Locals of Bhopal supposedly showed black flags to Saif Ali Khan, their titular nawab, when he visited the city last week. They were protesting against the decision to appoint a Saudi national as the caretaker of the guesthouses built by erstwhile Nawabs of Bhopal for Haj pilgrims in that country.
“There’s some agitation over the political and family responsibilities there,” says Saif. “We are trying to sort it out as soon as we can. My mother is in charge of that issue. I have no idea about it.” It’s believed that Congress leader Arif Masood led the protest and they threatened to boycott Saif’s films including Agent Vinod until an Indian national is re-appointed as the caretaker of the guesthouses in Saudi Arabia.
“Amma will sort out the issue amicably,” says Saif.