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Saif Ali Khan on how he bought back the Pataudi Palace from the money he earned in Bollywood

Saif Ali Khan might have been born with a silver spoon but the actor had his own share of troubles and hardships to deal with in life. No doubt he’s inherited the rich history of the Nawabs, along with the Pataudi mansion and the royal family background and certainly enjoys the best of both worlds. But even the Pataudi Palace, which provides to be a frequent holiday home for Saif, Kareena Kapoor and their son Taimur, was bought back by Saif with his money after it was rented out post the demise of his father, Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi in 2011. 


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Saif talked about the time when he moved to Bombay at the age of 20 and made his name in Bollywood. Eventually, he earned enough money through films in order to buy back the Pataudi Palace which was rented out to a group of hotels. He told a daily, “So, even 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.” 

On the work front, the actor will be next seen in Jawaani Jaaneman which is slated for release on November 15.


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