Bollywood’s legendary choregrapher Saroj Khan passed away on the 3rd of July. Interestingly, there was a biopic on her that was about to be made.
In an interview, Saroj Khan’s daughter Sukaina revealed that many Bollywood directors had approached Khan for the biopic. Khan had initially dismissed the idea but in her last days, she expressed that she wants Remo D’Souza to direct her biopic. She felt that because she knew him and also he was a dancer himself which would help in understanding her journey better.
Interestingly, Saroj Khan’s last song ‘Tabah Ho Gaye’ was in collaboration with Remo D’Souza. Remo had even promised her that he would be working on her biopic soon but due to some issues, it didn’t happen. As per reports, Remo is now eager to make the biopic and is working out the details with Sukaina.
Incidentally, in her funeral, only five people were present out of which three were family members and the rest of the two were Remo D’Souza and Ahmed Khan.
Saroj Khan had entered the Hindi film industry as a child actor and later went onto assist choreographers. In no time, she emerged as the most successful and prolific choreographer Bollywood has seen. She has worked with almost all leading ladies including Sridevi, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Madhuri Dixit, Shilpa Shetty, and Kajol.
Saroj Khan has been a very influential figure to the profession of choreography in Bollywood. Prior to her ascendance, choreographers were merely background artists. She was the one who brought dignity and weight to the role. She was to Bollywood choreography as Naushad was to film music, some say. Under her wings, she gave birth to two actresses Sridevi and Madhuri who went onto to become stars arguably because of their dance numbers. Khan is always referred to as a perfectionist in her dance moves.
Talking about the recent trends in choreography, she felt disheartened and had shared,
“I feel dancing in our films is going down the drain. Earlier audiences watched film dances with their mouths open. Now saliva falls out of their mouths. Film dances are no longer art.”
Source: The Times of India