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They say marriages are made in heaven, but is it always the case? Sometimes people think that they found their one true love, but that doesn’t always necessarily work out. As they say, there’s always a calm after the storm and that is how Saif Ali Khan found his, in Kareena Kapoor Khan. Before Kareena, Saif was married to Amrita Singh but after 13 years of marital bliss, the once much-in-love couple had decided to part ways and were granted the divorce. Amrita and Saif are blessed with two kids, Sara Ali Khan and Ibrahim Ali Khan, who have come to terms with the ‘modern’ relationships of their family. (Also Read: Unseen Throwback Picture Of A 'Nerdy' Sara Ali Khan Wearing Glasses And Braces Will Melt Your Heart)
Blessed with good genes from both her star parents, Saif Ali Khan and Amrita Singh, Sara Ali Khan is an exemplar of being a beauty with brains and talent. A graduate from Columbia University, New York, Sara has embarked on her journey to become the ‘next big thing’ in Bollywood. “Imagine Saif Ali Khan and Amrita Singh have a kid. They’re both weird. We’re all weird.” – This is how Sara had defined her weirdness on Koffee With Karan season 6, and in no time, we all fell for this ‘weird’ family and the camaraderie that they share.
And just how we love sharing throwbacks with you, we have another gem from the gorgeous, Sara Ali Khan’s graduation ceremony! Sara Ali Khan had completed her schooling from Dhirubhai Ambani International School and when she had graduated from there, it was her proud parents, Saif Ali Khan and Amrita Singh, who had turned out to be the loudest cheerleaders. As Sara made her way to take the certificate from Nita Ambani, she had waved to her parents, who were sitting in the audience section.
Sometime back, the makers of Koffee With Karan had released an Unseen Koffee Konfessions episode which was a compilation of ‘undekha’ rapid-fire and revelations. This had made us wonder why those were removed from the original telecast as they were so interesting! In a clip from Sara Ali Khan and Saif Ali Khan’s episode, the father-daughter duo had talked about the time when they had dinner together along with Amrita Singh. Reminiscing the last time, he had met his first wife, Amrita, Saif had said, "In Columbia, when we went to drop Sara to the University. We had dinner together in New York."
Sara Ali Khan had pitched in and said, "It was nice. I was going to college and mom had come to drop me and Abba was also there. Actually, my father and I were having dinner and then we decided to call my mum, and she came. We had a good time. And then they set me up in college together, I remember. And it was actually quite a sight because you were seeing, you know, Amrita Singh, and for those of you who know her, it's a funny sight, like, making my bed and Saif Ali Khan putting the bulb in the lamp. It was really nice and I really cherish that."
In an interview a few months back, Saif Ali Khan had shared that he has always been proud of his daughter, Sara Ali Khan and he is really happy with the way Amrita Singh has brought her up. He had stated, "It's entirely her achievement. I was a proud father even when she got into Columbia University and graduated in two years. I'm proud when I see her interacting with the staff at home. She's so well behaved, full credit to her mother (Amrita Singh). Sara's intelligent, well-spoken and charming." (Also Read: Sara Ali Khan Wants To Stay With Her Mom, Amrita Singh For The Rest Of Her Life, Even After Marriage)
Sara Ali Khan has always acknowledged the fact that her parents got divorced and it gave her and Ibrahim Ali Khan, two happy homes instead of one unhappy home. She had remarked, “They would have been very unhappy together had they stick together. They took the right decision and now, everyone's happy. I'm happy, abba is happy, mumma is happy, and Kareena is happy. I have two comfortable homes now, rather than having an uncomfortable home.”
Speaking about their modern family and how they interact with each other, Sara Ali Khan was quoted as saying, “Everyone has been clear about their dynamics with me. It has never been confusing. Kareena herself says that ‘look you have a mother and a great one and what I want is for us to be able to be friends.’ My father also never said ‘this is your second mother’ or made it any way uncomfortable.”
Before making her Bollywood debut, Sara Ali Khan was studying at the Columbia University and being a chubby kid, Sara had weighed around 96 kgs back then. Suffering from PCOD, Sara had managed to shed those extra kilos in a year-and-half only, "It took me about a year-and-half to lose that weight. So, I completed the remaining two years of my graduation in a year so that I can return and start working early. I was always a chubby girl, but after going to the States, for the first two years, I put on a lot of weight and then last year, I burned all those kilos there itself."
Sara Ali Khan had dedicated herself entirely towards the journey from fat to fab, so much so that when she had come back to India, fully transformed, her mother, Amrita Singh couldn't recognise her. Sara had refrained from even Face Timing her mom and recalling the airport moment, she had remarked, "She recognised me at the airport only because of my suitcases; I was looking completely different." (Also Read: Unseen Pic Of Saif Ali Khan And Kareena Kapoor Khan's Wedding With Sara Ali Khan And Ibrahim Khan)
Saif and Amrita cheering for Sara on her graduation day is 'every parent ever'! Right?
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