‘TAIMUR MIGHT FEEL FORCED TO BE AN ACTOR’

But daddy Saif Ali Khan hopes that with the right guid­ance, he will find his call­ing in an­other field

Hindustan Times (Gurgaon) - City - - Front Page - Sa­marth Goyal and Sneha Ma­hade­van

With par­ents Saif Ali Khan and Ka­reena Kapoor Khan be­ing ac­com­plished ac­tors, peo­ple safely pre­sume that the cou­ple’s tiny tot, 10-month-old Taimur Ali Khan, will grow up to be an actor. That’s what wor­ries Saif. “He’s al­ready a star. There’s going to be pres­sure on him. Bad luck he’ll have to fig­ure out him­self,” jokes Saif. On a se­ri­ous note, he adds, “Taimur will have to be aware that he is be­ing watched all the time. There would be priv­i­leges, but ex­pec­ta­tions, too. Maybe all that will force him to be­come an actor. I hope that with the right guid­ance, maybe he will find his call­ing in an­other field. I just hope to give him good ed­u­ca­tion and ex­po­sure to the world.”

His daugh­ter, Sara (with former wife, actor Am­rita Singh) is set to make her big screen de­but. Did she al­ways want to be an actor? “Yes, ever since we went on a world tour with Sal­man Khan. She saw Aish­warya Rai on stage and some 30,000 peo­ple were scream­ing, and Sara had said, ‘I quite liked this idea’. I do tell my kids that act­ing is a great job but try and be an artist. Don’t fol­low the rules.”

With Taimur’s birth [in De­cem­ber 2016], is Saif bet­ter at man­ag­ing time now? “That’s where bal­ance comes in. For me, fresh­ness suf­fers be­cause I can’t do the same thing all the time. I have to stop, watch TV, have a drink, talk about some­thing dif­fer­ent and then have the time to pre­pare and go back to work the next day... I like the way Ak­shay Ku­mar func­tions. He takes his Sun­days off and you need that rhythm,” says Saif, who is cur­rently pro­mot­ing his up­com­ing film, Chef.

PHOTO: WASEEM GASHROO/HT

Taimur Ali Khan (in­set) was born to actor-cou­ple Kapoor Ka­reena Khan and Saif Ali Khan in De­cem­ber 2016

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