Sharmila Tagore: Screen icon


When you adore someone onscreen from the age of 10 and later get to direct her in your own film, the narrative seems a bit stranger than fiction. But that’s how it has been with my adulation turned admiration for one of our greatest screen icons – Sharmila Tagore. Hailing from the legendary Tagore family – her great-grandfather Gaganendranath Tagore, the visual artist, was a nephew of Rabindranath Tagore – Sharmila grew up with a keen sense of aesthetics and discipline. Sharmila Tagore in Apu Sansar At the age of 13, on her way back from school, she was scouted…

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