Shubham Jaiswal ([email protected])
Amitabh Bachchan has penned a tribute to late choreographer Saroj Khan who passed away on Friday. She was 71. The actor has shared several fond memories in a long note, reminiscing the moments when he first saw her dancing while being pregnant, and when she awarded him with a coin.
Sharing the memory when he noticed Saroj for the first time, he wrote, “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.”