Saroj Khan biopic in the works, producer Bhushan Kumar said: “His dedication was commendable”


T-Series is set to produce a biopic on legendary choreographer Saroj Khan. T-Series director Bhushan Kumar said on Saturday that he had acquired the rights to his life story from Saroj Khan’s family.

“Sarojji not only fascinated audiences with actors performing her dance moves, but she also revolutionized the choreographic scene of Hindi cinema. His dance forms told stories that helped every filmmaker, ”Kumar said in a statement.

“Sarojji’s journey, which started at the age of 3, has seen a lot of ups and downs and the success and respect she has gained from the industry must come to life. I remember going on film sets with my dad and seeing her bring songs to life with her choreography. His dedication to art was commendable. I’m happy that Sukaina and Raju have agreed to let us do this biopic of their mother, ”he concluded.

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the death of saroj khan Saroj Khan with Madhuri Dixit on the set of Sailaab. (Photo: Express Archives)

While the project was announced, details on the film’s director and cast have been kept under wraps.

Speaking of the biopic, Raju Khan, who is a choreographer himself, said he was happy that Bhushan Kumar decided to do a biopic on Saroj Khan.

“My mom loved to dance and we all saw how she dedicated her life to it. I’m glad I followed in his footsteps. My mother was loved and respected by the industry and it is an honor for us, her family, that the world can see her story, ”he said.

Sukaina said she and her family “saw firsthand” Saroj Khan’s struggle and struggle to become who she was. She expressed her gratitude to Bhushan Kumar and hoped he could tell Saroj Khan’s story, “his passion for dancing, and his fondness for its actors and his respect for the profession with this biopic”.

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saroj khan, sridevi Saroj Khan had a long association with Sridevi. (Express archive photo)

Saroj Khan joined the industry at the age of 3. She became a dancer at the age of 10 and at 12 she was an assistant choreographer. During his career, which spanned five decades, Saroj Khan has choreographed approximately 3,500 songs. Some of his tracks are ‘Ek Do Teen’, ‘Choli Ke Peechey Kya Hai’, ‘Hawa Hawai’, ‘Dhak Dhak Karne Laga’ and many more.

The three-time national award-winning choreographer, known for her collaboration with Madhuri Dixit and Sridevi, has also worked with several millennial actors.

Saroj Khan died in 2020 at the age of 71 from cardiac arrest. His last job was with his collaborator and frequent actor Madhuri Dixit in Kalank.

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