Life offers unique and unending experiences that shape us into who we are. Some places are so deeply etched in our memories that we vividly remember everything about it.
Bollywood actress Soha Ali Khan has shared some fond memories of her childhood home, the iconic Pataudi Palace, on her social media page.
She is the daughter of yesteryear cricketer Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi and actress Sharmila Tagore. Noted Bollywood actor Saif Ali Khan is her brother.
The grand Pataudi Palace that exudes the majestic elegance of the colonial architecture sprawls in 10 acres. There are more than 150 rooms in the palace. Among them, 7 are spacious bedrooms, 7 leisure halls, vast halls, dining area, and other areas. The palace is currently valued at more than Rs 800 crore. The palace is in Haryana's Gurugram.
She often speaks about her childhood days at the Pataudi Palace. Moreover, Soha has shared a few pics of her daughter Inaaya playing in the premises of their ancestral home.
“I just like the greenery and the open spaces. I feel closer to my father when I am there. I go to his grave and spend time with him. I have so many memories of growing up there. I remember the time when there was no electricity and we had visited as children. We used to sleep outside under the mosquito net. Now, we have AC, but back then there was no AC or mobile phones. We play cricket and do organic farming. Inaaya also goes there and plants something. We make salad using the veggies that she herself has grown and harvested. There were peacocks, dogs and sometimes snakes,” says Soha.