A Tough Balance of Honesty & Gloss: Saif on his Autobiography

“I don’t know if I am prepared to put myself through the 100% abuse that’s going to come my way," said Saif.

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Saif Ali Khan speaks about his autobiography.

The announcement of actor Saif Ali Khan's autobiography led to him being trolled on social media. Saif had earlier come under scrutiny after he said that he had been "a victim of nepotism." Netizens wondered if Saif, who is the son of late legendary cricketer Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi and actress Sharmila Tagore, was going to write about the same.

In an appearance on Jacqueline Fernandez and Amanda Cerny’s new podcast, the actor said that he is has contemplated backing out.

Clarifying that he will write his autobiography, Saif said, “I am of course doing my autobiography. I was only thinking aloud. It will be  a tough balance  of honesty and  gloss.”

Talking about it on the podcast, he said, “Honestly, I don’t know if I am prepared to put myself through the 100% abuse that’s going to come my way.”

He continued, “I’m really sorry to say it, I’m going to say it, I don’t think the general audience -- and not just general -- but there will be a section of the audience that’s so negative in India that I don’t want to share my life and talk about things...”He laughed that he hadn’t even told the publishers that he was having second thoughts. “Maybe I’ll do it, maybe I won’t,” he said, sharing an anecdote.

“When I was walking today, part of the book should describe what I was feeling and thinking looking at these trees and thinking about how lucky we are to be shooting in Himachal, and it’s not really,” he said.

Saif is currently expecting his second child with his now-wife Kareena Kapoor Khan. They have a son, named Taimur, together.

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