Saif Ali Khan Reveals He Had No Inheritance “I Had To Pay To Get Pataudi Palace Back”
Saif Ali Khan is the Nawab of Pataudi and being from such a rich background, we all feel he must have inherited a lot. However, it seems that that’s not the case. Recently, Saif Ali Khan had an interview where he revealed that he had no Inheritance and even had to buy the Pataudi palace from the Neemrana group.
In an interview with Mid-Day, Saif Ali Khan spoke about purchasing the Pataudi palace back, which is now, reportedly worth Rs 800 crores. He 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.”