Taimur Ali Khan is already a star as Twitter trolls Kareena Kapoor, Saif Ali Khan's newborn
Taimur Ali Khan. Naam toh suna hoga.
But more than the good news, the couple are gaining traction on social media because of the rather unique name they have bestowed upon their son - Taimur Ali Khan.
Filmmaker Karan Johar was the first one to tweet the baby's name. Since then, the name has been trending on Twitter leaving the followers wondering why the name of the Turco-Mongol ruler was trending on the micro blogging website.
While some started trolling the couple for taking a page out of the history textbook, the others welcomed baby Taimur to the world, adding that it was a befitting name given the royal and distinguished lineage of the Pataudi family.
The name may be rather unconventional, but Twitterati started bashing the parents for naming it after an Islamic plunderer and even went on to dub Saif as a 'jihadist.' So typical of Twitter.
They also started guessing the nickname of the newborn since his maternal side is known for its short and funny nicknames: Rishi Kapoor as Chintu, Rajiv Kapoor as Chimpu, Randhir Kapoor as Dabbu, Karishma Kapoor as Lolo and the mother Kareena as Bebo.
Rishi mentioned in an episode of Koffee with Karan Season 2 that it was a conscious decision on his part to not coin any nicknames for his children Ranbir Kapoor and Ridddhima Kapoor. However, Kareena and Saif may not enjoy that luxury as Taimur will be a rather hard-on-the-tongue nickname to shout out.
While some tweets absolutely disgusted us, there were a few which got our attention thanks to their witty tone. As we sit back and enjoy these tweets, we hope that these are in good humour as regardless of the name, Taimur Ali Khan will soon be the next industry kid to look out for.
Taimur Ali Khan? I'd be so unhappy if he fails to kick democracy out to start his reign.
— ɑɑwɑRɑ (@MaskedSRKFan) December 20, 2016
Huh but they still broke my dream of fixing Misha with her baby boy💔😭😂 Like nooo. I'm not giving my Misha To some Taimur ali Khan huh !💔😭😂
— Farebi. (@MsShahidKapoor) December 20, 2016
Thanks to Taimur ali khan,ok jaanu is not the worst name ive heard this month anymore. — Balance (@jeetofcourse) December 20, 2016
Father's side name: Taimur Ali Khan Pataudi Mother's side name: Tito
— Parth Kulkarni (@parthya) December 20, 2016
Have Mughals invaded us again? If no, why is Taimur Ali Khan trending? — Cryptic Mind (@Vishj05) December 20, 2016
— ikpsgill (@ikpsgill1) December 20, 2016
Taimur Ali Khan? As per the latest name trends in Bollywood, I thought they will name him KAIF KAreena saIF 😛 SALMAN KHAN BIRTHDAY WEEK — Lafanga (@chupbesaale) December 20, 2016
Baby born to #KareenaKapoor even after Saif sex. Special agent Taimur Ali Khan will reveal some shocking facts to press today
— Ranjeetinder (@life_hacker23) December 20, 2016
Ashutosh Gowarikar already planning next historical epic "Mongol" for debut of Taimur Ali Khan. — kill me softly (@hangmenow_) December 20, 2016
Taimur Ali Khan ? Guess Aurangzeb or Khalil Sultan was already taken..?
— Paresh Rawal fan (@Babu_Bhaiyaa) December 20, 2016
Soo Taimur Ali Khan is going to be the future Shahrukh Khan for US immigration authorities. 😒
— Lazy Cat🐈 (@DenNehaS) December 20, 2016
I think instead of screwing up Mumbai station names, the Maha government should change Taimur Ali Khan's name, that too on priority basis!! — akshay sirsalewala (@akshaykumars) December 20, 2016
In 2037 Boy- Hi my name is taimur Ali Khan Pataudi Girl- I have a boyfriend
— भाईसाहब (@Bhai_saheb) December 20, 2016
Taimur Ali Khan ? Sounds like a Bangladeshi fast bowler.
— Rooooooneeyyy (@TheChaoticNinja) December 20, 2016
What???? Taimur Ali Khan ???? pic.twitter.com/VrHwHA8z0X
— Mr. Hoodie (@RahulReply) December 20, 2016
Randhir Kapoor, who was hospitalised earlier this week after testing positive for COVID-19, said he will be discharged soon.
A Kokilaben hospital doctor said Randhir Kapoor’s condition is ‘stable’.