When Saroj Khan buried her 8-month-old daughter and went to shoot ‘Dum Maaro Dum’ song
Ace choreographer Saroj Khan passed away on July 3 due to a cardiac arrest. Fondly called as Masterji, Saroj Khan has left behind a legacy in dance. She started her career at the age of 3. She worked as a child artiste in movies and then when she grew up, she worked as a background dancer. Her life was full of struggles and she had gone through a lot to reach the peak of her career.
In a video of Brut, while talking about her journey as a choreographer, Saroj Khan said, “My daughter died when she was 8 months and 5 days old. Afternoon prayers were in her destiny and after burying her I had to catch a train at 5 pm for the shoot of ‘Dum Maaro Dum’ from the film ‘Hare Rama Hare Krishna’.”
Saroj Khan also said that it was Subhash Ghai who gave her the first break as a choreographer in his movie ‘Hero’. From there she started getting name and people started recognising her as a good choreographer. Then she got the song ‘Ek Do Teen’ and since then she never looked back.
Over forty years, Saroj Khan choreographed more than 2000 songs. Her last choreographed song was for Madhuri Dixit on ‘Tabaah Ho Gaye’ from the movie ‘Kalank’.
Meanwhile, Remo D’souza is planning to make a biopic on Saroj Khan and in an interview he said that it is his dream project.