Abused my mother, called me worthless: Saif on ex-wife Amrita Singh


It’s been ten years, Bollywood odd couple Saif Ali Khan and Amrita Singh parted ways officially. Post separation, various reports about their blame game surfaced on media and now we got our hands in an old interview of Saif Ali Khan where he talked about his equation with ex-wife Amrita Singh and his then girlfriend Rosa Catalano.

During an interview with Telegraph in 2005, Saif spoke about the inhuman behavior of Amrita and the alimony given to her. “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. Rosa and I stay in a pokey two-room apartment. Still, I’ve never been more at peace with myself. After a long long time, I feel my self-worth has returned. 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. Now I feel healed again. Today, if I’ve found someone who actually makes me feel I’m worth something, what’s wrong with it? Earlier, I had hit such a rock bottom with my self-esteem that I’d be shocked if someone complimented me for my looks! Today if someone says something nice, I say, ‘That’s fine. Stars are supposed to be complimented," the actor was quoted in the interview.

Saif also spoke about his then 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, " Saif was quoted in the interview.

Today, Saif Ali Khan is in a happy space. He is happily married to Bollywood actress Kareena Kapoor Khan and is blessed with a baby boy, named Taimur Ali Khan Pataudi on December 20, 2016.