This is why Saif Ali Khan wanted to return the Padma Shri Award BACK!

In 2010, Saif Ali Khan was awarded India's fourth highest civilian award, the Padma Shri but in his recent interview on Arbaaz Khan's chat show Pinch, he revealed he wanted to return the Padma Shri but revealed why didn't do so

This is why Saif Ali Khan wanted to return the Padma Shri award BACK! This is why Saif Ali Khan wanted to return the Padma Shri award BACK! Source : Press

Saif Ali Khan recently made an appearance on Arbaaz Khan's chat show Pinch and was taken through some mean tweets about him. One tweet that he read stated, "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't act!"

To which Saif who actually received the award in 2010 recalled how he wanted to return the Padma Shri, India's fourth highest civilian award back. He said, "Two-bit thug, I'm not... Bought a Padma Shri is also not possible. It is beyond me to bribe the Indian government. You will have to ask more senior people. But I thought I don't want to accept 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."

He said that he spoke to his father, the late Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi who also told him how he was not in the position to refuse the Indian government. Hence he happily took it. He said, "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 an honour for the work he has done."

He was also trolled about being a nawab, the troll questioned him on "being a nawab and still clinging on to rotten 'hukumat.'" He said, that he has never been interested in being a nawab. and further joked saying, he, in fact, he prefers eating kebab. Saif was also slammed for wearing a simple white kurta pajama for Sonam Kapoor's wedding. To which he replied, "It was her wedding, not mine."

On the work front, Saif will next be seen in the second season of Sacred Games where he will reprise the role of Sartaj Singh.


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