The passing away of ace choreographer Saroj Khan left everyone with grief in the B-Town. In her career span of four decades, she has choreographed more than 2,000 songs. Khan’s best work was with actors Sridevi and Madhuri Dixit, the prominent dancing stars of the ‘80s and ‘90s era she has choreographed fresh talents in Bollywood like Sara Ali Khan.
Priyanka Chopra Jonas is one of the actresses who had worked closely with Saroj Khan. She penned an emotional note after learning about her demise. Sharing a picture of the late choreographer, Priyanka wrote, “To me, she’ll always be an institution that defined an era of dancing with abandon, emotion & passion. गुन गुन गुना रे… May the heavens dance to your tune Masterji… Many of my teenage dreams came true when she choreographed me in Agneepath. Taskmaster, perfectionist, innovator, trendsetter, genius… Saroj Ji was many things to many people.”
Several other B-Town celebrities took on their social media to pay their condolences and recounted her iconic works. Amitabh Bachchan, Taapsee Pannu, Madhuri Dixit, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Nimrat Kaur, filmmaker Kunal Kohli, Riteish Deshmukh, Manoj Bajpayee and Sunil Grover among others.
Ace choreographer Saroj Khan passed away on Friday, July 3 due to cardiac arrest. She was 71. Saroj was not keeping well from some time. She was admitted to Guru Nanak Hospital in Bandra last Saturday after she complained of breathing issues. She got a burial at a cemetery in Mumbai’s Malad by her family.