Saif Ali Khan is currently spending some quality time with wife, Kareena Kapoor Khan, and son Taimur in London. At the age of 47, Saif is a dad to three kids—Sara Ali Khan, who is all set to make her Bollywood debut, this year, Ibrahim Khan and Taimur Ali Khan, who is the cynosure of everyone’s eyes. He is quite a doting father. He loves to give his kids the space and freedom they need but also make sure he is well abreast about their lives, wherever he is.

In a recent interview with DNA, Saif was asked about his approached to parenting, and his hopes as well as expectations from his kids, to which he replied, “I have given my kids the freedom and space, which is why I trust them to not misuse it. They (Sara and Ibrahim) are young, but they tell me everything. I’m always in the know of what’s happening in their lives. I don’t know if I can call myself a friend, but we are really close as family and they know they can share anything with me.”

In between there were issues with Sara’s upcoming debut and it was none other than Saif who had intervened to sort the problem with the dates. Speaking about Sara and her much awaited debut, Saif said, “Sara is a sweet and a bright kid. I don’t know what I should be saying because it seems weird to praise my own daughter. But she’s hardworking, I have noticed that about her.” Furthermore, he said, “here’s been a lot of here and there with Sara’s debut but she has worked it through. Now, Karan Johar is taking care of her and she is in the Dharma camp, so she’ll be fine. I would have always liked that because then, it’s a lot more secure and people like Karan know how to take care of you. It’s more than just making a film. She’s following her heart.”

When he was asked about Taimur and the constant media glare he has been subjected to, Saif reiterated that he doesn’t have a problem with the shutterbugs clicking his pics. “I don’t have a problem with the photographers because they are just clicking his pictures. Although it’s a bit intrusive, no movie star has a privilege of being extremely private. You might be looking at the Taj Mahal and people will start clicking your pictures. You try to be normal and then everyone takes your picture. That’s mildly bothersome. But I just think he has to get used to that, because, in the end, they are just clicking a few photographs.”