Saif Ali Khan talked about the expenses he incurred for his ancestral home, Pataudi Palace. He said that while he didn’t have to buy it back from a hotel chain, he reportedly had to clear a lease.
The Pataudi Palace is said to span 10 acres and contain nearly 150 rooms. It was leased to the Neemrana Hotel Group, which it operated as a luxury property until 2014.
In an interview with Bollywood Bubble, Saif was asked about buying Pataudi Palace back in 2014. “It wasn’t really a buyback, it was a lease survey and so blah. He said the money didn’t come easily either. I mean, half the businessmen in this country and all These men are the people who inherited riches and we did not inherit. But we are more privileged than people who live in poor conditions.”
Saif Bhoot Police co-star Arjun Kapoor has admitted their privilege, and that they may be ‘90% better or maybe more’, but said they don’t take it for granted. “Whatever my financial struggles are, they are there and have been, but they can’t be compared to many people. I have problems but now if I compare them, it seems ridiculous to them,” he said.
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“All you can do is be nice, respect the people around you, pay your taxes and try to be decent and support the people who work with us. We’re kind of like an insurance agency for them…teach people’s kids and so on, you’re doing Do your duty,” Saif added.
Saif and Arjun will appear in the comedy horror film Bhoot Police, which also co-stars Jacqueline Fernandez and Yami Gautam. The film, directed by Pavan Kirpalani, will premiere on Disney+ Hotstar on September 17.
Apart from this, Saif also has Bunty Aur Babli 2 and Adipurush in the pipeline. He and Hrithik Roshan will also face off in the remake of Tamil hit song Vikram Veda.