Bollywood actor Saif Ali Khan and his daughter Sara Ali Khan, who will soon make her Bollywood debut with Kedarnath, were the latest guests to grace Koffee With Karan 6.
During the episode, Sara spoke about the “unconventional” bond she shares with her father as well as his second marriage.
Saif married Amrita Singh in 1991 when he was just 21 years and the couple welcomed their first child, Sara, in 1993. It is owing to this “less age gap” that the two said they share a very “unconventional” relationship with each other.
The actor also shared that when he was “starting a new chapter” of his life with Kareena Kapoor, he sent a note to ex-wife Amrita wishing her well. “When I was getting married to Kareena and Sara was very excited and wanted to come over… For some reason, before going down I wrote a note to Amrita. And I said, ‘You know this is a new chapter starting, we have had our history and everything. Something along the lines of good wishes, I hope for both of us and something, you know to carry on, I sent it to Kareena. And I said, ‘Have a look at this, if it’s okay, I’m thinking of sending it across.’ And Kareena said, ‘I think it’s really nice.’ I sent it across and then Sara called me and said, ‘You know I was coming anyway but now I am coming with a happy heart even more.'”
Sara also talked about how her mother, Amrita, dressed her up to attend Saif and Kareena’s wedding. “My mom dressed me for my father’s wedding. A lot of people would be of the opinion that Kareena was being weird or mom was being weird. It was very comfortable. Everyone was so mature. It was not a big deal,” she said.
“Everyone has been clear about their dynamics with me. It has never been confusing. Kareena herself says that ‘look you have a mother and a great one and what I want is for us to be able to be friends.’ My father also never said ‘this is your second mother’ or made it any way uncomfortable,” she added.
Further, Sara said that she is happy that her parents are centred in their lives and she now has “two comfortable homes to go to rather than one uncomfortable one”. “I would be like what should I call her – Kareena or Kareena aunty and my father would be like ‘you would not want to call her an aunty’,” she said.
The two then talked about how Saif seems to have entered a new phase in his work as an actor. Saif said that he considers himself a better actor since the success of his Netflix show Sacred Games.