Saif Ali Khan or the Nawab of Bollywood has had a spectacular career in Bollywood. He has done some of the most amazing and memorable roles and his recent gig on Netflix’s ‘Sacred Games’ has made him one of the most diverse actor of his time.
In a recent interview, Saif Ali Khan revealed how he has to earn back the Pataudi Palace after the demise of his father Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi as the palace was rented to Neemran Hotels and he had to earn it back from the money he earned in movies.
Saif revealed, “People have a certain fixed notion. For that matter, even [with] Pataudi [palace], when my father [Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi] died, it got rented to Neemrana Hotels. Aman [Nath] and Francis [Wacziarg] used to run [the hotel]. Francis passed away. He’d said that if I wanted [the palace] back, I could let him know. I said: ‘I want it back’. They held a conference, and said, ‘okay, you have to give us lots of money!’ Which I then consequently earned.”
Saif added, ““So, even the house I’m supposed to have inherited has been earned back through money from films. You can’t live off the past. At least we can’t in our family, because there was nothing. There is history, culture, beautiful photographs; and, of course, some land. It has been a privileged upbringing. But there’s been no inheritance.”
Saif will be next seen in ‘Dil Bechara.’