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Those who have come late, Saif Ali Khan's WhatsApp display picture which had Taimur's latest click got leaked. Though Saif removed Taimur's picture minutes later, it was rather too late. And recently the actor even talked about it. Read what the doting father told Mumbai Mirror below.
Saif Breaks His Silence...
Recently, a new picture of Taimur Ali Khan Pataudi, who will be two months old on February 20, surfaced on the World Wide Web and instantly went viral. While Saif confirmed that it was indeed his newborn son, he also revealed that it was his Whatsapp display picture. "I didn't intend to publish it but never mind.''
This Is Not The First Time Taimur Is Trending
When Saifeena's son was born, the couple christened him as Taimur and it evoked a widespread reaction on Twitter as the Twitterati started trolling the name of the newborn. People criticised the couple for naming him after a Moghul ruler.
Saif Gave A Perfect Reply To The Trolls
He had told a leading daily, "I'm aware of the heritage of the Turkish ruler and my son was not named after him. He was Timur, my son is Taimur. Perhaps the root is similar but it's not the same name. Taimur is an ancient Persian name meaning iron.''
Both My Wife & I Liked The Name
''Both my wife and I liked its sound and the meaning. In fact, of all the names I ran by Kareena, she liked this one the best because it's beautiful and strong. Taimur was the name of a boy he'd grown up with and a cousin too. It's an old family name like Sara who was also named after a cousin I admired."
I Should Have Added A Disclaimer
He added. "I should have added a disclaimer, as they do in the movies, that any resemblance to any person, living or dead, is purely coincidental. Yes, there were some people who raised some objections but obviously just to look at medieval history and to make value judgments is, I think, ridiculous, and a lot of people have said that on my behalf.''
India Is Still Liberal
"I feel quite confident that we don't live in a right-wing society. As yet, India is still liberal and people are still open minded."
On the work front, Saif Ali Khan is busy with the promotions of his upcoming film Rangoon. Directed by Vishal Bhardwaj, the film also stars Shahid Kapoor and Kangana Ranaut.
Rangoon is all set to hit the screens on 24 Feb 2017.