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Bollywood actor, Saif Ali Khan is often regarded as one of the most stylish and versatile actors in the history of Indian cinema. Over the decades, he transformed from a charismatic hero to dark villainous roles and then effortlessly pulled off comic roles. There's probably no role that he cannot pull off. Apart from being a talented actor, he is also a doting father to his four kids, Sara Ali Khan, Ibrahim Ali Khan, Taimur Ali Khan and Jehangir Ali Khan. The actor never shies away from prioritising his family over his work projects, as he's a complete family man.
Now, in a recent interview with a leading news portal, Saif Ali Khan opened up about the secret of being relevant in Bollywood even to this very day. He also credited his mom and veteran actress, Sharmila Tagore for still being able to move people to the theatres with her acting and stardom. Check it out!
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In an interview with the Hindustan Times, Saif Ali Khan is still getting a lot of mega-budget films and the actor is also reportedly working on a lot of exciting projects in the digital space. When the dashing actor was asked about his secret of being relevant in the Indian cinema even after completing 30 years in the Hindi film industry. Answering this, Saif stated that he has his mother, Sharmila Tagore's young genes. However, on a much more serious note, Saif explained how he never shies away from opting for new opportunities and doesn't like to hang up on the past. He explained:
"I have my mum's (Sharmila Tagore) young genes so it's a cross between that and a healthy outlook on life. It starts with the thinking and then you are lucky that people treat you as relevant. I'm not particularly hung up on the past or rigid about the way I think and feel about many things."
For the unversed, Bengali beauty and one of the most iconic actresses of all time, Sharmila Tagore had tied the knot with the cricket legend, Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi in 1969. It was one of the most talked-about weddings of that era and had taken the entire nation by surprise. From cricket fans to Bollywood buffs, everyone was in love with Sharmila and Mansoor's beautiful courtship, and the two had received immense love from their fans.
In 1970, Sharmila Tagore and Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi had welcomed their first child, Saif Ali Khan. After a few years, Saif was promoted to big brother after the birth of his sister, Saba Ali Khan, in 1976, which was followed by Soha Ali Khan's birth in 1978.
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In one of her throwback interviews, Saif Ali Khan's mother, Sharmila Tagore had admitted that her son, Saif was never an easy child to handle during his childhood days. She had also admitted that Saif was a true rule-breaker. It was during her conversation with Firstpost back in 2012, that Sharmila had mentioned that her son was a 'spontaneous' child, and the statement had raised many eyebrows. Sharmila had explained:
"I thought he was a very beautiful baby, he was a beautiful boy too, very cuddly. But right from the beginning, he had a mind of his very own. He was not an easy child. He broke every rule of the game. And that was a trait that stayed with him. He was a challenge. He was extremely bright, very intelligent, it did not take him any time to get bored. He was impulsive, spontaneous, could grasp a situation at once. I was very busy those days, through his early years. From 1 to 6 years, I was doing double shifts, could barely take him to school and back."
On the professional front, Saif Ali Khan will be next seen in the films, Vikram Vedha and Adipurush.
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Soha Ali Khan joined the film industry against her parents, Sharmila Tagore and the late cricketer, Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi's wish. She was just 25 years old when she left Pataudi and shifted to Mumbai to pursue acting. She had a secure and well-paid job, and her decision left herRead More