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Don’t you ever wish that you get a chance to cuddle and plant a quick peck on Taimur Ali Khan’s chubby cheeks? Just one glance at this little munchkin and he would just bid adieu our blues. Kareena Kapoor Khan and Saif Ali Khan’s tiny tot never ceases to make it to the headlines, be it greeting paparazzi with ‘hi’ and ‘bye’ or making adorable appearances with his star parents. (Also Read: Taimur Ali Khan Gets 'Exhausted From The Paparazzi' Personalised Gift On His Pre-Birthday Bash)
The ‘baby of the millennium’ is all set to ring in his second birthday on December 20, 2018, and his parents have taken him away from the media glare to celebrate the special day. Kareena Kapoor Khan, along with Saif Ali Khan and Taimur Ali Khan, jetted off to South Africa for a work-cum-leisure vacation. Senior Pataudi with his Begum and chote Nawab were snapped by the shutterbugs at the airport on December 16, 2018. Taimur mounted on Saif’s shoulders while mother Kareena Kapoor kept in tow, was a sight to behold.
While you all are eagerly waiting for Saif, Kareena and Taimur’s South Africa vacation pictures and videos, we have something to treat you with. Just 3 days to go for Taimur Ali Khan’s birthday, and the little prince’s unseen pictures with his parents from their Maldives vacation is going viral on social media and how!
For the uninitiated ones, Saif Ali Khan, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Taimur Ali Khan, Soha Ali Khan, Kunal Kemmu and Inaaya Naumi Kemmu went for a holiday to the Maldives in September. And Soha made sure to delight their fans with constant photo updates from their family vacay. Now in an interview with Conde Nast Traveller, Kareena Kapoor Khan and Saif Ali Khan talked about travelling and also shared some unseen pictures from their Maldives vacation. Here are the pictures:
Speaking about the Maldives family trip, Bebo shared, “Actually we’ve been to the Maldives many times, but this was our son, Taimur’s first visit, which was special. Plus the Soneva Fushi is a very different kind of resort—rustic, more about the environment. It’s lush and green—the texture of the entire place is very different to places we’ve stayed at before, so that was lovely.” (Also Read: Taimur Ali Khan Run Towards The Paparazzi Leaving Mom Kareena Kapoor Khan's Hand, Video Inside)
When asked Saif if family holidays can be stressful, he retorted, “There’s always a slight disconnect between the ideal picture one has of a family holiday and the reality of it. But that’s all right, we keep trying! In this social media age, people just post pictures on Instagram of the happy times, so everyone just sees these amazing dinners and these great laughs. But there are arguments, and that’s also part of it. There’s no way, or even need, to avoid it. There is no fix for it—it’s called family.”
Sharing some tips on how to make family vacations work, Saif stated, “One way, of course, is to go snorkelling and not speak to each other for a while! But on a serious note, it depends on how many days you have and what people like to do. It’s important that everyone likes the location. We took my mother to the Maldives once, but she hates the beach and the sun and humidity. We still had fun, but she likes cold places. So don’t surprise someone and take them to a place they won’t want to be.”
“When was the last time either of you did something for the first time?”, Kareena replied to this question, “Well, I’m experiencing motherhood for the first time, so everything with Taimur is a first. Travelling with him is especially new and exciting—even if we’re going to a place I’ve been to before, taking him there makes it so different. I loved the Maldives holiday, loved showing him all these new things and places, and seeing them with him.”
Speaking about how travel changed after Taimur’s birth and what kind of holidays they take and the experiences they want their little one to have, Saif remarked, “Despite having the idea of trying different things, we’ve ended up (and my wife is quite annoyed about this) going to the same places and doing the same things every year—London in summer, Gstaad in winter, with some parts of India, like Rajasthan and Pataudi, in between. We would have liked to go to more places in Italy and France—and we will. But you know, there is also something comforting about going to the same places, because the people know you and the hotel feels like home. With Taimur, we also end up travelling with a bit of an entourage. We never travelled light, but after Taimur, we travel even heavier.”
Revealing their favourite destination, Saif shared, “Gstaad in winter, for both of us. It’s like a fairy-tale village— the whole village is done up like one big Christmas tree. I don’t ski much, though I took lessons earlier, but my older son Ibrahim does. But there’s so much more to Gstaad, actually. The food is the best in the world and the atmosphere is so unique.” And adding their bucket list, Saif continued, “South America” and Kareena added, “The French Riviera”.
“Closer home, what’s your favourite date-night spot in Mumbai?”, Saif Ali Khan retorted to this question, “The poolside at The Taj Mahal Palace Hotel in Colaba. And our balcony at home.” Revealing their travel style, Saif said, “I like my comfort, but it is nice to look smart. So loose trousers, maybe pyjamas, a tracksuit, corduroys. I want to be comfortable and look normal when I arrive somewhere.”, to which Kareena intervened, “Luxe comfort, that’s the term for it.” (Also Read: Taimur Ali Khan Dealing With Paparazzi At Young Age Is Perfect Glimpse Of A Superstar In The Making)
Well, we are sure these unseen pictures of chote Nawab are enough for the next two days, post which we will get to see more and more of birthday boy’s super-adorable pictures.
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