Archive for Sharmila Tagore

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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Is Saif Ali Khan house-hunting?

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

Just a year ago, Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor Khan had moved into their dream house, which had rooms for the entire family, including Saif’s children Ebrahim and Sara from his first marriage.

Little did they know that they would soon need more room, as their new bundle of joy Taimur is now claiming space of his own in the Kareena-Saif accommodation.

Says a close friend of the much-loved couple, “It’s a real pity that Kareena and Saif have to move so soon after they settled into their dream house. The home they built took four years to complete. Kareena and Saif personally supervised every brick in the residence. They supervised, built and constructed the whole custom-made residence. It had individual rooms for everyone, including Ebrahim and Sara whenever they wanted to spend time with their dad, and for Saif’s mom Sharmila whenever she visited them from Delhi. (Kareena’s mom Babita lives a stone’s throw away from Saif and Kareena). But now, with Taimur’s arrival, they need a bigger place. Not just a room for himself to toddle around in a few months.”

Apparently Saif and Kareena have already zeroed in on a few potential properties and will purchase a new home shortly.

After Taimur’s birth, another happiness awaits Saif Ali Khan’s family…

Posted in Photos with tags , , , , , on April 22, 2017 by saifalikhanonline

Bollywood actor Saif Ali Khan will yet again welcome a new member into his family. This time, his sister Soha Ali Khan will be the proud mother of a child, according to recent reports in Indian media.

Within a span of a few months, Saif Ali Khan has much to rejoice for. After the birth of his son Taimur Ali Khan Pataudi, Saif will now be the proud uncle as his sister Soha Ali Khan confirmed news that she was pregnant.

“Yes it’s true… Soha and I are very happy to announce a joint production coming later this year – our first child! 🙂 We feel blessed and thank you all for your good wishes,” said Kunal Kemmu, Soha’s husband.

Soha Ali Khan and Kunal Kemmu got married on January 25, 2015. On December 20, 2016, Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor Khan became the proud parents of a baby boy they went on to name Taimur.

The naming of the child incited fury and anger on Twitter, as Taimur is a name not popular in India since it was the name of a conqueror who sacked Delhi.

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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My Baby Taimur Looks Like Randhir Kapoor, Says Saif Ali Khan

Posted in Saif Ali Khan with tags , , , on February 21, 2017 by saifalikhanonline

For all those who’ve making random guesses on who does Kareena Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan’s baby Taimur Ali Khan resemble, here is what the Kapoor and Khan families feel.

Nawab of Pataudi revealed, “My mother (Sharmila Tagore) feels that Taimur looks like Dabooji (as Randhir is fondly called).”

We asked Saif if the two families (Kapoor & Khan) have a different opinion, to which he replied, “No. We all feel that he looks like a Kapoor. But yeah, I think he has my eyes.”

You know how it is when a baby arrives in any family. The boy’s side feels that the child resembles the father and the girl’s side feels that the child resembles the mother.

Till date, the social media has been full of opinions which are on two sides of the fence. Some Twitteratis feel that Taimur looks like Kareena, while some feel that he looks like his Papa.

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Saif Ali Khan: My father was stylish, but my granddad was impeccably dressed

Posted in Interview with tags , , , , , , , , , on February 20, 2017 by saifalikhanonline

Saif Ali Khan has been catching up with his grandfather this last one year. And that’s odd because he has never met him. Iftikhar Ali Khan Pataudi died in 1952 while playing a game of polo when Saif’s father Mansur Ali Khan (Tiger) Pataudi was just 11.

Flipping through an album of old but well preserved photographs from the 1940s, he tells us that the decade is a favourite with him for its fashion. “I am quite conversant in men’s fashion right from the Roman times. But the ’40s happen to be my absolute favourite. It was a truly elegant time,” says the actor, apologising for not being able to allow us to take the album out of the vanity van parked at Rajkamal Studio where he is shooting 9-to-9 for Chef. “Amma would kill me,” he says, imagining actress-mother Sharmila Tagore’s wrath.

The album holds memories of the 8th Nawab of Pataudi, the only Test cricketer to have played for both India and England. Saif calls him a “classic gentleman cricketer”. “He wore a suit with a cravat even as the opposition captain tossed the coin in a cable knit cricket jumper. My father was stylish, but my grandfather was always impeccably dressed, whether on the cricket field or on a polo ground.”

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The rise, fall and rise of Saif Ali Khan

Posted in Interview with tags , , , , , , , on February 18, 2017 by saifalikhanonline

Saif Ali Khan’s acting career is something of a sine curve—hits after flops, followed by hits, and then some flops, and so on over the last 25 years. After an underwhelming debut in Parampara in 1992, Khan’s stock rose as the long-haired Vicky in Yeh Dillagi (1994), and as Deepak in Main Khiladi Tu Anari (1994). Critics had almost written him off in the mid-1990s, but he came back with Dil Chahta Hai, Kal Ho Naa Ho and Omkara. The pattern has continued into the 2010s, with an abysmal Humshakals nudging a Go Goa Gone.

At 46, Khan is focusing on scripts, film-makers and craft. Besides playing an egotistical film producer in Vishal Bhardwaj’s Rangoon, Khan has completed two other films—an indie by Akshat Verma, Kalagandi, which he describes as “romantic, funny and a little crazy”, and Chef, directed by Raja Menon. “These are good films with good directors and a good vibe. That’s enough to make one grateful,” he says. Edited excerpts from an interview:

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