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Sara Ali Khan advised grandma Sharmila Tagore on how to deal with Taimur frenzy: ‘If you can’t beat them, join them’

Veteran actor Sharmila Tagore said granddaughter Sara Ali Khan helped her deal with media’s obsession with Taimur, Kareena Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan’s son.

bollywood Updated: Mar 18, 2019 14:00 IST
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Sharmila Tagore was asked about paparazzi obsession with her grandson Taimur at an event.
Sharmila Tagore was asked about paparazzi obsession with her grandson Taimur at an event.

Veteran actress Sharmila Tagore has said that the only way she and her family could have dealt with media’s obsession with grandson Taimur Ali Khan was by accepting it. The two-year-old son of Saif All Khan and Kareena Kapoor is always surrounded by a bunch of paparazzi and his photos regularly go viral.

On Sunday, interacting with the media at the HELLO! Hall of Fame Awards 2019, the 74-year-old former silver screen queen said: “I suppose we have to live with it. This is the age of social media. I don’t think anything can be done about it.”

She feels if one cannot beat the trend then one should join it. However, she is also apprehensive. She feels the excessive media coverage is not good for Taimur as he is too small to deal with it. “I am very old-fashioned. I don’t think children should be exposed to all this.

“However I learnt from Sara (Sara Ali Khan, Taimur’s half-sister) to say if you can’t beat them then, join them,” she told the media here.

Taimur’s pictures regularly feature on Page 3. He catches more eyeballs apparently than any actor’s kid of the film industry.

When asked what Sharmila felt about that, she said: “I guess I should be happy about it but I don’t think it’s very good for the child.”

She received the Lifetime achievement award at HELLO! Hall of Fame Awards 2019.

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“I think it’s a great honour. It’s a recognition from very prestigious media house so, I am very honoured. I suppose they are giving me award for working many years in this wonderful film industry,” she added.

Sharmila Tagore, who was launched by the iconic filmmaker Satyajit Ray, has worked in many successful Bollywood films like Aradhana, Kashmir Ki Kali, Chupke Chupke, Amar Prem amongst others.

Asked about her most memorable moment in her long film career, she said, “There is not one, but many. All the films that I have worked in are my favourites. They are like my children.

“You can’t have one favourite child so, in short, while I can’t pinpoint one, maybe I’ll write it in my memoirs someday.”

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First Published: Mar 18, 2019 13:28 IST