Saif Ali Khan on paternity leave; will shoot 'Chef' abroad in mid-January

After becoming a daddy for the third time, Saif Ali Khan has taken a month-long paternity leave to be with wife Kareena and their new-born son whom they have named Taimur Ali Khan Pataudi. Saif will get back to work by mid-January.

On December 20 morning, Kareena gave birth to the couple’s cute son at Breach Candy Hospital. Saif and Kareena returned home from the hospital yesterday after noon (December 22) with tiny Taimur and introduced the ‘mini’ Nawab to the media posing form their home at Fortune Heights in Bandra.

On Thursday, Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor brought home their two-day old son, Taimur Ali Khan Pataudi, from Breach Candy hospital. The new parents left the hospital at 3.30 pm and posed for pictures with the newborn after arriving at their residence in Bandra.

Saif was with his wife at the time of delivery and was spotted in green scrubs in the first picture of him with Kareena and baby Taimur. He is currently on paternity leave and will resume shooting for his film ‘Chef’, by mid-Januaray.

‘Chef’ is the remake of 2014 Hollywood film of the same name written, produced and directed by Jon Favreau, who also starred as the protagonist in it. Being directed by Raja Krishna Menon who directed Akshay Kumar’s ‘Airlift’. The film went on floors a couple of months ago, and has shot across Kerala, Punjab, Delhi and Goa and has completed 80 per cent of filming. The next schedule will be shot abroad.

Speaking to a popular daily director Menon said, “I have just completed the recce in the US and Europe. By next week we'll decide where we will go for the final shoot, it will be one of these two destinations. We are yet to shoot the climax and the destination plays an important part, that shoot will kick off by mid-January." He added that the film will wrap-up by mid-February. The film is set for release on July 14, 2017.

Before that, Saif will be seen in Vishal Bhardwaj’s directorial ‘Rangoon’ which also stars Shahid Kapoor and Kangana Ranaut. The movie set in the backrop of World War II will hit screens on February 24, 2017.