Saif Ali Khan has had a connection with the Kapoor Khandaan that goes a long way back to his childhood – when he was just two years old.
In Shashi Kapoor‘s biography, Shashi Kapoor: The Householder, The Star, written by Aseem Chhabra, Sharmila Tagore speaks about her equation with the Kapoor and her son’s fondness for the actor.
Shashi and I were in Jaipur for Paap Aur Punya. My son, Saif, who was just two years old, was with me, as were Shashi’s wife and kids. The Kapoors would take my son around, and Shashi, I imagine, spent time playing with him – because soon, Saif grew quite attached to ‘Shashi Uncle’. One day, Shashi happened to be shooting a scene where a villain put a noose around his neck, while he yanked at the rope and struggled quite desperately. Suddenly, the villain, who was in complete command of the scene, screamed. Unknown to him, Saif had crawled up and bitten him on the leg. You see, Saif thought that his Shashi Uncle was being beaten up, was in huge danger and nobody was helping him. He had to act. Shashi Uncle was really his favourite.
That’s really adorable. What do you think?