It was not just Tiger Pataudi who had women drooling over him but also his son, the chota Nawab of Pataudi, Saif Ali Khan who has a maddening female fan following. Saif has had his fair share of romantic relationships, including his marriages to some of the most successful and gorgeous women ever.
From a thirteen year long marriage to Amrita Singh, a short term affair with Swiss model Rosa, a couple of flings here and there and a dream wedding with the hottest Bollywood actress Kareena Kapoor, Saif is undoubtedly one of the most romantic persons from the film fraternity.
In a candid chat with Simi Garewal on her chat show a few years ago, Saif Ali Khan and Amrita Singh, who is Saif’s first wife and former actress had once spilled the beans on their steaming first date. So here’s how their journey began together and ended in sperate destinations.
Saif and Amrita met for the first time on the sets of Rahul Rawail’s film which starred Saif and Kajol in lead roles. While Amrita was completely oblivious to the fact that she had made Saif skip a heart beat, Saif immediately felt some sort of connection to this diva.
He said, after a couple of days, Saif musyered the courage and called up Amrita asking if she would like to go out with him for dinner, where Amrita generally sternly refuses saying, “I don’t go out for dinners.” she found herself telling Saif “I don’t go out for dinners but you can come over to my place for dinner.”
Saif’s joy knew no bounds and he didn’t want to mess it up so he made sure he reached her place on time. Saif always felt that though Amrita portrayed a very firm and strong exterior, on the inside she was a really wonderful person. The dinner ranged from professional to personal conversation and though Saif stressed on the fact that he only had one idea in mind and that was to ‘have a nice time with a very nice person’. But somehow towards the end of the night, they kissed each other.
That is how this fairytale began. Amrita married Saif Ali Khan in 1991. In 1993, she gave up acting for a family life with her husband. Break up and eventually divorce with Saif Ali Khan must have been very painful for Amrita Singh who was not just a doting wife but also a mother of two children, a daughter named Sara Ali Khan (born September 1993) and a son named Ibrahim Ali Khan (born October 2001). A torrid love affair that brought her to the alter with Saif who was 12 years her junior and then again 13 years of marital bliss and finally a bitter divorce.
After thirteen years of marriage, they divorced in 2004.
Saif Khan had been dating B’wood diva Kareena Kapoor since October 2007 when they were shooting for a film. This was around the same time that Kareena broke up with her boyfriend Shahid Kapoor. Saif and Kareena raised a lot of eyebrows when they started livini-in. The concept of live in relationships is still seen as a tabboo. Saif and Kareena got married in court on 16 October 2012.