Dubai: Saif Ali Khan has revealed that he looked up to his late father “tremendously – in almost every way” and that he was a “remarkable man”.
The 41-year-old Bollywood actor, whose ancestors ruled Pataudi, an erstwhile princely state near Delhi - spoke for the first time about the rich legacy left behind by his famous father, Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi who is nicknamed “Tiger” for his aggressive sporting prowess.
Often referred to as the Chhote Nawab (junior prince) by the Indian press, the star is aware of his rich inheritance — more so than before.
“I looked up to my father tremendously — in almost every way. He was a remarkable man,” Gulf News quoted him as telling tabloid!
“He was so dignified and inspired so much respect in all of us. I will not emulate him, but I will try and absorb the very special qualities that made him the man that he is. I would like to carry on the good work that he was doing.
“I don`t know how to word it, but in whatever way I can I will take his legacy forward,” he added.