When Saif Ali Khan Had to Earn Back The Pataudi Palace ‘Through Money from Films’
Bollywood actor Saif Ali Khan, who is the son of Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi and Sharmila Tagore, shared that he had to earn back his ancestral palace in Pataudi after it was rented to a hotel chain post his father passed away.
According to indiatoday.in, Saif in an interview spoke about the assumptions that he inherited the stunning Pataudi Palace from his father.
“People have a certain fixed notion. For that matter, even (with) Pataudi (palace), when my father (Mansoor 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 that I want it back. They held a conference, and said, okay, you have to give us lots of money!” Saif said in the interview.
The Jawaani Jaaneman star said that he had to earn back the palace he was supposed to have inherited.
“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,” he said, reports indiatoday.in.
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