Saif Ali Khan in a throwback interview spills the beans on his divorce!
Even though right now, Saif Ali Khan is known for the perfect marriage he has with Kareena Kapoor Khan, long before this, things were not as it seems right now for him. He had one of the most controversial marriages with Amrita Singh. Amrita Singh is one of the celebrities that converted her religion for love. In 1991, she married Saif Ali Khan with 13 years of age gap and converted to Islam. However, after thirteen years, their marriage ended in 2004! However, back when they got married, they created a huge controversy. Amrita stopped her career to be the mother of their mutual children.
After 13 years of marriage, Saif Ali Khan cheated on his wife with an Italian model, Rosa Catalano. After their breakup, he was no longer allowed to meet his children, Sara and Ibrahim, for a while which made it all so difficult to him that he opened up about his divorce. Even though they never actually talked about what went wrong in their relationship, this interview is quite enlightening. In 2005, the interviewed was conducted by Telegraph about their alimony given to his ex-wife. He said: “I’m supposed to give Amrita Rs 5 crore, of which I’ve already given her approximately Rs 2.5 crore. Also, I’m paying Rs 1 lakh per month until my son becomes 18.”
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“I’m not Shah Rukh Khan. I don’t have that kind of money. I’ve promised her I’ll pay up the rest of the money, and I will, even if I’ve to slog till I drop dead. Whatever I’ve earned from doing ads, stage shows, and films is being given for my children. I’ve no money. Our bungalow is for Amrita and the kids, and never mind the relatives who’ve joined her after my departure. Rosa and I stay in a pokey two-room apartment. Still, I’ve never been more at peace with myself. After a long long time, I feel my self-worth has returned.”
“It isn’t nice to be constantly reminded of how worthless you are and to have taunts, jeers, insults, and abuses thrown at your mother and sister all the time. I’ve gone through all of it. Now I feel healed again. Today, if I’ve found someone who actually makes me feel I’m worth something, what’s wrong with it? Earlier, I had hit such a rock bottom with my self-esteem that I’d be shocked if someone complimented me for my looks! Today if someone says something nice, I say, ‘That’s fine. Stars are supposed to be complimented.”
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He also talked about his children and how he felt about the situation back then: “My wife and I have gone our separate ways. I respect my wife’s space. But why am I being constantly reminded of how terrible a husband I was, and how awful a father I am. I’ve my son Ibrahim’s photograph in my wallet. Each time I look at it, I feel like crying, I miss my daughter Sarah all the time. I’m not allowed to meet my children. They aren’t allowed to come to visit me, let alone stay with me.
“Why? 'Because there’s a new woman in my life who’d influence my children against their mother’ That’s so much hogwash and Amrita knows it. Right now my kids are growing up with Amrita’s relatives and maidservants while she’s out working in a TV serial. Why does she need to do that, when I’m more than willing to support my family.”
As desperate as he felt back then, right now things are back to normal and they have a great relationship with their perfect way of co-parenting.
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He also commented in the interview on Rosa, who was the one he cheated with on his then-wife. “Unlike Amrita, Rosa is not from the film industry. Sure, I liked being put in touch with the industry’s bigwigs by Amrita, having dinner with Karan Johar, etc. But in hindsight, I’d have been better off finding my way through the industry. There’s a theory that I became whatever I am because Amrita took me by my finger and led me through it all. She has played a big hand in my growth as an actor and human being. But it’s a blessing to be with a woman who has nothing to do with movies. Even Shah Rukh’s wife Gauri keeps out of his career. I’d like to keep it that way.”
Going through whatever that he has said, he seems like a nice guy and after whatever that is happening in his life right now, he is a great father as well and has great respect for his ex-wife. Both him and Kareena. But going through another throwback interview, there are things that he has said which make us doubt it all. Let’s hope that he was commenting like this because he was hurt and immature and things have changed now. Take a look at the interview published in Filmi Beat.
Saif Ali Khan recommends marrying young ladies?! Click on NEXT page to find out more!
He said that he would recommend marrying younger women because….. Read it for yourself: “I definitely recommend it. It's also nice to be married to someone who's fun, beautiful and non-judgemental. All three things. It's not good to be married and then look at another woman and say she's hot. It's better to have a hot and se*y wife. Never have room for regret and never say, ‘Oh, I wish I was married to a beautiful girl.“. Not sure if everyone knows this but it is important to mention that Amrita was actually 13 years older than him! He also had mentioned in an interview that ex-wife was quite judgmental so we may see why he commented like this back then!
Later on, in the interview, he talked about how things change after the age of 40. How the physical attraction is no longer an important part of the relationship. “ You try and be the best you can be. You start getting interested in other things apart from se*, booze, and rock-n-roll. After 40, when se* stops being the most important thing in your life, you have a chance at building something good. And you don't want to go mess it up because you've taken a long time to build a safe zone.“
Whether he thinks the same right now or not, we are happy to see them as a big, happy family.