Though Sharmila Tagore would love to work with her daughter Soha Ali Khan, son Saif Ali Khan and daughter-in-law Kareena Kapoor in a film, she feels that only a film based on Shakespeare’s Hamlet would give them an opportunity to come together. “I think Hamlet would be a wonderful film where the whole family can come together. There is a mother, a sister and a whole family involved. But I don’t know who would make it,” says the veteran actor.
Meanwhile, her dream to direct a film has now died down. “I wanted to direct a film, but now I don’t want to do that anymore,” says Tagore, adding, “There are so many young directors today and they have a different kind of energy. It’s wonderful to see so much of diversity in films.”
Tagore, who is a member of The Sundance Institute-Mahindra Global Filmmaking Award Nomination Committee for the Indian Award winner and The Sundance Institute-The Screenwriters Lab, also expresses her awe at the ideas and concepts that the new breed of independent filmmakers are coming up with. “Being a committee member is a good experience of interacting with new writers and directors and knowing their concepts. Being exposed to different concepts and being critical helps in making some good films,” she says.
Kareena and mom-in-law-to-be Sharmila Tagore at the Brunch Dialogues event.