Amitabh Bachchan Recalls The Time Saroj Khan Gave Him A Coin As Reward For Good Shot


  • Massive B shared a number of reminiscences of Saroj Khan
  • “Her delicate grace when she moved,” Massive B remembered Saroj Khan
  • “A legacy has handed away,” Massive B wrote in his put up

New Delhi:

Amitabh Bachchan remembered veteran choreographer Saroj Khan with a number of anecdotes, ranging from his 1973 movie Bandhe Haath, through which Saroj Khan was an assistant dance director and in addition a background dancer. Sharing a black and white reminiscence from what seems to be the latest previous, Mr Bachchan started his put up by writing how the news of Saroj Khan’s demise prompted “a complete historical past of time” race in his thoughts. “She was a sprightly younger enthusiastic dance assistant to one of many main dance administrators of the time… of the time once I was simply starting… of the movie Bandhe Haath with the center throb of tens of millions Mumtaz… with the director OP Ralhan. Mumtaz’s grace and acceptance to comply with work with this beginner – she a stratospheric star, me a no person. And Saroj ji within the crowd of dancers in a tune. Her delicate grace when she moved,” learn an excerpt from Massive B’s put up.

Speaking about Saroj Khan’s career transformation from an assistant director to a legendary Bollywood choreographer, Mr Bachchan shared a signature gesture of Saroj Khan: “After which through the years, she excelled and attained the rostrum title of Dance Director or because the language modified, the Choreographer of a movie… her strikes turning into well-known for every artiste she labored with and when she would see an artist give shot below her care, she would name him or her apart and provides a rupee coin as a gesture as a pat on the again, a ‘shagun’. Many a few years later, throughout the tune sequence of a movie I used to be doing, I turned the recipient of that coin… an immense achievement.”

Amitabh Bachchan additionally revealed he acquired his “greatest praise” from Saroj Khan from the tune Khaike Paan after Don launched: “Saroj ji, you gave us and the trade, rhythm, model, grace of motion and the artwork of changing the lyrics in a tune to a that means in dance. On an opportunity assembly many a few years in the past she paid me my greatest praise. She was residing in Dubai then from marriage and when Don was launched she stated ‘I noticed the movie after which after, I’d go to the theatre the place it was launched, on the time when your tune Khaike Paan was on, see it and are available out. I used to do it commonly day-after-day. I’d inform the usher to let me in simply to see the tune and depart. That’s how a lot I loved your dance strikes’ – Coming from her was the final word.”

“A legacy has handed away,” Massive B wrapped his put up.

You rest .. you rest well .. you rise .. you realise the hours .. you seek the elixir .. you devour .. you get to connect .. … and .. .. you be informed in this communicative world .. Saroj Khan has died .. .. and an entire history of time races before you in the cerebrum .. She was a sprightly young enthusiastic dance assistant to one of the major dance directors of the time .. of the time when I was just beginning .. of the film ‘Bandhe Haath’ with the heart throb of millions Mumtaz .. with the director OP Ralhan .. Mumtaz’s grace and acceptance to agree to work with this newbe .. she a stratospheric Star , me a nobody .. .. and Saroj ji in the crowd of dancers in a song .. her subtle grace when she moved .. at one point I saw her , quite alarmingly , finding the foetus had shifted in her stomach and she simply unabashedly pushed it into place , and carried on .. dancing .. .. and then over the years .. she excelled and attained the podium title of Dance Director .. or as the language changed , the Choreographer of film .. her moves becoming famous for each artist she worked with .. and when she would see an artist give a good shot under her care .. she would call her or him aside .. and .. .. give a rupee coin .. as a gesture .. as a pat on the back .. a ‘shagun’ .. .. many many years later .. during the song sequence of a film I was doing .. I became the recipient of that coin .. an immense achievement .. Saroj ji .. you gave us and the industry , rhythm, style, grace of movement and the art of converting the lyrics in a song to a meaning in dance .. .. on a chance meeting many many years ago she paid me my best compliment .. she was living in Dubai then from marriage and when DON was released she said ” I saw the film and then after, I would go to the theatre where it was released, at the time when your song ‘khaike paan.. was on , see it and come out .. I used to do it regularly every day .. I would tell the usher to let me in just to see the song and leave .. that is how much I enjoyed your dance moves ..” !! coming from her was the ultimate .. .. a legacy has passed away ..

A put up shared by Amitabh Bachchan (@amitabhbachchan) on Jul 2, 2020 at 10:41pm PDT

In one other put up, Amitabh Bachchan added: “And the present strikes on… in remembrance of people who have left us throughout this time of the occasions.”

Saroj Khan died of a cardiac arrest in Mumbai on Friday. Tributes from the likes of Madhuri Dixit, Kareena Kapoor, Kajol – actresses choreographed by Saroj Khan, together with stars comparable to Ajay Devgn, Kajol, Akshay Kumar, Anushka Sharma, Sonam Kapoor and others poured in from the enduring Bollywood choreographer.

Saroj Khan’s final choreography was for 2019 film Kalank.


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