Actor Saif Ali Khan is not just one of the biggest Bollywood stars but also royalty. He is the son of the ‘Nawab of Pataudi’ Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi. He has inherited the royal lineage but he didn’t inherit the Pataudi Palace as he had to work hard, day and night, to earn the palace back.
The 800-crore palace was earlier a hotel chain and was rented out for marriages. Those who know about it, know that this palace was earlier a Neemrana hotel from 2005 to 2014 before Saif Ali Khan bought it back. However, for that, he had to work really hard for many years. After buying it, he renovated it as per his Nawabi taste.
It was in an interview with India Times, where Saif Ali Khan revealed how people think that he inherited the palace from his father but no one knows that he worked really hard in movies and bought the palace with his hard-earned money. He revealed:
“People have a certain fixed notion. For that matter, even (with) Pataudi (palace), when my father (Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi) 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 that I want it back. They held a conference, and said, okay, you have to give us lots of money. 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.”
Talking about the Pataudi palace, it is situated in the town of Pataudi in Haryana’s Gurgaon district and is spread across 10 acres and has 150 rooms. The palace is an epitome of grandeur and speaks in itself of its legacy and royalty.
Here, we bring you some of the amazing pictures of the Pataudi palace, have a look:
1. Heritage look:
2. Long passages and galleries gives it a classy look:
3. Lush green gardens:
4. Dining Area And Chandeliers:
5. Royal rooms:
6. Swimming pool:
7. Billiards rooms: