Late choreographer Saroj Khan passed away today in the early hours. The lady raised the bar of dancing in tinsel town several notches higher with her midas touch. Just like many others in the industry, Shah Rukh Khan too collaborated with the ace choreographer in his career. The actor in an old interview was heard mentioning how Saroj Khan once slapped him when he complained of being tired due to too much work, followed by an important lesson.
In the year 2018 during an interview with The Telegraph, SRK recalled this incident and said, “I remember, in my early days, I was working with Sarojji. In those days, I would work three shifts and would be like this (leans back on his chair and sticks his tongue out).” Continuing further when he told her of being tired, she slapped him in an adorable way and explained to him never to say there is too much work, just be fortunate enough to have so many options to choose from.
He adds, “I told her, ‘Sarojji, itna kaam hai, thak gaya hoon (Sarojji, I am too tired, there is too much work)’. She would be very motherly towards me and she slapped me on the cheek, pyaar se (lovingly), and said, ‘Kabhi yeh mat kehna ki zyada kaam hai’ (Never complain about having too much work). In this area of work, there is never too much work. I just feel fortunate that I have so much to choose from. So, no pressure.”
The actor paid his tribute to Saroj Khan on the Twitter platform.
In an interview with Mid Day in 2019, the late choreographer had mentioned running out of work and Salman promising to work with her in his upcoming project. She said, “When we met, Salman asked me what I was doing nowadays. So I told him honestly that I don’t have any work, and that I am teaching Indian classical dance to young actresses. Upon hearing that, he said, ‘Now, you will work with me’. I know he is a man of his word, so he will keep his promise.” ALSO READ: Saroj Khan Death: Shah Rukh Khan Remembers His ‘First Genuine Teacher In Film Industry’: She Taught Me How To Do The Dip
Saroj Khan was an award-winning choreographer who went on to bag not one but three National Film Awards. The last film she worked on was Kalank that released in 2019. ALSO READ: Saroj Khan Death: Did You Know The Late Choreographer Had Converted To Islam And Was A Hindu By Birth?
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