Reported on: May 13, 2012 09:56 AM
Reported in: International
Dhaka, May 13 (UNB) - Sharmila Tagore who along with Pranab Mukherjee were India's honorary guests at a cultural summit in Dhaka on May 6 to celebrate the 150th birth anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore was greatly impressed by what she saw in Bangladesh.
"I met several academicians and intellectuals during my brief visit. I wish I had the time to see more of Bangladesh. There’re many points of similarities between the Bengali culture in India and in Bangladesh. I think we need to explore those points of similarity," she told The Times of India on Saturday.
The glorious actress was more impressed by the deep reverence that the Bangladeshis showed for Rabindranath Tagore.
"To them in Bangladesh, Tagore is as vital as it is to us in India. But here we tend to make cultural events a celebrity gallery. I was most impressed by their enthusiasm. The prime minister of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina, was at the event. And though there many dignitaries at the event, Rabindranath Tagore remained the centre of attention at the event," she said.
This was Sharmila's second visit to Dhaka. She returned home as a similar cultural summit to celebrate the art and poetry of Kazi Nazrul Islam is being planned.