Sharmila Tagore labels current TV Shows ‘Regressive’

Veteran star Sharmila Tagore gave her honest thoughts on current television shows, calling them “regressive”.

Sharmila Tagore labels current TV Shows 'Regressive' f

"as commerce often overrides logic.”

Sharmila Tagore has admitted that she is not a fan of current television shows, calling them “regressive”.

Speaking about the quality of current TV shows, the veteran actress stated that she found the content precarious.

Tagore, who is a member of the Broadcasting Content Complaints Council (BCCC), commented that the majority of programmes now portray women as one another’s enemies and that this was not acceptable.

She said the complaints were made to the BCCC and although show makers were advised to revise their content, no changes had been made.

She went on to say that although notices were sent for questionable scenes to be edited out, the requests went unnoticed and put this down to commercialism overriding logical sense.

Tagore said: “Sometimes, we call the show makers, asking them to tweak or remove certain objectionable portions.

“But, producers mostly refuse to budge, as commerce often overrides logic.”

In a previous interview, Tagore revealed that some of the films she signed were purely to pay the bills. She commented:

“Well, we as professionals, sometimes we sign a film for money, just to pay the rent.

“Sometimes we help a colleague or somebody who thinks if I’m in the project, the project will do well. So I’ve made films for many reasons.”

“I think, overall, I’ve done it because I liked the script and, at that point of time, it was necessary.”

The veteran actress has starred in many popular films such as Aradhana, Amar Prem, Kashmir Ki Kali, and Mere Humsafar.

She began her career at a relatively young age and went on to marry cricketer Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi in 1968, but continued her acting after marriage.

Although Tagore has not been signed on to do many projects recently, she stated that she had not in any way retired.

She stated:

“I may not have been acting, but I was speaking about cinema on different forums.”

“You don’t have to be at the pinnacle of your career, but at every stage, if you can speak up and make your presence felt, that’s what makes the difference.”

On the work front, Sharmila Tagore was last seen in the film Gulmohar, opposite Manoj Bajpayee.

The film is about a family who hosts one last party before their villa is brought down to give way to a high rise.

But over the course of the party, various aspects of their lives are exposed.

The drama film was released on Disney+ Hotstar on March 3, 2023.

Sana is from a law background who's pursuing her love of writing. She likes reading, music, cooking and making her own jam. Her motto is: "Taking the second step is always less scarier than taking the first."

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