Was considered a bad influence on girls: Sharmila Tagore

Sharmila

"Then there was a lot of criticism, though it is seen very differently now. In order to win the hearts of the audiences, I tried to change my image," said Sharmila.

When asked how Tiger Pataudi reacted to it, the former Censor Board chief said he was supportive, adding, "I looked good."

Reminiscing on their affair, the actress recounted how they used to telegram each other those days and during Pataudi's Australia trip and she "talked more to the operator than him as the calls would go through London."

Accompanied by her husband on her first visit to Israel, the noted actress will be meeting and talking to Bollywood enthusiasts here.

Renowned names like Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia, Zila Khan, Namita Gokhale, Reba Som, Tarun Tejpal and Urvashi Butalia, besides several other dance, theatre and visual arts group would also be performing in what is considered the biggest Indian cultural festival in Israel till date.

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