Sharmila Tagore lately opened up about why she selected to marry former cricketer Mansoor Ali Khan aka Tiger Pataudi regardless of being across the main males of Bollywood. It was his ‘sense of humour’ that gained the guts of Kashmir Ki Kali actor and he or she knew that he would by no means “damage me on objective.”
Whereas discussing her movie profession and all the numerous moments of her life throughout an interview with Girls Research Group (a e-book membership in Kolkata), Sharmila revealed that her household was at all times keen on cricket and cricketers. Her mom even turned all pink when somebody mentioned something dangerous about former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly as nicely.
Recalling her first assembly with Tiger, the yesteryear magnificence mentioned, “I met him in round 1965 at anyone’s celebration. There we received to speak to one another. He had a really British accent and no person would chortle at his jokes since they didn’t perceive them. So, he used to chortle at his jokes himself.” Sharing what made her marry Tiger, the 76-year-old actor added, “I appreciated his sense of humour and I knew this man gained’t damage me on objective. I trusted him and he was a real gentleman.”
Sharmila Tagore additionally as soon as fell prey to Tiger Pataudi’s prank when he offered considered one of Mirza Ghalib’s poem as his personal. “Tiger advised me ‘I’ve written this for you’. He used to sing, play the flute – ‘Chaudvi Ka Chand’, ‘Dil Jalta Hai Toh Jalne Do’, and so forth. He was a Begum Akhtar and Talat Mehmood fan. So, as soon as he advised me he had written this (poem) and I assumed could also be he had written ‘Dil-e-Nadan Tujhe Hua Kya Hai’,” Sharmila remembered.
However it was actor Feroz Khan who revealed to her that the poem was written by Mirza Ghalib and never her husband. “So subsequent day I used to be capturing with Feroz (Khan) on this movie referred to as Safar. So I advised him very proudly that Tiger had written this for me. And he mentioned ‘girl, that is Ghalib for God’s sake’,” the Chupke Chupke actor narrated.
The wives of the Indian cricketers are sometimes on the receiving finish of the anger of the followers after a foul sport. And, Sharmila Tagore was no totally different. However this time the indignant response didn’t come from any fan. It got here from her father who couldn’t cease himself from screaming at her, “You shouldn’t have gotten him up the entire evening,” after Tiger Pataudi dropped a catch throughout a match.
Tiger Pataudi was the youngest captain of the Indian cricket workforce means again in 1965 when he met the rising star Sharmila by means of frequent pals in New Delhi. The cricketer tried his finest to woo the Bollywood magnificence for nearly 4 years earlier than they determined to tie the knot on December 29, 1969.