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Sharmila, a bad influence?

Veteran actor Sharmila Tagore, 64, said she was considered a “bad influence” on girls and was asked to leave school when she entered film industry.

entertainment Updated: May 08, 2011 02:07 IST

Veteran actor Sharmila Tagore, 64, said she was considered a “bad influence” on girls and was asked to leave school when she entered film industry. Sharmila, who made her debut in 1959, says “Things have changed a lot. Acting in films in those days was not considered respectable. But today Bollywood is looked at as a viable career option.”