Samina Peerzada pays homage to the late Saroj Khan

The television host has deemed it a 'great loss'

Entertainment Desk July 03, 2020

Renowned Bollywood choreographer Saroj Khan took her last breath on Thursday night after going into cardiac arrest. Being one of the formidable figures in the Indian film industry, man notable figures in Bollywood took the time to pay their respects to the late Saroj. Actor Madhuri Dixit who herself is touted as one of the best dancers in the industry honoured Saroj, talking about how the latter as both a teacher and a friend to her.

"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," she said.

Given Saroj's influence on this side of the border, television director, producer and actor Samina Peerzada also went on to pay her respects. Replying to Madhuri's post, Samina talked about how the Dil tu Pagal actor was lucky to have someone like Saroj in her life.

"A great loss please accept my heartfelt condolences. You were blessed to have her as your Guru. May her wonderful soul rest in eternal peace," Samina said.

One of the most prolific choreographers of the Hindi film industry, Saroj, fondly called Masterji in Bollywood, had called the shots in over 2000 songs spanning over three and a half decades.

Although Saroj started out in the early seventies, she really became a household name in the mid to late eighties, first directing dances for Sridevi, and then Madhuri Dixit.

Khan started out choreographing with the 1974 film, Geeta Mera Naam. She directed songs for the Tamil film Thai Veedu in 1983 and also worked in Subhash Ghai's superhit Hero the same year.

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