The veteran Bollywood actress Sharmila Tagore had missed the opening of Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi Memorial lecture. It is said that Sharmila Tagore missed it because she was hospitalized due to food poisoning.
She was admitted to Aashlok Nursing Home.
Talking to media, Sharmila Tagore said, “I am really very sad that I couldn’t make it to Chennai for the inaugural lecture. I am suffering from severe bout of food poisoning and it became impossible for me to attend the event. I fell so ill that I have been admitted to a local nursing home.”
Further, the veteran actress said that she didn’t know that Sunil Gavaskar’s inaugural lecture was being streamed live.
She said, “Is it so? I didn’t have a clue. I knew that it would be aired tomorrow.”
Sharmila said, “Saif is shooting for Bullet Raja while Soha is promoting her film Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster. Saba was also busy on the day with her event. So, I was the only one who was free to attend the event but I unfortunately fell ill.”
Earlier, the veteran actress had wrote to BCCI President N Srinivasan after the parent body delayed in their announcement of instituting the lecture.
Sharmila Tagore had also said that India-England Test series to be named after Pataudi, however, the BCCI explained that the home series trophy has always been known as Anthony D’Mello Trophy while MCC has started the Pataudi Trophy.