- “I am devastated by the loss,” tweeted Madhuri Dixit
- “The world has lost an incredibly talented person,” she added.
- “I will miss you,” wrote Madhuri in his tweet.
New Delhi: “I am devastated by the loss of my friend and guru, Saroj Khan,” tweeted actress Madhuri Dixit, who starred in several iconic Bollywood songs choreographed by Saroj Khan. The seasoned choreographer died of cardiac arrest in Mumbai on July 3. She was 71 years old. Madhuri Dixit, who also worked with Saroj Khan in the choreographer’s latest Bollywood project – film 2019 Kalank, credited Saroj Khan with her reputation as a legendary dancer: “I will always be grateful for her work in helping me reach my full potential in dance. An emotional Madhuri Dixit added in her tweet: “The world has lost an incredibly talented person. I’ll miss you. My sincere condolences to the family. “
I am devastated by the loss of my friend and guru, Saroj Khan. Will always be grateful for her work in helping me reach my full potential in dance. The world has lost an incredibly talented person. I will miss you My sincere condolences to the family. #RIPSarojji
– Madhuri Dixit Nene (@MadhuriDixit) July 3, 2020
“She taught me a lot, not just about dance but much more,” wrote Madhuri in an Instagram article, shared with invaluable feedback.
Saroj Khan, who entered Bollywood as a freelance choreographer in 1974, was recognized for his genius after choreographing Sridevi and later Madhuri Dixit for several dance numbers.
Ek do teen of Tezaab, Tamma Tamma Lodge of Thanedaar and Dhak Dhak Karne Laga of Beta are some of the best known collaborations of Madhuri Dixit and Saroj Khan. In his illustrious career, Saroj Khan has won the national award three times, one for song Dola Re Dola, with Madhuri Dixit and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, from Devdas.
Saroj Khan’s choreography in Tezaab song Ek do teen, along with Madhuri, is why Filmfare included the Best Choreography Award category. Saroj Khan has become the first recipient of the award and holds the record for highest wins with eight Filmfare Best Choreography Awards. She won for the choreography of songs by Madhuri Dixit in films such as Chaalbaaz, Beta, Sailaab, Devdas among others.
In the latter part of his career, Saroj Khan worked with Madhuri Dixit in 2014 Gulaab Gang and film 2019 Kalank.