Archive for Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi

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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“Being an actor is individuality” : Saif Ali Khan

Posted in Interview with tags , , , , , , on January 14, 2017 by saifalikhanonline

It has been almost 25 years since he started his career (with Parampara; 1992). And in all these years, Saif Ali Khan has witnessed a number of actors come and go. Probably, that’s why he has an interesting take on ‘competition’. “We are all different personalities, so rather than competing to be the same, we should compete with ourselves to be different from other people,” he says. Admitting that competition does exist, Saif feels one should be the “most interesting version of oneself, the fittest and best person that you can be on-screen.” “More than being competitors, others should remind you to work harder as they could be looking better or acting better than you, so it should push you [to do even better],” he says.

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Admitting that competition does exist, Saif feels one should be the “most interesting version of oneself, the fittest and best person that you can be on-screen.” More than being competitors, other should remind you to work harder as they could be looking better or acting better than you, so it should push you [to do even better],” he says.

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Saif Ali Khan reminisces daughter Sara Ali Khan’s graduation day

Posted in Saif Ali Khan with tags , , , , , , on January 14, 2017 by saifalikhanonline

My father never pressured me to play cricket: Saif Ali Khan on his father

In his 25-year career, post debuting with Parampara, Saif Ali Khan has a different take on competition. He recently told a tabloid, “More than being competitors, others should remind you to work harder as they could be looking better or acting better than you, so it should push you (to do even better).” Apart from talent, he feels an actor is made by the “choices he makes, the cinema he is promoting and all that he stands for.”

As his daughter Sara Ali Khan readies for her Bollywood debut, Saif reminisces, “I remember when I went for Sara’s graduation at Columbia University in New York, USA. There were so many parents who were proud, and you could see that they wanted this. They were like, ‘My daughter or son should do this and that.’ Parents can be pushy, and they can want to live their dreams — after their own failures — through their children. That’s dangerous; I don’t like it. My father never pressured me to play cricket,” he told the tabloid.

Saif said he felt the same was true for his son, Ibrahim. “As long as he is happy, he can do whatever he wants. It’s good to have a job and have something to talk about in your life. You can become a teacher also.”

Saif Ali Khan’s son follows in grandad Pataudi’s footsteps at memorial match in Delhi

Posted in General with tags , , , , , , on January 9, 2017 by saifalikhanonline

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While Saif Ali Khan’s newest born is making headlines with his history-inspired name, the actor’s older son is quietly making his presence count on a different pitch. Ibrahim Ali Khan got on the field on his grandfather Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi’s birthday at the Tiger Memorial Cricket Match held in Modern School, Barakhamba Road. While Saif and Kareena were unable to make it to the match this year after the birth of Taimur, aunt Soha, her husband Kunal Kemmu and grandmom Sharmila Tagore turned up to cheer for the 15-year-old.

The match was between Oxbridge XI and Public Schools XI. Soha said, “We hope to have enough players to have a Pataudi XI instead of Oxbridge XI next year. It’s a memorial match we plan to host every year on Abba’s birthday (January 5). This year would have been his 76th birthday. We celebrate his birthday with a cricket match not only because he devoted so much of his life to the sport, but because his life reflected the lessons cricket teaches you – teamwork, sportsmanship and most of all, that no matter what obstacles and challenges life throws at you, you must bounce back like a cricket ball. This match was special because Ibrahim played.”

Soha Ali Khan and Kunal Kemmu supporting Saif’s son Ibrahim for the Tiger Pataudi Memorial Match

Posted in Photos with tags , , , , , , , on January 6, 2017 by saifalikhanonline

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My father’s life story will make for a great film: Saif Ali Khan

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

Of late, a number of biopics on sportspeople have done well at the box office. Although Saif Ali Khan “would love” to make one on his late father, and one of India’s best cricketers and captains, Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi, famously known as Tiger Pataudi, the actor says he is afraid of “making a bad film”. Here, we talk to the actor about a possible biopic on his father.

With so many sports films being made, would you like to make a biopic on your father as well?
I would love to. He is a huge icon in my mind. He was a stylish person — with his body language, the way he spoke, his attitude, and even the way he smoked his cigarettes. You can’t come close [to him]. It’s like making a film on Bruce Lee. Who is going to copy his body language? That is my main concern. Amma (Sharmila Tagore) feels Ranbir (Kapoor) can. Yes, he has a long face like my father but I don’t think he likes cricket (laughs). However, it will be great [to see a film on him]. It will be a great story about bringing India together.

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Sharmila Tagore wants Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt for biopic on husband Pataudi

Posted in General with tags , , , on November 15, 2016 by saifalikhanonline

Recipient of two National Film awards and two Filmfare awards, veteran actress Sharmila Tagore wants a biopic to be made on her late husband cricketer Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi and wonders if Ranbir and Alia could fit the roles.

“Yes, of course I would like a movie to be made on Mansoor Ali Khan. If someone really directs it properly, and with proper research, I think I would like it. I think his life has got a lot of things, about the accident, about losing his father and playing cricket with such a handicap,” Sharmila said on the red carpet of Lux Golden Rose awards on Saturday night.

When asked whom she would like to see in the role of Pataudi, the actress said, “I really don’t know. Somebody who looks like Tiger. Maybe Ranbir Kapoor or somebody in the family.”