In his recent interview, Saif Ali Khan made a controversial statement saying, “There is something in the genes that makes many of Raj Kapoor’s descendants actors or Pataudi’s cricketers.” This statement is somewhat true as raising up children in an already prepared environment helps them carry the same characteristics as their ancestors do. However, despite having similar qualities, it takes loads of hard work and a lifelong commitment to achieve success. Though genetics do play a leading role in reshaping one’s career, but one can never become a successful person merely on the basis of one’s family background. It was natural for the Kapoor clan to mostly become successful actors because they were born and bred in that atmosphere. Even Raj Kapoor was the son of Prithvi Raj Kapoor, a theatre and film actor. And by that recokoning, why didn’t Saif Ali Khan (Pataudi) become a successful cricketer? Andaleeb Rana, Ghotki.