Masterji Saroj Khan’s Bollywood Chelas Mourn Her Death

Bidding Goodbye to Bollywood’s Masterji – Saroj Khan

An illustrious and legendary career that has spanned over four decades in the Bollywood industry, it was on the 3rd of July when our Bollywood’s Masterji – Saroj Khan passed away. She has choreographed over 2000 songs in the industry, her most successful collaborations are with the late actor Sridevi and Madhuri Dixit. One of her most notable choreographies that marked the onset of her legacy is Mr. India’s ‘Hawa Hawai’ (1987) with Sridevi.

1. Madhuri Dixit

She had last worked with her protégé Madhuri Dixit, for the song ‘Tabah Ho Gaye’ – Kalank. It was in the 1990s, they’ve worked together on numerous hit songs such as ‘Ek Do Teen’,’ Hum Ko Aaj Kal Hai Intezaar’,’Choli Ke Peeche Kya Hai’,’Dhak Dhak Karne Laga.’ Remembering the legend, Madhuri Dixit shares:

2. Juhi Chawla

Juhi Chawla has ruled the Bollywood just as much as Madhuri Dixit, and has also been blessed to have worked under Saroj Khan. She shares her farewell note:

3. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan relives her memories with the “dance guru”, and shares her eulogy with a picture of the two, working on ‘Rafta Jogi’ from Taal. They’ve worked on a number of iconic tracks such as ‘Dola Re Dola’, ‘Barso Re’,’Nimbooda.’

4. Kareena Kapoor Khan

Kareena Kapoor Khan’s name is synonymous to ‘Jab We Met’, and it’s not just her dialogues and acting that branded our hearts but also her dance in ‘Yeh Ishq Hai’, that was choreographed by Masterji – Saroj Khan.

5. Kajol

Kajol pays a heartful tribute to the “coolest choreographer” and shares the “coolest” monochromatic picture of the two.

6. Preity Zinta

Preity Zinta pens a note about all that she has learned from the legend.

7. Shreya Ghoshal

Shreya Ghoshal pays her tribute by recalling how she’d always put in extra efforts while singing songs that would be choreographed by the dance legend.

8. Priyanka Chopra Jonas

Priyanka Chopra Jonas shares how her “teenage dream came true” when her song ‘Gun Gun Guna Re’ from Agneepath was going to be choreographed by the iconic choreographer.

Masterji, Saroj Khan, has been the recipient of 3 National Awards and 8 Filmfare Awards, for Best Choreography. Truly, her contribution to the Dance Industry of Bollywood is commendable, and her sudden demise at the age of 71 does feel like the end of an era, the end of a legacy.

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