Archive for Sharmila Tagore

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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Sharmila Tagore feels pairing her with Saif Ali Khan or Soha in a movie may seem gimmicky

Posted in Interview with tags , , , , on June 22, 2017 by saifalikhanonline

We haven’t been offered a film together, says the veteran actress…

Sharmila Tagore likes her privacy. The actress, who spends most of her time in Delhi and her ancestral home in Pataudi, is happy to spend her time with her friends and family in the real world rather than virtual. Here, the actress talks about her lack of technical knowledge, working with Saif Ali Khan and Soha Ali Khan and the kind of roles she would like to do…

Why don’t we see you in films anymore?

It’s not that I don’t like working in films. I do, and to act in a film, right from start camera to cut is beautiful. The kind of films Ratna Pathak Shah is doing are really nice. I thought she was brilliant in Kapoor & Sons, so there is some kind of recognition for elderly roles today. But the truth is, I have got lots of interesting stuff also going on and I keep myself engaged in that. It doesn’t mean that if I don’t work in films, I have nothing to offer. I am happy and contented so only if there’s a very good role, will I take it up. I have done it all and have a lot of experience, so I am not that interested to be involved. There’s a whole world out there to experience besides films.

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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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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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