Pataudi Palace worth 800 million, was not inherited: Saif Ali Khan’s old interview get flooded on social media, the actor said – he had struggled a lot to buy back the leased Pataudi Palace from his earnings.
Saif Ali Khan’s one-year-old interview went viral on media. In which he said, he struggled a lot to buy back his inherited palace, which was turned into a hotel after the passing of his father, Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi. According to Saif, “TIll 2014 Pataudi Palace was leased to Neemrana Hotels, which operated as a luxury property.”
In an interview with Mid-day, Saif had said, “People have a certain fixed notion. For that matter, When my father died, Pataudi Palace went to Neemrana Hotels for rent. Aman (Nath) and Francis (Wacziarg) ran the hotel. Francis died. They asked me if I wanted the palace back? I said yes I want back. They had a conference and said- Okay. You have to pay a lot of money on this.
Saif said “I redeemed the palace by earning consequently. That is, the house which I should have inherited, I also got it from the income earned from films. You cannot stay away from the past. Especially not from your family at all. I was raised like this, but I inherited nothing.”
According to Architectural Digest, this Pataudi palace is spread across 10 acres and has 150 rooms, including seven dressing rooms, seven bedrooms, seven billiard rooms, as well as palatial drawing rooms and dining rooms. This palace has been passed down from the last ruling Nawab, Iftikhar Ali Khan to his son, the last recognized titular nawab, Mansoor Ali khan. But this royal family has been a rather ambitious one, with both nawabs as cricketers and Saif Ali Khan as an actor.
Recently, Saif Ali Khan and his wife Kareen Kapoor Khan have celebrated their 8th anniversary at their ancestral home located in Haryana.
On the occasion of their 8th Anniversary, Kareena took to Instagram and wrote with the caption, “Once upon a time, there was a girl named Bebo and a boy named Saifu. Both loved spaghetti and wine and lived happily ever after. Now you guys know the key to a happy marriage. Happy anniversary SAKP always and beyond.”
Even several movies have been shot at Pataudi Palace such as Julia Roberts starer Eat Pray Love, Mangal Pandey, Veer Zara, Gandhi: My father, and Mere Brother ki Dulhan.