By Kalash Khurana Last Updated:
Bollywood star, Saif Ali Khan comes from a royal family, and it’s completely visible in his appearance and lifestyle. And we absolutely love the way he styles himself, be it a full-blown tuxedo or even a casual look, Saif knows how to pull off every look with ease. However, not many people are aware of his love for watches as his collection includes some of the most expensive and royal watches in the world. However, once he tried to sell his most expensive watch, only to change his mind later.
Earlier, in an interview with East India Comedy, Saif Ali Khan talked about one of the most expensive gifts he received from the daughter of the Sultan of Brunei. Talking about the same, the actor shared that the Sultan’s daughter, who was a big Bollywood fan, met him while he attended a high-profile meeting with the Sultan. Sharing the details of the meet and greet, he said:
“I remember hoping that the Sultan of Brunei would not kill me. I was also surprised to see the things that those people used. The Sultan used to invite Michael Jackson to sing, he is very rich. I remember once he called us. I, Manisha Koirala and a few others met him at the Dorchester Hotel in London.”
Saif further recalled the meeting and shared how he sat on the chair that was kept for the Sultan by mistake. He also revealed that the Sulltan's daughter gave him a box as he was leaving, and upon opening it, he was stunned to see a diamond-encrusted Rolex watch. Saif Ali Khan said:
"There was a big chair and a small chair. I didn’t think much and went and sat on the big chair, but this chair was kept reserved for the Sultan. When his daughter came to visit, she took a photo and gave me a box before leaving. When I opened the box, it contained a gold and diamond studded Rolex watch."
Well, that's not it. Saif Ali Khan also recalled a funny anecdote about the precious watch and confessed that he once tried to sell the gifted watch to Bollywood film producer, Ramesh Taurani, during the shoot of his film, Race. However, ultimately, he decided not to sell the watch to the producer and instead gave it to his wife, Kareena Kapoor Khan. In his words:
"Well, now that watch is with my wife. Although I tried to sell this watch during the shooting of Ramesh Taurani’s film Race, I even told him, ‘Sir, it’s for you’."
Saif Ali Khan holds the rights to his ancestral property, Pataudi Palace, and he lives his life king-size in Pataudi, which is also their holiday home. Also known as Ibrahim Kothi, the Pataudi Palace was passed on from the last ruling Nawab Iftikhar Ali Khan to his son, Mansoor Ali Khan, who was the last recognised titular Nawab. Spread across 10 acres, the luxurious property has 150 rooms, including seven dressing rooms, seven bedrooms, seven billiard rooms, as well as palatial drawing rooms and dining rooms. For the unversed, as per multiple reports, the Pataudi Palace was estimated to be worth Rs. 800 crores as of 2020.
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