Saif Ali Khan Talks About Purchasing Pataudi Palace From A Hotel Chain; Says 'They Asked For Lots Of Money, There Was No Inheritance'

Saif Ali Khan in his latest interview stated that he had to purchase the famous Pataudi Palace back from a hotel chain post the demise of his father

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Saif Ali Khan Talks About Purchasing Pataudi Palace From A Hotel Chain; Says 'They Asked For Lots Of Money, There Was No Inheritance'
Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor Khan are spending some quality time in Pataudi Palace, Gurgaon. The palace is said to be a tourist attraction spread across 10 acres of land. Quite often, the royal couple zooms off to the palace along with their son Taimur. However, not many know that Saif Ali Khan had to buy the palace from a hotel chain, and that he did not inherit it from his father. In his recent interview, Saif Ali Khan spoke about purchasing the Pataudi palace back, which is now, reportedly worth Rs 800 crores.

In an interview with Mid-day, the Kal Ho Naa Ho actor was quoted saying, "People have a certain fixed notion. For that matter, even [with] Pataudi [palace], when my father died, it got rented to Neemrana Hotels. Aman [Nath] and Francis [Wacziarg] used to run [the hotel]. Francis passed away. He’d said that if I wanted (the palace) back, I could let him know. I said: ‘I want it back’. They held a conference, and said, ‘okay, you have to give us lots of money!’ Which I then consequently earned."

He further mentioned that though he has enjoyed some privileges because of his 'royal' tag, however, he has not inherited anything major. Saif said, "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."


Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor Khan are now looking forward to embracing parenthood once again. (Also Read: Saif Ali Khan Hopes Taimur Popularity 'Finds A Nice Job When He Grows Up')





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