A New York Evening with Sharmila Tagore

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An Evening with Sharmila Tagore

 

Sharmila Tagore with Kelly and Mia Tagore

Sharmila Tagore with Kelly and Mia Tagore

You’ve seen her, larger than life, on the big screen. Sometimes in black and white, in the powerful cinema of Satyajit Ray, in films like ‘Devi’, and Apur Sansar’. Sometimes in romantic shindigs like ‘Kashmir ki Kali’ and strong woman dramas like ‘Aradhana’. So it’s always a surprise to see a noted actress like Sharmila Tagore descend from the marquees to the regular haunts of humans.

This past Sunday noted gallerist Sundaram Tagore, who is from the same illustrious Tagore family, had an informal cocktail party at the Library Hotel for Sharmila, who was visiting New York. The guests included Riva Ganguly Das, the Consul General of India, and artists, diplomats, business bigwigs, collectors and performing artists.

The renowned actress, her famous dimple very much in evidence, was all smiles and accessible to all. The Begum of Pataudi may be the mom of Bollywood hunk Saif Ali Khan and the mother-in-law of Kareena Kapoor but she holds her own with her great intelligence and diverse interests. Rather than cocktail banter, every conversation with her was an enriching one. Class act!

 

 

Steve Connor [Hewlett-Packard] and Esther Setiadi Connor with Sharmila Tagore & Sundaram Tagore

Steve Connor [Hewlett-Packard] and Esther Setiadi Connor with Sharmila Tagore & Sundaram Tagore

_MG_1516_Thomas Bingham, Miki Kashiwagi

Thomas Bingham and Miki Kashiwagi with Sharmila Tagore

CG Riva Ganguly Das, Aroon Shivdasani, Sharmila Tagore & Lavina Melwani

CG Riva Ganguly Das, Aroon Shivdasani, Sharmila Tagore & Lavina Melwani

 

Jaswant Lalwani, Marina, Ambassador Shaukat Fareed [UN].

Jaswant Lalwani, Marina, Ambassador Shaukat Fareed [UN].

Sharmila Tagore, Lavina Melwani and Devika Bhise

Sharmila Tagore, Lavina Melwani and Devika Bhise

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Apur Sansar

Apur Sansar

 

 

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Lavina Melwani is a New York-based journalist who writes for several international publications. [email protected] & @lassiwithlavina Sign up for the free newsletter to get your dose of Lassi!

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