Today, Saif Ali Khan turns 40. And he will be celebrating his milestone birthday in Switzerland with only Kareena Kapoor for company. The
couldn’t be more thrilled. “I feel conscious talking about this in the press but Kareena is a wonderful girl and it is on occasions like these that the time and importance we have in each other’s lives is underlined that much more strongly,” he says, as he rushes off on his much-anticipated break.
Quiz him on his birthday plans and he says, “It’s a bit of a surprise. I guess we will have a quiet dinner. It’s great to be taking off on a holiday to one of our favourite places. We feel at home in Switzerland.”
Yeah, Kareena had once said that she would like to buy a house there. Is Saif planning to gift her a Swiss chalet? “We stay at the Palace Hotel. The people who work there know us well and are almost like family,” he says. “The restaurants we frequent are familiar. Why would we want to buy ourselves a chalet when we have such a charming place to stay at? It is far warmer than any house. And it’s not as if you’re going to live in Switzerland forever. With Kareena by my side, any place feels like home. I’m hoping this is going to be a special year for me, both personally and professionally.”