Barely a day after the birth of Taimur Ali Khan Pataudi, social media trolls went into a frenzy over the baby’s name. Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor‘s new born’s name was mistaken for a Turco-Mongol conqueror from the 14th century, who was also the founder of the Timurid Empire in Persia, but it actually just means iron in Arabic.
Recently, Bebo walked the ramp for Anita Dongre during the Lakme Fashion Week, but before that she spoke to a leading daily about the controversy surrounding Taimur’s name. She said:
It was bizarre. I have no idea why people took my baby’s name so personally. But we love the name and let me put it this way — it has no resemblance to any person living or dead. We love the meaning and I am happy that [some] people came out in support of us so strongly. That support matters more than anything bad that was said or written.
We love the name too, Bebo!