Just when you thought Bollywood was done losing their best stars, another gem Choreographer Saroj Khan was taken away today ie Friday ie 3rd July. Saroj Khan was admitted to Guru Nanak hospital in Bandra, Mumbai, last Saturday after she complained of breathlessness. She was recovering well after undergoing treatment and had even tested negative for Coronavirus but was declared dead today as she suffered from a cardiac arrest. Saroj Khan was a 3-time winner of the National Award for Best Choreography. She was behind some of the most iconic Bollywood songs and films. Her best-known partnership is said to be with actor Madhuri Dixit, whom she choreographed in multiple songs such as Ek Do Teen and Dhak Dhak Karne Laga
Now after hearing the news of her sad demise, Bollywood stars took to social media to pay their respects to the legendary choreographer. Some of them were:
1. Actor Akshay Kumar wrote, “Woke up to the sad news that legendary choreographer #SarojKhan ji is no more. She made dance look easy almost like anybody can dance, a huge loss for the industry. May her soul rest in peace.”
2.Amitabh Bachchan wrote in Hindi, “Prayers .. haath judien hain, mann ashant.”
3. Madhuri Dixit has tweeted, “I’m devastated by the loss of my friend and guru, Saroj Khan. Will always be grateful for her work in helping me reach my full potential in dance. The world has lost an amazingly talented person. I will miss you. My sincere condolences to the family.”
4. Taapsee Pannu wrote, “Atleast I had a chance to dance in your company. I am going to hold on to those memories tight…. real tight. we lose another star to the sky. Your songs will make every girl remember you for ever n ever.”
5.Director and choreographer Remo D’Souza shared a picture of him hugging her. “#RIP SAROJI YOU WILL BE MISSED …. big loss to dance fraternity,” he wrote in his tweet.
6. Nimrat Kaur called her ‘the genius who immortalised stars’. “Saroj ji’s name introduced the word ‘choreographer’ to my life. A genius who immortalised stars and the music that defined an era with her iconic work. May her loved ones find strength and courage at this terrible hour. There’ll never be another…#RIPSarojKhan #Legend #Masterji”