Popular choreographer Saroj Khan is returning to mainstream Bollywood films with Madhuri Dixit‘s song in Kalank titled ‘Tadap.’ The senior choreographer opened up on coming to the movies and her desire to get more work in Bollywood recently. Saroj talked to a daily and revealed how the dancing world has changed on screen and no one no longer wants to bear the pain of putting heart and soul into their work as much as the actors in the past used to.
She also gave away details about the special number from Kalank that’s solely picturised on Madhuri. More popularly known as Master ji, Saroj Khan chatted with Mumbai Mirror and said, “Four years after Gulaab Gang, I’ve choreographed another song for Madhuri. all through the film she makes others dance and never dances herself, then, in the climax, when Varun’s 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.”
The choreographer, who is known to have worked with Madhuri and Sridevi in their major hits, also expressed concern about the way Hindi songs appear in today’s age. She said, “Bollywood songs have hit an all-time low. None of the songs today are memorable and you can’t differentiate between heroines, who look and dress the same. I have to ask my kids who the actress is. In the ’80s and ’90s, maybe even before that, every heroine was distinctive and no one was afraid of close-ups.”
Master ji also talked about protecting her self respect and never spreading her hands in front of anybody for work. She said, “I have never gone to anyone’s office asking for work. I can only hope that my work speaks for me. I miss being on the set and would love to choreograph more often.”
Well, we can’t for Tadap to release!