TIL Desk Bollywood/ Actor Saif Ali Khan, who was felicitated with the Padma Shri, India’s fourth highest civilian award in 2010, says he wanted to return it. On Arbaaz Khan’s chat show “Pinch”, Saif was taken through some mean tweets about him.
One of them read: “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.”
Reacting to it, 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. You will have to ask more senior people. 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 embarassing. And of course, there are some people who have it, I feel deserve it less than me also.”