Why Saif Ali Khan borrowed Rs.100 from his ex-wife Amrita Singh when he was 20 years old?
Saif Ali Khan’s struggle in Bollywood started in 1991. He was cast as the male lead in Rahul Rawail’s Bekhudi opposite Kajol but was replaced by Kamal Sadanah after completing the first schedule of the film because Saif was considered unprofessional by Rawail. Saif would make his debut later in Yash Chopra’s Parampara in 1993. While working in Bekhudi Khan met Amrita Singh at a photoshoot and they became friends. While Khan was trying to make a mark in Bollywood Amrita Singh was a well-established star.
During the photoshoot, sparks flew between the two and Saif felt a strong attraction for Amrita Singh and he asked her out for dinner. Amrita didn’t repel his advances but suggested that Saif should join her for dinner at her place. Both of them had dinner at Amrita’s place and after dinner, they kissed and slept in different rooms. In an interview with Simi Garewal, Saif and Amrita revealed all this and Amrita also told Simi why Saif had borrowed Rs.100 from her.
On the show Rendezvous with Simi Garewal in the presence of Saif and Simi, Amrita revealed that Saif had to borrow Rs.100 from her as he was not carrying any money at that time. She had said, “He had spent two days at my home and he had to go for shooting. First, he asked me for Rs.100 as he had no money. So, I said ‘Why don’t you take my car?’ Then Saif said that he had the production car waiting for him outside so he doesn’t need my car.” And, in response, Amrita said to Saif, “No, do take it. If nothing else, you will at least come back to return the car.”
On the same show, talking about Saif’s nature Amrita said, “I could never imagine myself being married to a man younger than me. Saif was the only person I had met in my life who was patient with me. That meant a lot to me.” While on the same show Saif said, “I strongly felt that you don’t meet people very often who on every chemical level do something right for you. I don’t think I’m going to find this again, so I might as well hang on to it.”
Amrita and Saif got married in 1991 in spite of the age gap of 12 years. Saif and Amrita gave birth to two kids Sara Ali Khan and Ibrahim Ali Khan. However, they got divorced after 13 years of marriage. Their daughter Sara made her debut in Bollywood in Abhishek Kapoor’s Kedarnath opposite Sushant Singh Rajput in 2018.