Saif Ali Khan: ‘Wanted To Give The Padma Shri Back’ On Arbaaz Khan’s Pinch

Saif Ali Khan, who is all set to gear up for the release of next season of Sacred Game. He recently went to the chat show with Arbaaz Khan’s Pinch, where he discussed a recent past story.

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Saif Ali Khan was felicitated with the Padma Shri (India’s fourth highest civilian award)in 2010. Saif was taken through some mean tweets about him. One of them read: “This two-bit thug who bought a Padma Shri, named his son Taimur and beat up some people in a restaurant. How the hell did he get a role in Sacred Games? He can hardly act.”

Responding to it, Saif said: “Two-bit thug, I’m not… Bought a Padma Shri is also not possible. It is beyond me to buy the Indian government. You will have to ask more senior people. But I thought I don’t want to take it. There are so many senior actors in the industry who deserved it even more than me, and had not gotten one…and it was very embarrassing. And of course, there are some people who have it, I feel deserve it less than me also.”

Saif said he turned his mind after a conversation with his father, the late Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi.

“I wanted to give it back. I didn’t want to accept it. My father said to me, ‘I don’t think you are in a position to refuse the Indian government.’ So I said ‘okay’ and I very gladly took it.”

“I look at it in a way that I hope in time…cause I’m not done yet and I’m enjoying acting, I’m doing fairly well, I’m happy with what’s happening… I hope in time, when I look back and people look at it, they will say, ‘Okay, I think he deserves honor for the work he has done,” he added.

Watch The Video Interview of Saif Ali Khan where he answers many other questions:

A time when “Award Wapasi” Gang came in light, their motto was against the ruling government for not doing their job whereas BJP & their supporters are alleging them to be a Congress & propagandist. It was started when few Sr Congress leader, JNU Prof, Some Journolist, Sahityakar met and these writers, etc were convinced to use Dadri as a foolproof issue. And then Saif Ali Khan was also questioned on this.

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