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According to reports, Pataudi Palace is worth around Rs 800 crore.
The one-year-old interview of Saif Ali Khan is going viral in the media, in which he said that the property he had to inherit, he also had to buy it from the earnings of his films. According to Saif, after Pataudi’s father Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi died, Pataudi Palace was leased to Neemrana Hotels, which operated as a luxury property till 2014.
According to the website Architectural Digest, Saif Ali Khan’s Pataudi Palace is spread over 10 acres. It has 150 rooms. These include 7 dressing rooms, 7 bedrooms and 7 billiard rooms.
In the conversation with Mid Day, Saif said- When my father died, Pataudi Palace went to Neemrana Hotels for rent. Aman (Nath) and Francis (Vaczarg) ran the hotel. Francis died. They asked me if I wanted the palace back? I said yes I want back. He had a conference and said- Okay. You have to pay a lot of money for this.
‘I did not inherit anything’
Saif says- I redeemed the Palace by earning continuously. 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 his family at all. I was raised like this, but I inherited nothing.
‘I was born and brought up in Bombay’
In this interview Saif threw light on his past and said – I was born and raised in Bombay (Mumbai). My father lived with his mother (Sharmila Tagore) in his flat on Carmichael Road. I went to the Cathedral, spent time in Bombay Gym.
There was a world that influenced my father more than movies. He had just finished his cricketing career. At the time of his last Test series, I was 4-5 years old.
My mother says that he (father) kept on discharging his responsibilities. His mother used to look after Bhopal and Pataudi. When she was old, we moved to Delhi to live with her, where she had a very beautiful and big house, which was given to her for life by the Government of India due to land, property and other agreements.