Emphasizing that Bollywood films’ sentimental content strikes a chord with the Indian audience, the veteran actress Sharmila Tagore said people may not like to see someone crying in real life but “they love seeing tears” shed by characters in reel life.
life."Our friends, family members and even doctors treating patients do not want to see tears in the eyes of people. But thank God for our audience who love to see tears on screen," she said with a smile.
The actress said this on stage at a health-related event referring to one of the most famous scenes from the 1972 film “Amar Prem,” starring her and Rajesh Khanna. The clip featuring the popular line on ‘Pushpa’s tears’ got screened at the event. The dialogue has considered one of the most iconic lines in the realm of Bollywood.
The audience loves tears; Otherwise, the film would not have lasted for more than a day, Tagore said, recalling the film. The film’s clips played to deliver a message, but its popularity is such that it stoked Tagore’s memories of the film.
Tagore took part in the event organized here jointly by the Institute of Neurosciences, Apollo Hospital and Indian Stroke Association for raising awareness about stroke and its prevention.