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New dad Saif Ali Khan may not quite be cleaning up baby poop but he’s certainly dealing with the scatalogical side of having an infant in his arms. “He scowls a lot, passes wind and yells so Kareena thinks he’s a lot like me—a cranky, farty yeller!” he says about Taimur, arguably the most famous baby in the country at the moment. The actor, no stranger to controversy—he was accused by the loony fringe of waging Love Jihad when he married Kareena Kapoor in 2012—speaks out for the first time since the controversy over Taimur’s name broke out in late December. And in doing so he strikes a cautiously optimistic note, warning against needless handwringing over right-wing fascists taking over the country’s culture.
“Social media just makes it clear what everybody is thinking in a sense. There is a lot of anonymity from the side of the people who are doing the talking so they feel free to say whatever they like, and sometimes they get very nasty…And that’s fine. It doesn’t mean that twenty, thirty or forty years ago people weren’t thinking similar things but maybe they did not have an outlet then.’ “As far as I am concerned, stars are privileged and our country is actually still very balanced,” he adds expressing gratitude for the support that he and Kareena have received in recent weeks.
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.
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.
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 and Kareena Kapoor Khan became parents to Taimur Ali Khan Pataudi on December 20, 2016. Post that day, there has been no time to rest for the royal couple – when they were not attending to their munchkin, Saif and Kareena were seen out and about as they joined in the New Year celebrations. In the midst of all this, Saif’s kids from his first wife Amrita Singh, have been giving a helping hand to the new parents. According to popular reports, both Sara and Ibrahim are voluntarily taking up diaper duties and singing lullabies to the little one. Isn’t that sweet?