His father Mansoor Ali Khan Patuadi and grandfather Iftikar Ali Khan both were cricketers, while his mother Sharmila Tagore is an actress.
"Genetically, I seem to have gone on my mother's side, but that's also fine because I am 42 now - I would have retired as a cricketer, but I am just starting to enjoy myself as an actor. I think it's all in all a good decision," Saif told reporters while promoting his forthcoming release Go Goa Gone on the sets of IPL Extraa Innings here.
He also talked about the book 'Pataudi: Nawab of Cricket', about his father, who passed away in 2011. He said, "The book is like a collection of people's experiences of him, it's not really a story as such."
Saif is currently busy promoting Go Goa Gone coming out May 10.