Sharmila Tagore Shares Why She Declined ‘Rocky Aur Rani…’ Following Her Cancer Diagnosis

Sharmila Tagore appeared on ‘Koffee With Karan’ as a celebrity guest alongside her son, Saif Ali Khan. Sharmila talks about her cancer and why she turned down ‘Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahaani.’

During their participation on ‘Koffee With Karan 8,’ Sharmila Tagore and Saif Ali Khan revealed numerous secrets about their relationships and families. Sharmila revealed during one of the popular show’s segments that she had cancer and had refused ‘Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahaani.’


Did you know that the role of Shabana Azmi in ‘Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahaani’ was first given to Sharmila Tagore? The truth was exposed on the most recent episode of ‘Koffee With Karan 8,’ where the film’s director and program presenter Karan expressed his sadness at not having been allowed to work with the iconic actor.

KJo disclosed in the episode that he had proposed to Sharmila to play Alia Bhatt’s grandma. Shabana Azmi finally took on the role of the character. “I proposed that Sharmila ji be cast in Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani as Shabana Azmi’s role. My initial pick was her. She was unable to respond affirmatively at the time due to health issues, but Karan regretted it.

Sharmila stated, “This is at the height of Covid,” while discussing the offer and the reason she turned it down. At the time, they hadn’t actually dealt with Covid. They were unaware about the immunization. We received no vaccinations. Following my cancer, you know. They therefore opposed me taking that chance. Sharmila has never before discussed her fight with cancer.

Concerning Shamirla Tagore

Sharmila Tagore, a seasoned performer, has mostly worked in Bengali and Hindi film. In 1968, she wed cricket player Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi. Regretfully, her spouse died away in 2011. Saif, Soha, and Saba Pataudi are the three children that Sharmila Tagore is honored to be the mother to. She just returned to Disney+ Hotstar with the song “Gulmohar.” 

Sharmila relocated to New Delhi and is now residing in the Pataudi Palace. Saif Ali Khan, Kareena Kapoor, and Soha Ali Khan frequently pay her visits and spend time at her family’s house. Taimur Ali Khan’s birthday was recently honored in the Pataudi Palace by the Khan family.