Ex-wife Amrita Singh slams Saif Ali Khan for his 'concern' over daughter Sara's career

Ex-wife Amrita Singh slams Saif Ali Khan for his 'concern' over daughter Sara's career

Exes Amrita Singh and Saif Ali Khan are now embroiled in an ugly war and it is pretty clear who's winning!

A few days ago, doting father Saif Ali Khan expressed his unhappiness at daughter Sara's career choice. He wanted the Columbia University graduate to opt for a job in New York as opposed to becoming an actor.

“Why would she want that for herself? Look at where she studied. After having done that, why wouldn’t she want to live and work in New York, rather than do this? I am not looking down on acting, it’s just it is not the most stable profession. And everyone lives in constant fear. And there is no guarantee that despite doing your best, you will succeed. This is not the life, any parent would want for their children,” he said in an interview.

Amrita and Saif at war because of Sara!

However, it seems that his comment has not gone down well with Sara's mum and Saif's ex-wife Amrita Singh. In fact, an entertainment daily stated that this comment led to a major showdown between the exes.

Reportedly ex-wife Amrita was so unhappy with Saif's comment about Sara's future in the industry that she allegedly called and slammed him over the phone.

"She told him it was an irresponsible thing to say considering Sara is about to embark on a film career," the source told the daily. "Saif didn’t want to be dragged into an argument, so he mumbled that he was ‘quoted out of context’ and calmed down his former wife," the source added.

Interestingly, it seems that mum Amrita is more than happy with her daughter's career choice and her debut plans and doesn't want anything to jeopardise her chances in the industry.

Saif forced to agree to Amrita and Sara?

Because of this alleged showdown, Saif has now been forced to fold his hands (metaphorically), retract his comments and agree with Sara and ex-wife Amrita.

He proved so by sharing what 'he actually meant' at a conference following that call.

"I love my daughter, support her and I think her choice is great. Of course, she is an actress, she belongs to a family of artistes, which is great, but I am still a little concerned for her as it is an unsure profession. Because I love her, I worry for her. That’s all I am saying. Is that clear? People write things like, ‘He doesn’t know what he is saying. He doesn’t know his mind.’ I find that annoying," he clarified.
Well, it seems that their daughter's career choice has the exes and their difference of opinion split wide open.
Only time will tell if Saif will have to keep mum as far as his kids (with Amrita) Sara and Ibrahim are concerned or if he gets to share his opinion openly. For now, it is pretty clear that ex-wife Amrita is in charge and she is steering her daughter's career the way she deems fit.

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How to help your kids after your marriage breaks!

But the fight between these exes does bring an important point to the fore, what happens to kids in the aftermath of a bitter separation? And especially when both parties want different life choices for their kids.
Delhi-based clinical psychologist, Anuja Kapur explains, "What parents don't realise is that while they may have problems with each other, the children often have good relationships with both parents - and they lose that when the family breaks up. Constant fighting between parents had less adverse effects than parental separation."
In such a situation, here's what parents ought to do to help kids of a broken marriage:
  • Wait two to three years following divorce or the death of your spouse before seriously dating
  • Date two years before deciding to marry; then date their children before the wedding
  • Know how to work on creating a stepfamily
  • Realize that the 'honeymoon' comes at the end of the journey for remarried couples, not the beginning
  • Think about the kids: 'Yours and Mine'
  • Manage and be sensitive to old loyalties
  • Don’t expect your partner (new spouse) to feel the same about your children as you do
  • Realise that remarriage has unique barriers
  • Parent as a team; get your plan ready

Read: Saif Ali Khan revealed the TRUTH behind the end of his turbulent marriage to ex-wife Amrita Singh

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Deepshikha Punj

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