Saif reveals why he and Kareena named their son Taimur


When proud father Saif Ali Khan declared the arrival of his son and announced the name of his baby, he received lots of flak from Twitterati for naming their son Taimur. Over these days, the Nawab kept mum on the issue but finally he broke his silence and revealed as why he name his son, Taimur Ali Khan Pataudi.

 In a recent interview with Mumbai Mirror. He joked, "He (Taimur) scowls a lot, passes wind and yells so Kareena thinks he's a lot like me-a cranky, farty yeller!"

Talking about the social media storm that had erupted over his son's name, Saif said, "Social media just makes it clear what everybody is thinking in a sense. There is a lot of anonymity from the side of the people who are doing the talking so they feel free to say whatever they like, and sometimes they get very nasty."

Saif added that along with hate comment, they have also received lots of love and support from people. He said, "As far as I am concerned, stars are privileged and our country is actually still very balanced. People talk about the country becoming right-wing and fascist, and we have all these fears...but the fact of the matter is that if you view the kind of unnecessary drama over Taimur, there were a lot of voices...I felt I didn't have to say anything because a lot of people had spoken wisely and liberally. Voices that kind of vindicated my decision and made me feel that it's absolutely fine (to have the freedom to name his child as he wished to)."

The ‘Rangoon’ actor slammed trolls for their "ridiculous" hate posts. He said, "Yes, there were some people who raised some objections but obviously just to look at medieval history and to make value judgments is, I think, ridiculous, and a lot of people have said that on my behalf."

For the first time, Saif revealed the reason behind naming his son Taimur. "My wife and I love the sound of it and we love its meaning. I am aware of the heritage of the Turkish ruler-he was Timur, my son is Taimur, an ancient Persian name that means iron," he said, adding with his tongue-in-cheek humour, "Perhaps, I should have added a disclaimer, as they do in the movies, that any resemblance to any person, living or dead, is purely coincidental."

Saif and Kareena welcomed their first child on December 20.


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