On Saroj Khan’s death anniversary, Bhushan Kumar announces her biopic: Her dedication towards the art was commendable
India’s first female choreographer Saroj Khan passed away on July 3, 2020, at the age of 71 after suffering a cardiac arrest. In her career of five decades, she had choreographed around 3500 songs. Now, T-Series head honcho Bhushan Kumar has acquired rights to her life story from Saroj Khan’s children Raju Khan, Sukaina Khan and daughters of Hina Khan. The biopic will show the story of the struggle and success of the National Award-winning choreographer
Bhushan Kumar said, “Sarojji not only mesmerized the audiences with actors performing her dance moves, but she also revolutionized the choreography scene in Hindi cinema. Her dance forms told stories which helped every filmmaker. She brought audiences to the theatres who saw their favourite actors dancing to her steps. Sarojji’s journey that started as early as a 3-year-old was met with a lot of ups and downs and the success and respect she gained from the industry has to be brought to life.” He also remembered visiting film sets with his father and seeing Saroj Khan bringing life to the songs with her choreography and he is glad that her children agreed to let him make the biopic. “Her dedication towards the art was commendable,” added Bhushan.
We're glad to announce that we've acquired the rights to the legendary choreographer, Saroj Khan's life story.
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For the unversed, Saroj Khan, joined the industry when she was just 3 and she became an assistant choreographer at the age of 12. She choreographed some of the hit numbers like Ek Do Teen, Choli Ke Peechey Kya Hai, Hawa Hawai, Dhak Dhak Karne Laga to name a few. Her last song was Tabah Ho Gaye from Kalank that she choreographed for Madhuri Dixit.
Sukaina, Saroj’s daughter said that her mother was loved and respected by the entire industry but they have closely seen her struggle and fight to become who she was. “We hope with this biopic, Bhushanji will be able to tell her story, her love for us, her passion for dancing, and her fondness for her actors and respect to the profession with this biopic,” said Sukaina.
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The makers are yet to reveal the cast of the biopic. We will update you on the same, till then you guys stay tuned to this space.