Sara gives Sharmila advice on how to handle media’s obsession with Taimur

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Veteran actress Sharmila Tagore has said that the only way she and her family could have dealt with media’s obsession with grandson Taimur Ali Khan was by accepting it. The two-year-old son of Saif All Khan and Kareena Kapoor Khan is always surrounded by a bunch of paparazzi and his photos regularly go viral.

On Sunday, interacting with the media at the HELLO! Hall of Fame Awards 2019, Tagore said: “I suppose we have to live with it. This is the age of social media. I don’t think anything can be done about it.” She feels if one cannot beat the trend then one should join it. However, she is also apprehensive. She feels the excessive media coverage is not good for Taimur as he is too small to deal with it. “I am very old-fashioned. I don’t think children should be exposed to all this.

“However I learnt from Sara (Sara Ali Khan, Taimur’s half-sister) to say if you can’t beat them then, join them.”

Tagore received the Lifetime achievement award at the function. She said, “I think it’s a great honour. It’s a recognition from very prestigious media house so, I am very honoured. I suppose they are giving me award for working many years in this wonderful film industry.”

Tagore, who was launched by the iconic filmmaker Satyajit Ray, has worked in many successful Bollywood films like ‘Aradhana’ (19693) and ‘Kashmir Ki Kali’ (1964).

Asked about her most memorable moment in her long film career, she said, “There is not one, but many. All the films that I have worked in are my favourites. They are like my children.

“You can’t have one favourite child so, in short, while I can’t pinpoint one, maybe I’ll write it in my memoirs someday.”

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