Sharmila Tagore On Shashikala: 'I Wish Hindi Cinema Had Not Typecast Her. But Then That’s The Way It Is'

They shared screen space in one of their best films Anupama and Sharmila Tagore still remembers that experience with Shashikala

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Sharmila Tagore On Shashikala: 'I Wish Hindi Cinema Had Not Typecast Her. But Then That’s The Way It Is'
Popular actress Sharmila Tagore worked in a few films with veteran Shashikala, who breathed her last, yesterday. The actress was 88.

“Shashikalji was already a much-experienced actress whereas I was relatively new when we did Anupama together. It was Hrishida who cast her in a very positive role in Anupama because Hrishida always saw the good in every character. Otherwise Shashikalaji had been typecast as the negative woman, so much that I once heard that during an outdoor shooting the heroine was allowed to use the bathroom in a friendly local’s home, but not Shashikalaji. This is evidence of how convincingly she played the bad woman and how convinced the audience becomes on seeing the on-screen image . I remember once I was shooting on location. After the shot, I unthinkingly took off my wig, and there was collective gasp among the onlookers,” recalls Sharmilaji.

Sharmilaji is all praise for Shashikala in Anupama. “She played a warm-hearted talkative extrovert. I was the introvert. She complimented my character so well.”

She doesn’t remember much interaction with Shashikala during Anupama or Devar. “It’s strange.We were all together during the outdoor shootings. But I don’t have much recollection of interacting with her during the shooting of Anupama or Devar. Shashikalaji was also a prominent part of another film Choti Bahu where I played the lead. During this film, I remember interacting a lot with Nirupa Royji because her son had damaged his eye (Sharmilaji’s husband Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi had a damaged eye). But I can’t remember similar conversations with Shashikalaji.”

What Sharmilaji remembers is Shashikala’s second phase as an actress. “She moved to Pune and did very successful roles and films in Marathi. Like Bengali cinema Marathi cinema has a lot of literary resources to fall back on. She was offered brilliant versatile roles and I really like the work she did in Marathi. That said, I wish Hindi cinema had not typecast her. But then that’s the way it is.”

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Ranveer Singh And Deepika Padukone's PDA Moments On Shah Rukh Khan’s Romantic Number; Yeah, Your Monday Is About To Get Very Mushy

Ranveer Singh shares a video montage featuring some loved up pictures with Deepika Padukone edited to SRK’s Yeh Ladki Hai Deewani track from Kuch Kuch Hota Hai. Sigh!

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Ranveer Singh And Deepika Padukone's PDA Moments On Shah Rukh Khan’s Romantic Number; Yeah, Your Monday Is About To Get Very Mushy
Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone are churning out some serious relationship goals these days, and proof of it is their social media account. Two have been dropping some cute snippets as they pair up for ad commercials and projects. The Dil Dhadakne Do actor dropped two pictures on his INSTA Stories that are enough to explain this star couple being in love. But giving us a meltdown moment are songs played in the background of these mushy pictures. 

For the first picture where we can see Deepika wrapping her arms around his shoulder as they both smile, the song played in the background is Yeh Ladki Hai Deewani from Kuch Kuch Hota Hai. This romantic track belongs to none other than romance King Shah Rukh Khan’s movie, which was a hit in 1998. While another picture shared by Ranveer has two laughing, has She Drives Me Crazy by Fine Young Cannibals played in the background. 

Check out these INSTA Stories of Ranveer Singh below- 

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Of late the star couple has been sharing a lot of sneak peeks as they collaborate for work. Also the two are seen taking social media challenges, leaving their fans floored with their chemistry. ALSO READ: Ranveer Singh Congratulates 'The One And Only' Rajinikanth For Dadasaheb Phalke Award

Two have their diaries packed with a lot of projects, meanwhile they will be seen sharing screen space in Kabir Khan’s ‘ 83 all set to release on June 4, 2021. Deepika has Shakun Batra’s untitled film, followed by Pathan and Fighter; Ranveer Singh has Yash Raj Films’ Jayeshbhai Jordaar and Rohit Shetty’s Cirkus in the pipeline. ALSO READ: When Deepika Padukone Revealed About The Rules That She Made Ranveer Singh Follow Post Marriage



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‘Love Story’ Star Sai Pallavi Grabs Eyeballs In A Ravishing Saree Look; Pics Inside

Telugu star Sai Pallavi is currently busy promoting her upcoming film 'Love Story' starring Naga Chaitanya

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‘Love Story’ Star Sai Pallavi Grabs Eyeballs In A Ravishing Saree Look; Pics Inside
Telugu star Sai Pallavi is all set to promote her upcoming film ‘Love Story’ starring herself opposite Naga Chaitanya. Recently, her film pompion look took won millions of hearts. The actress is not only famous for her supreme talent in acting and dancing, but also she knows how to impress others with her sartorial choices. Her recent look at the promotional event is proof of the same.

Taking to the social media account, Sai Pallavi posted a series of pictures looking jaw-dropping beautiful in a sky blue organza saree. She can be seen wearing opting for a sleeveless blouse with the saree featuring silver zari and thread embroideries in the borders. Along with a light makeup and statement silver earrings, Sai Pallavi managed to grab all the eyeballs on her in a breeze. The actress is known to ditch makeup and setting bare skin goals. This time also the stunner made several headlines with simple hues and minimal makeup.


Meanwhile, talking about the film ‘Love Story’, Sai Pallavi and Naga Chaitanya will be sharing the screen under the directorial of Sekhar Kammula. The film is bankrolled by Amigos Creations in collaboration with Sree Venkateswara Cinemas and the cinematography has done by Vijay C Kumar. Rao Ramesh, Posani Krishna Murali, Rajeev Kanakala and others also part of the strong star-cast in the film.

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