It seems Imran Khan started a new trend in the Hindi film industry of expectant fathers taking time off for the arrival of their babies.
After Imran it was Shahid Kapoor who put Vishal Bhardwaj’s Rangoon on hold to be with his wife until their baby was born.
Now Saif Ali Khan has also decided to take time off to be with his second wife Kareena Kapoor’s first born.
Saif will wrap up work on the current schedule of Chef, the Indian adaptation of Jon Favreau’s Chef where Saifplays a chef , and proceed on a month-long paternity leave.
Confirming this , Chef director Raja Krishna Menon says, “Yes, Saif takes a month off after a small schedule of my film in early December.”
Friends of Saif and Kareena say the couple intends to devote all their time to their baby when it’s born in December.
“Saif will ease back into work with the next schedule of Chef in January. Kareena will spend as much time with the baby as she wants before starting her next film which is Veera Di Wedding with Sonam Kapoor.
Saif, incidentally learnt cooking for Chef from Himanshu Taneja , executive chef of J W Marriott, Mumbai. Saifhas promised to put together a sinfully yummy meal for the entire team of Chef before the shooting is done.
The wait is on.