jaaneman” (“Youthful Lover”) is out on Friday, has starred in multiple blockbusters over the years, from “Dil Chahta Hai” (“The Heart Desires”) in 2001 to “Tanhaji”, released earlier this month.

Yet even as foreign films — like South Korean hit “Parasite” — find viewers and awards overseas, Bollywood has remained on the fringes of global entertainment, content to target India’s 1.3 billion population and millions of others from the diaspora.

“The thing about our culture… is that we don’t really need verification, validation, appreciation from an outside culture,” Khan said in Mumbai.

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Unseen baby photos of Saif Ali Khan from the archive

Posted in Photos with tags , , , , , , , on January 6, 2020 by saifalikhanonline

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Interview with Saif Ali Khan’s mum Sharmila Tagore on her 75th birthday

Posted in Interview with tags , , , , , , , on December 9, 2019 by saifalikhanonline

The legendary actress Sharmila Tagore who turns 75 on December 8. Sharmila Tagore has had share of glory over the years as a prominent name in the Indian film industry. The veteran star has worked with some of the biggest names of Bollywood. Recently, the famed actor celebrated her75th birthday with her family. Her daughter Soha Ali Khan shared few glimpses from a small gathering. The actress spoke to Masala! about her life, husband, son Saif, grand-daughter Sara and of course superstar-grandson Taimur.

The one thing that has changed in your life is the presence of two beautiful grandchildren?

Yes, it certainly adds to my happiness, obviously. I do see them as much as I can. But not enough because we live in different cities. But I must say they re-energize me. There’s nothing like young children’s energy …They are always curious and enthusiastic about many different things. So yes, being around Taimur and Inaaya makes me really happy. Though like I said, I wish I could be with them more often.

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Saif Ali Khan reveals how he earned back Pataudi Palace after his father’s death

Posted in Saif Ali Khan with tags , , , on November 9, 2019 by saifalikhanonline

Saif Ali Khan has been working in the industry for over two decades. It is known that the actor comes from legacy since he is the son of veteran actress Sharmila Tagore and late cricketer Tiger Pataudi aka Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi. And inheritance wise, he is a Pataudi and is called Nawab.

Saif Ali Khan recently said that he can’t argue against the narratives whether they are true or not. He said that people have a certain fixed notion about it. He revealed that after his father passed away, Pataudi Palace got rented to Neemrana Hotels and Aman Nath and Francis Wacziarg used to run the hotel. Francis had told Saif if he wanted to get back the palace, he should let him know. And he did the same. But, the condition was to pay a lot of money.

Saif revealed that he earned subsequently and got back the Pataudi Palace, which he was supposed to have inherited, through the films he did. He said that one can’t live in the past. At least, they could not since there was nothing besides some land, history, culture, beautiful photographs; and, of course, some land. The actor admitted that it has been a privileged upbringing but no inheritance.

On the work front, Saif Ali Khan will be next seen in Jawaani Jaaneman and Tanhaji – The Unsung Warrior.