Saif on giving back Padma Award

Arbaaz Khan has been a host of a program named ‘Pinch’ and invited Saif Ali Khan as the guest. As a part of the program, a list of troll & mean tweets on Saif were shown to him. One of the tweets said “This two-bit thug who bought a Padma Shri, named his son Taimur and beat up some people in a restaurant. How the hell did he get a role in Sacred Games? He can hardly act.”

Saif Ali Khan Padma Award
Saif Ali Khan Padma Award

Reacting to this Saif said, “Two-bit thug, I’m not… Bought a Padma Shri is also not possible. It is beyond me to bribe the Indian government. But I thought I don’t want to accept it. There are so many senior actors in the industry who deserved it even more than me, and had not gotten one…and it was very embarrassing. And of course, there are some people who have it, I feel deserve it less than me also. I wanted to give it back. I didn’t want to accept it. My father said to me, ‘I don’t think you are in a position to refuse the Indian government.’ So I said ‘okay’ and I very happily took it”

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