Actor Saif Ali Khan said that he wanted to return the Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian honor of India, which was received in 2010. During the Arbaaz Khan chat show 'Pinch', the tweets about Saif were being discussed. One of those tweets was said, "How did the thug who got the Padmashree, who named his son named Timur and beat a restaurant, got the role in 'Sacred Games'? It can barely act. "
Responding to this, Saif said, "I am not thug. It is not possible to buy 'Padmashree'. It is not possible for me to give a bribe to the Indian government. You will have to ask senior people for this. But I do not want to accept it.
He said, "There are many senior actors in the world of films who are more entitled to this honor than me and they have not got this. Likewise, there are some people who have this honor and they are far below me to keep it. "
Saif said that he spoke to his late father Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi and changed his views.
He said, "I wanted to return it. I did not want to take it. My father said to me, 'I do not think you can convince the Indian government.' So I did yes and gladly kept it. "
He further said, "I see it in such a way that I hope for the time ... because I have not stopped working yet and I like acting, I am working fine. I am happy that which is happening .. I hope when people look back, they will say that it is worthy of this honor for the work they have done. "
During 'Pinch', Saif also responded by a troller, who questioned him about being 'Nawab'.
A troll had raised questions about having 'Nawab' and still 'ruling'.
After reading this, Saif quipped, "I was never interested in becoming a Nawab. I like to eat kebabs. "