After Saif Ali Khan and Amrita Singh were split, Sara Ali Khan and Ibrahim Ali Khan were raised by their mother. Even though both the kids used to stay with mom, their bonding with their father Saif is no different. Both the kids are equally close to the actor – especially Sara because we have seen in Koffee With Karan. However, while speaking in a recent interview, Saif Ali Khan said that he is not an “absentee father.”
He was quoted in Hindustan Times, “I may not have been responsible at various times while in my 20s, but I’ve always been there and ready to do the best that I can do at that time for my kids (Sara and her younger brother, Ibrahim). I have never felt like an absentee father.”
When the same thing was asked to Sara about Saif’s statement, she reacted it by calling him a great father. “I know my father very well. Dad is like me, so he says what he is thinking at that particular point. He never really says things for any ulterior motive.” Talking about her mom and how her mother Amrita Singh raised her as a single mother. She was quoted in the portal, “I love my mother a lot. I think when you have a lot of time to show a feeling or emotion, it’s easier. Mum is a single mother and I am everything because of her but she has every day to show how much she loves me. I don’t live with my father so, I haven’t felt that (emotion from his side)”
Sara further adds, “The only thing that I know about dad is that he has always been a great father. He has always been there without even living with us. So, I think he deserves a special hug and love from me for never making me feel that he doesn’t live with me because he was, and is always just a phone call away. And that’s really comforting.”
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