She was the first Bollywood actress to spark public anger and even raise questions in Parliament.

In today’s age of social media, you are probably familiar with the word “trolling.” But was anyone still trolled when social media didn’t exist? Have you ever wondered which Bollywood star was the first victim of trolling across the country? If you don’t know, we’ll tell you. This personality is the famous actress of her time, Sharmila Tagore. Yes! Saif Ali Khan’s mother Sharmila Tagore.

Sharmila Tagore was a debut actress in many ways. Recently, you must have seen how he bravely answered many questions in Coffee with Karan. Let us know the interesting things that make us wonder if anyone could be as brave as Sharmila Tagore even in the 60s and 70s.


Sharmila started her acting career with Satyajit Ray’s Bengali film ‘Apur Sansar’. After this, Sharmila entered Bollywood with the film Kashmir Ki Kali. After that, he made many excellent films one after another. But his different and frank style was first shown in the film “An Evening in Paris”. He got recognition for the film. But it was the film that made her the first Indian actress to fall victim to trolling in the age of telegrams and letters.

Sharmila Tagore recently narrated stories related to this film in Koffee with Karan and before that. He talked about how he faced criticism because of this film. What actually happened was that she had to shoot in a bikini for this Shakti Samanta film that was released in 1967. This was a big deal at the time. For the first time, an actress would appear on screen in Two Pieces. When this scene was filmed, everyone from the cameraman to the crew were worried. This was something new for everyone.

Sharmila says that she still remembers the day when the cameraman asked her what she would wear for the next scene and I took out two pieces from my handbag and kept them outside and told her that she would wear these. His face was worth seeing because things that seem so normal today were taboo back then.

In this story narrated by Sharmila, she had to face public anger across the country because of the film. Questions have even been asked about this issue in Parliament. She shared that she started living alone and after that she started being careful while choosing scripts for films.

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Sharmila Tagore’s husband and mother of former Indian cricketer Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi was supposed to come to Mumbai. As she was about to come, Sharmila saw a poster of her in a bikini near her house. Fearing his mother-in-law, he hurriedly sent his driver to have the poster removed. She was afraid that her mother-in-law would see it.

  • Sharmila Tagore did a bikini shoot at a time when it was not commonplace. Despite the public’s anger, he made one film after another in Bollywood. He made a name for himself with super hit films like Aradhana. Let us know other interesting things related to him.
  • Sharmila Tagore was born in a Bengali Brahmin family. Sharmila, who fell in love with famous cricketer Mansoor Ali Khan, changed her religion and married him.
  • There is something else special about Sharmila Tagore that you may not know. He belongs to the family of the famous writer and poet Rabindranath Tagore. She is the granddaughter of Ravindra Nath Tagore’s younger brother.
  • Sharmila Tagore was one of the highest paid actresses in the 60s and 70s. He has acted in many super hit films like Kashmir Ki Kali, Aradhana, Anupama, Waqt and Chupke Chupke. In addition to the Best Actress award, she was also awarded the National Award twice.
  • In Koffee with Karan, Sharmila Tagore shared that she was an actress of her time who used to wear hipsters. He also told that at that time in Bollywood there was no actress who went to wrap parties. But she also went and had a lot of fun.

Sharmila is still active as an actress. She also appeared in the film ‘Gulmohar’ where she expressed her strong personality and played the character of a queer. He also received a lot of praise for this film.

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