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Babysitting Saif Ali Khan

Last updated on: September 24, 2009 

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Every now and then we get readers sharing priceless moments with the stars.

One such reader is Nazir Patel, from Canada, who got a chance to babysit Saif Ali Khan way back in 1983. He shares his experience.

If you've bumped into any star and had memorable experiences, mail them in! We would love to publish them right here on rediff.com!

I used to work in the accounting department of one of the largest travel companies at the time, known as P Lawson Travel. From my office, I could see the Westbury Hotel where popular Indian stars and singers used to be stay when in town.

Around that time, I met Saif and his parents, Nawab of Pataudi and Sharmila Tagore. I was 54 then.

I remember these two well dressed children in shorts standing beside them. One was perhaps Saif and the other one I cannot recall. I had met them at the hotel. The Nawab came across as a very polite and classy man while Sharmila was quite reserved.

We made small talk. I said hello to the children and they smiled. Thereafter all of them went shopping in the hotel. It was later that I got a chance to take a photograph with Sharmila, who even without makeup looked quite pretty.


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Since I knew the producers of the movie [Door Desh, with Shashi Kapoor] that Sharmila was shooting for, I was invited to their home where they were planning to shoot a birthday scene. It was coincidence that I ended up sort of like babysitting Saif.

As the room was set for the birthday scene, one of the producers asked me if I could sit in the kitchen with this young boy. I agreed. Saif just wouldn't sit still. He kept moving about in the kitchen. I had to tell him to please sit down and kept engaging him in conversation. I also took out a can of Coke and gave it to him. He kept sipping and I kept talking until the scene was shot (which did take a while). I really cannot recall the conversation.

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