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Cricket and Bollywood have dependably been nearly weaved. These are the two most glitzy enterprises in India. The relationship between these two ventures developed more grounded when cricketer Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi wedded Bollywood diva, Sharmila Tagore. He was the most youthful commander of the Indian cricket team and she was the first actress to who wore a swimsuit on screen and broke the taboos of that time. These two splendid and gorgeous individuals told the world that fantasy romantic tales do exist. Well, on Sharmila Tagore’s 74 birthday which is today let’s take a close look at this couple’s love story and how they entered the wedlock!
The beautiful Bengal beauty Sharmila Tagore met the former caption of the Indian cricket team when a mutual friend introduced them. In 1965, they both have come to Delhi while Sharmila was a self-confessed cricket fan, Mansoor had no idea about Bollywood. Hailing from the royal family, Masoor had a shiny career throughout his cricket journey but when love came in his way, he bent down his knees for innocent and mature, Sharmila. The actress, head to toe adore him and attracted to his sense of humour. Their love story took time but it fully blossomed later.
In order to impress the Bengali beauty, the Nawab of Pataudi had a tough time. He even gifted her a refrigerator, but that didn’t work out. It was roses and hand-written lov letters that made Sharmila nod to take their relationship to another level.
The romance between the lovebirds when full blossomed, they were inseparable. They both are same and would do all the impulsive things like once Sharmila went to Ahmedabad airport, in between her shoot just to say bye to Tiger. And then he asked if she wanna join him and she instantly agreed at that time leaving the shoot of her movie. Ain’t you loving their love story? Well, we wonder if these days, something like this happened!
Tiger Nawab proposed his love lady on the streets of Paris.
When they were ready to enter the wedlocks, their families gave a hard time to the lovebirds solemnize. Also, it is believed that persons related to filmy background and cricket do not have stable relationships. That’s why their families have issues. Not only this, at that time intercaste marriage was near to impossible. There were many obstacles in their love story as the world was not too sure about it. The couple has three kids, Saif, Saba, and Soha and both of them are successful actors.
So to marry her love, Sharmila converted to Islam and became Ayesha Sultana. In a very short span, Sharmila left Bollywood and soon join it again!
December 27, 1969, witnessed the couple’s marriage and it was a gala affair. They spelled royalty on their D-day. Kareena even wore her mother-in-law’s wedding outfit which won many hearts. And the rest is all we know how they proved everyone wrong and stayed in love forever!
Mansoor left us in 2011 but he has got a special place in his fans’ heart. He was the one who supported his wife’s filmy career throughout and didn’t interfere in her choices.
We wish Sharmila Tagore, a very happy birthday!