On the first anniversary of legendary choreographer Saroj Khan’s death, film producer Bhushan Kumar revealed that his T-Series banner will produce a biography on the Bollywood veteran. Saroj Khan, a three-time National Award recipient, died on July 3, 2020, at the age of 71.
She choreographed more than 3,500 songs over her four-decade career, including “Ek Do Teen” from Madhuri Dixit’s “Tezaab,” “Dhak Dhak Karne Laga” in Beta, “Dola Re Dola” from Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s “Devdas,” and “Ye Ishq Haaye” from “Jab We Met.” Saroj Ji not only charmed viewers with actors executing her dance techniques, but she also revolutionized the choreography scene in Hindi film,” Kumar added, praising Khan’s contribution to the revival of dance culture in Hindi cinema. Her dancing forms presented stories that every filmmaker might benefit from. She drew crowds to the theatres to see their favorite stars perform to her choreography.”
“Saroj Ji’s journey, which began when she was three years old and has been marked by many ups and downs, must be brought to life,” the producer said in a statement. Kumar thanked Saroj Khan’s daughter Sukaina Khan and son Raju Khan for their help with the film.
Raju Khan, who is also a choreographer, expressed his delight at the prospect of a film based on his mother’s life. “We all witnessed how much my mother loved dancing and how she committed her life to it. I’m pleased I went in the same direction as she did. My mother was well-liked and respected in the industry, and it is a privilege for us, her family, to tell her story to the world. “I’m pleased Bhushanji has decided to create a biography on Saroj Khan,” he added. Sukaina Khan went on to say that the biography will cover both her professional and personal lives.”We’ve watched her struggle and battle to become the woman she is,” she added. The film’s cast and crew will be revealed soon by the producers.