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Sharmila Tagore shares why she said yes to Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi for marriage

The ever-so graceful actress Sharmila Tagore, who has worked in superstar films like 'Amar Prem', 'Kashmir Ki Kali', 'Mausam', 'Chupke-Chupke', 'Aradhna', among others is still popular among the youth for her charm and beauty. Mother to Bollywood stars Saif Ali Khan and Soha Ali Khan and wife of late cricketer Mansoor Ali Khan, Sharmila has never shied away from talking about her personal life in public. Recently, during an interview, the veteran, revealed why she said yes to the ace cricketer for marriage. While talking about Tiger's (as Mansoor Ali Khan was popularly known) positive traits in a conversation, she shared, 'I liked his sense of humour and I felt that this man is not going to hurt me on purpose. I trusted him and he was gentle and a gentleman. His humour was very wacky but I loved it'. When asked whether she was blamed for Tiger's poor performance in cricket matches like Anushka Sharma, she shared that once her dad scolded her when Tiger dropped a catch. Sharmila's father shouted, 'You shouldn't have kept him up all night'. Meanwhile, at the peak of her career, the bong beauty married Mansoor Ali Khan, on December 27, 1969, in a dreamy wedding. Despite their undying love for each other, the couple faced a lot of troubles and backlashes for their different backgrounds. Mansoor was a Muslim royal and she hailed from the prestigious Tagore family. But, later Sharmila converted to Islam and had her name changed to Begum Ayesha Sultana though neither she nor her family ever use that name. Now, talking about her incredible body of work, she has appeared in a wide variety of films. Of the grand total of 58, Sharmila appeared in 10 Bengali films and one each of English, Marathi, and Malayalam.

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