MUMBAI: A throwback interview of Saif Ali Khan on ex-wife actress Amrita Singh is creating a ripple on social media.
The other side of the most educated and elegant, well-acclaimed actor in Bollywood industry has surely shocked the netizens after the actor revealed some bitter truths about his failed marriage and divorce with ex-wife Amrita Singh.
Back in 2005, during an interview with The Telegraph, Saif had opened up on his estranged wife.
The ‘Rangoon’ actor revealed that Amrita Singh used to abuse his mother and sister and also kept their kids Ibrahim and Sara away from him.
He stated, “My wife and I have gone our separate ways. I respect my wife’s space. But why am I being constantly reminded of how terrible a husband I was, and how awful a father I am’ I’ve my son Ibrahim’s photograph in my wallet. It isn’t nice to be constantly reminded of how worthless you are and to have taunts, jeers, insults and abuses thrown at your mother and sister all the time. I’ve gone through all of it. Each time I look at it, I feel like crying. I miss my daughter Sarah all the time. I’m not allowed to meet my children. “
The actor also spoke about the alimony given to his ex-wife. “I’m supposed to give Amrita Rs 5 crore, of which I’ve already given her approximately Rs 2.5 crore. Also, I’m paying Rs 1 lakh per month until my son becomes 18. I’m not Shah Rukh Khan. I don’t have that kind of money. I’ve promised her I’ll pay up the rest of the money, and I will, even if I’ve to slog till I drop dead. Whatever I’ve earned from doing ads, stage shows and films is being given for my children. I’ve no money. Our bungalow is for Amrita and the kids, and never mind the relatives who’ve joined her after my departure,” said Saif.
He also spoke about his then Italian girlfriend Rosa, “Unlike Amrita, Rosa is not from the film industry. Sure, I liked being put in touch with the industry’s bigwigs by Amrita, having dinner with Karan Johar, etc. But in hindsight, I’d have been better off finding my way through the industry. There’s a theory that I became whatever I am because Amrita took me by my finger and led me through it all. She has played a big hand in my growth as an actor and human being. But it’s a blessing to be with a woman who has nothing to do with movies. Even Shah Rukh’s wife Gauri keeps out of his career. I’d like to keep it that way,” he stated.