Sharmila Tagore is a doting mother, but she has a grouse against son Saif Ali Khan. She says he does not keep in regular touch with her.

“At least when I SMS my daughters Saba and Soha they reply immediately. But Saif is impossible. He gets in touch at three in the morning when he’s in trouble. But when I want him he’s nowhere to be found,” Sharmila said. “On his birthday he complained to Soha that he hadn’t heard from either of his parents. In fact, both the parents had sent him a birthday SMS, father (Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi) from Delhi and mother from Toronto, to both his New York and Indian numbers. But you can’t hold grudges against Saif. He’ll charm you within moments.” With Saif blossoming into one of the finest actors in the country and Soha coming into her own with films like Rang De Basanti, Sharmila is one proud mother.