Saif Ali Khan's father Mansoor
Pataudi was supposed to be the last holder of the title Nawab of the princely states were abolised by the government in 1971.
A source told the tabloid: "The people of the princely state was eager to crown their Chhote Nawab. For purely sentimental reasons, wanted the people of Pataudi Nawab Saif to be crowned."
Saif, on the other hand was not very interested in taking the title. "It's an anachronism. And also, I remember my father Nawab Pataudi recent" was quoted as saying.