- Saif said Taimur is a "blue eyed boy"
- "He is a genetic treasure trove," he added
- "It's beyond me," said Saif
Apart from Taimur's crazy popularity on social media, the little one featured in headlines soon after he was born and his name was announced. Speaking to NDTV last year, Saif revisited the controversy and said: "I've known a couple of people called Taimur while growing up and there was drama involved, it was just a nice name. It means iron and it's a strong, beautiful sounding name. Yes, I am aware there is a Mongol ruler who was possibly a little violent but I think that was the whole point really, if you want to be a conquering general you have to be a little violent. I want to say I've not named Taimur after him."
Kareena and Saif have never appeared to be overly shield Taimur from the media glare, and as and when Taimur's unreleased photos have gone viral, the Royal couple handled it with quite some ease. When a photo of baby Taimur from when he was just a few months old was circulated on social media, Saif just had two words to say: "That's okay". He added: "That the part of Internet where there's no secrecy or privacy. And you know, I don't know, maybe there shouldn't be."
On December 20, Taimur Ali Khan Pataudi had a fabulous first birthday at the Pataudi Palace and his birthday entourage included his star parents, Karisma Kapoor and her children, Amrita Arora, Randhir Kapoor and Karan Kapoor. (With IANS inputs)