Ray introduced Sharmila Tagore in Apur Sansar, the final film of the Apu
Trilogy. She played the young wife Aparna. She was just a fourteen-year-old
then, with no previous acting experience. As the shooting began, Ray had to
shout instructions to Sharmila during the takes. None of this, however, is
reflected on the screen. Ray cast her in his next film Devi too.