In a recent interview, actress Sharmila Tagore talked about many aspects of her life. She spoke of the time when she was shooting for Chupke Chupke and how she recently revisited it and enjoyed it.
Chupke Chupke was released in 1975, directed by Hrishikesh Mukherjee. It starred Dharmendra, Amitabh Bachchan, Asrani, Jaya Bachchan, Om Prakash and Sharmila in pivotal roles.
In a new interview with the Ladies Study Group, Kolkata, Sharmila revealed how she recently underwent an operation and re-watched Chupke Chupke after a long time on her laptop. Recently, I had an operation and I was in the hospital. I was sneaking up on my laptop and I was very upset. I had not seen the film for years. So when I saw it, I just fell in love with Dharam (Dharmendra).
Sharmila recalled how the films, a comedy of errors, were the perfect mix to be an evergreen hit. On collaborating with the filmmaker, he said: Working with Hrishikesh was so amazing because he used to play chess and used to tell us all dirty jokes. It used to be like a long picnic. And everyone supported everyone and everyone respected him. we did. whatever he said.
He also told about the time how everyone would report on time and even Amitabh Bachchan would be called ‘Insomnia’. We were punctual all the time. Dharam also came on time. And Amitabh (Bachchan) always used to come on time. In fact, he would have arrived before the time – if the time had been at 7, he would have been at 6. . Perhaps, she was an insomniac.
In the same interview, Sharmila reveals many other interesting things about her life – how she met Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi and how her father once yelled at her when Mansoor dropped a catch.
Sharmila made her Apur Sansar (world of Apu) in 1959. She made her Hindi film debut in Kashmir Ki Kali (1964) and soon became a big star. However, just four years into his stardom as the lead actor in Bollywood, he chose to get married. After her marriage to Mansoor, she acted in many hits like Aradhana (1969), Safar (1970), Amar Prem (1971), Daag (1973), Chupke Chupke (1975).