The 2004 divorce of Amrita Singh and Saif Ali Khan became one of the most trending and rumoured topics in the public eye. The couple had gone to great lengths to divulge the worst truths of their marriage to the world, involving a dramatic alimony and child custody dispute. For those who don’t know, Saif was only starting out in his career, and Amrita was a seasoned actress in Hindi films when they tied the knot in 1991. Saif and Amrita were fortunate to have two children, Sara and Ibrahim.
Saif Ali Khan and Amrita Singh had an appearance on Simi Garewal’s show Rendezvous in 1991, shortly after their secret marriage. Even though the couple seemed to be deeply in love with their idyllic married life, there were also certain revelations that suggested a potential conflict between them. During their talk, Amrita expressed her insecurities regarding Saif’s close association with other actresses. She continued by saying that she occasionally got into arguments with him and that she sometimes wanted to hit his head with a frying pan. She said, “I would lie if I said I didn’t. I’ve been here. We’ve had our problems, we’ve had our fights. I think it’s normal for a woman to feel insecure. I cried and fought, did normal things that any woman wanted to do. I wanted to bash Saif’s head with a frying pan.”
In 2004, Saif Ali Khan and Amrita Singh, who were once deeply in love, decided to part ways. The two, however, held some serious grudges against one another, and their split was anything but cordial. While Amrita spared no effort to discredit Saif by disclosing unpleasant details of their previous marriage, Saif also revealed something startling when he brought up the enormous amount of alimony he was required to give Amrita. Saif has disclosed how difficult it was for him to amass such a large sum of money. He said, “I’m supposed to give Amrita Rs 5 crore, of which I’ve already given her approximately Rs 2.5 crore. Also, I’m paying Rs 1 lakh per month until my son becomes 18. I’m not Shah Rukh Khan. I don’t have that kind of money. I’ve promised her I’ll pay up the rest of the money, and I will, even if I’ve to slog till I drop dead.”
Saif Ali Khan, however, openly disclosed in yet another of his confessions how, following their divorce, Amrita Singh, his ex-wife, prevented him from seeing their children, Sara and Ibrahim. In a previous interview with The Telegraph, Saif discussed how their mother Amrita indoctrinated their children against him. He also disclosed that his ex-wife left their children alone at home while she worked, with housekeepers taking care of them.