Mumbai, July 03 | Saroj Khan, the name behind some of the most famous songs in Bollywood such as “Dhak Dhak” and “Ek Do Teen”, died following a cardiac arrest early on Friday morning.
Bollywood woke up to the shock news of their beloved ‘masterji’ Saroj Khan’s death on Friday, with actors Madhuri Dixit, Akshay Kumar, Kareena Kapoor, and others remembering the role played by the veteran choreographer in their life and career.
Madhuri, one of the frequent collaborators of Khan, said she is saddened by the loss of her “friend” and “guru”, who helped her realize her potential.
The duo collaborated on a number of hits songs, such as “Ek Do Teen” in “Tezaab”, “Tamma Tamma Loge” in “Thanedar”, “Dhak Dhak Karne Laga” in “Beta” and “Dola Re Dola” from Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s “Devdas”.
Superstar Akshay Kumar termed Khan’s demise as a “huge loss” to the industry.
Khan’s broke into the industry with Sridevi’s Hawa Hawai song from Shekhar Kapur’s 1987 hit “Mr. India” and the filmmaker also paid a tribute to the choreographer.
Kareena Kapoor Khan, whose hit track “Yeh Ishq Haaye” from “Jab We Met” was choreographed by Khan, shared a photo with the veteran on Instagram.
Choreographer Farah Khan said she was among the countless artists who were inspired by Khan’s work. “Rest in peace Sarojji… You were an inspiration to many, myself included. Thank you for the songs,” she wrote on Twitter.