Sharmila Tagore and Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi aka Tiger Pataudi were married in 1968. Both were stars in their respective fields but there were many people who opposed their inter-religion marriage. Sharmila recently shared in an interview that her parents were receiving many anonymous threats before their marriage in Kolkata. He had received a telegram in which it was written ‘Goli Bolengi’.
threatening telegrams were coming
Sharmila revealed in a conversation with Barkha Dutt, “When I was getting married in Kolkata, my parents were getting telegrams that goliyon boleengi. Tiger’s family members were also meeting… They were getting a bit worried. Sharmila shared that the wedding and reception were well managed and “nothing untoward happened”.
Do you need security?
Sharmila Tagore said that she and Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi were not “bothered”. He said, “We had told our parents that we wanted to get married. He continued with his cricket and I with my films.” The actress recalled that she “didn’t feel any heat in Bombay” but Delhi was worried for her. One day two strangers came to visit her and they said Delhi sent us Yes. We are from CBI or something and do you need security? I said for what? I mean I am fine. Delhi thought I needed security.
Such is the love story of both
Let us tell you that the first meeting of both of them took place in Delhi in 1965. Sharmila was shooting for Silsila in Delhi those days. Both met because of a common friend. Pataudi fell in love with Sharmila Tagore in the very first meeting, but the path of love was difficult here too, because Tiger was from the Pataudi Nawab family and Sharmila was a Bollywood actress. Their religions were different, but the love continued unabated. Sharmila and Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi got married on 27 December 1968. Sharmila was named Ayesha Sultana during the marriage, but this name remained limited to the marriage. She remained Sharmila Tagore for the Nawab of Pataudi and the world. Tiger always called him by this name.