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Saroj Khan says Salman Khan has met her and promised to give her work in his films

Saroj Khan had complained that the industry had stopped giving her work. Now, she says Salman Khan has come to her aid.

bollywood Updated: Mar 30, 2019 14:23 IST
HT Correspondent
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Saroj Khan and Salman Khan worked in films like Biwi Ho Toh Aisi  and Andaz Apna Apna in the past.
Saroj Khan and Salman Khan worked in films like Biwi Ho Toh Aisi and Andaz Apna Apna in the past.(HT Photo)
         

Actor Salman Khan and choreographer Saroj Khan, who worked in films like Biwi Ho Toh Aisi (1988) and Andaz Apna Apna (1994), will work together again. According to a report in Mid-Day, after the veteran choreographer complained that the industry doesn’t give her work anymore, Salman met her and promised to give her work in his future projects.

Salman met Saroj at his residence on Thursday. Saroj, whose pairing with Madhuri Dixit led to magic onscreen in films like Ek Do Teen (Tezaab) and Choli Ke Peechey (Khalnayak), had reportedly said that the industry had stopped giving her work. According to the report, when Salman got to know of it, he asked her to meet him.

Speaking about the meeting, Saroj said: “When we met, Salman asked me what I was doing nowadays. So I told him honestly that I don’t have any work [film offers], 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.”

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Saroj had earlier told Mumbai Mirror that she was to work with Katrina Kaif in Thugs of Hindostan but the actor refused to work on the song without rehearsals. She was quoted as saying: “For a while I had lost interest but now looking at the haalat of dance, I want to do something good for the industry. I can’t judge actresses because I have only seen them in songs choreographed by others. Katrina looks good and there was a chance of collaborating on Thugs of Hindostan. But as the shoot was coming up, she told the makers she wouldn’t do the song without rehearsals and I was summarily replaced with Prabhudheva.”

Saroj has choreographed a song, pictured on Madhuri Dixit, in Kalank. Speaking to Mumbai Mirror, she said, “Four years after Gulaab Gang, I’ve choreographed another song for Madhuri. All through the film (Kalank) she makes others dance and never dances herself, then, in the climax, when Varun’s (Dhawan) Zafar enters the kotha, she breaks into a mujra. Tabahi is a sad, situational song with fast-paced beats. Madhuri and I danced our hearts out and I’m hopeful that after seeing it, people will remember Saroj Khan again. After just reading about it, Kangana Ranaut with whom I had worked in Tanu Weds Manu earlier, called me to do a song, Rajaji, in Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi.”

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First Published: Mar 30, 2019 14:22 IST