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Once in a while, right in the middle of an ordinary life, we meet extraordinary people, who touch our soul and make us fall in love with them. When that kind of love knocks our door, we forget the entire world and society's judgements. There is no 'right' or 'wrong', the moment we find the right match. And we all had witnessed an exactly similar love story in the '60s, when Bollywood star, Sharmila Tagore had met the cricket sensation, Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi (also known as Tiger Pataudi).
For those who don't know, Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi was the youngest captain of the Indian cricket team, and Sharmila Tagore was the glamorous star of Bollywood. They were complete opposites of each other, ruling their own kingdoms, but they had felt the instant connection when they had met for the first time in the year 1965. While they were madly in love with each other, they had to face a lot of difficulties as they were from different religions. But no force in the world can ever stop lovebirds from loving each other, similarly, Sharmila ji and Mansoor ji's love conquered all the hurdles of life.
Sharmila Tagore and Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi had tied the knot in the year 1969, and their wedding was the most talked affair in the country. However, not many know that before tying the knot, Sharmila ji had put forward a special condition to marry Mansoor ji. Yes, it is true! According to media reports, Shamila ji had asked Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi to hit a hat-trick of sixes in a match to which the legendary cricketer had agreed. And rest as they say, is history!
Sharmila ji had talked about her husband, Mansoor ji's biopic in an interview with Free Press Journal. She had said, "Well it will depend on who the captains of the ship are – the producers and director. It is a good story, I think, with all the twists and the turns in his life….father’s death, losing his eye after which his average came down from 60 to 30.To receive such a blow at such a young age….I don’t think anyone else has been able to make those adjustments and that kind of an impact with one eye. He not only batted but also fielded after the eye accident. I think he was a wonderful sportsperson. God knows, what he’d have achieved if he had both his eyes."
In an interview with Rediff.com, Sharmila ji had talked about leading a graceful life. She had shared, "Looking back, I am grateful everything went smoothly in my life. Anything could have gone wrong. But it didn’t. My children grew up to be self-sufficient. All three are successful in their work. When Saif came into films, he had no family backing. He was thrown out of Rahul Rawail’s film. I rang up Rahul but it didn’t happen. Eventually, Yash Chopra launched him in Parampara. He survived and became successful on his own. Soha, too, pays her own rent. Saba is also working. All my three children live within their means. Soha is not trying to live like Saif. They take holidays, they enjoy life."
Well, Sharmila Tagore and Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi's love story is definitely an inspiring one!
The world of glam and glitz is filled with eternal love stories. We have seen many couples' everlasting love for each other and we have also witnessed the sad ending of the best love tales. But never have we ever witnessed a love, which had broken all the societal notionsRead More