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Didn't Expect Saif, Soha To Become Actors: Sharmila Tagore

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Updated: Wednesday, May 7, 2014, 15:02 [IST]

Veteran actress Sharmila Tagore says she never expected that two of her children, Saif Ali Khan and Soha Ali Khan will take up acting as a profession. Sharmila is mother to three, Saif, Soha and Saba from her late husband Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi.

"We (Mansoor and I) thought that she (Soha) would follow an academic career. Earlier she was working with Ford Foundation in the developmental field and after that she started working with Citibank. Then we thought maybe she has changed her mind.

"But then she started showing interest towards working in films and her first film was a Bengali film, which I was quite happy being a Bengali," Sharmila told reporters at an event by Clinic Plus to celebrate Mothers' Day.

She says as parents, they were always supportive of their kids.

"We didn't expect Saif also to go into the films because both of them were kept away from films completely. But films is what they chose and we were supportive," she added.

Soha made her acting debut in 2004 and she was last seen in Mr. Joe B. Carvalho this year, while Saif, who is a National Award winner, made his acting debut in 1992 with Yash Chopra's Parampara.

Currently, he has the upcoming films Humshakals and Happy Ending in his kitty.

Click the pictures of the event Sharmila and Soha attended...

Soha Ali Khan

Soha Ali Khan was looking dashing  in her blue outfit with less makeup.

Sharmila Tagore Addressing The Media

Sharmila Tagore spoke to media after the event.

Sharmila And Soha

Sharmila Tagore and her daughter Soha Ali Khan unveiling in the event.

Sharmila And Soha Happy

Both mother and daughter pose for the shutterhogs.

Evergreen Actress

Sharmila Tagore who rocked Bollywood in 80's is still looking so beautiful.

Topics: saif ali khan, soha ali khan, sharmila tagore
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Story first published:  Wednesday, May 7, 2014, 14:55 [IST]
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