Govinda shared a video to pay tribute to Saroj Khan. The veteran choreographer died of cardiac arrest on Friday.
Govinda with Saroj Khan.
Bollywood’s veteran choreographer Saroj Khan died of cardiac arrest on Friday. The news of her demise sent a wave of shock across the industry. Many celebrities took to social media to share their memories with their beloved Masterji. Govinda, who worked with the ace choreographer on several projects, posted a video remembering the first time he met her.
In the video, Govinda can be seen praying for Saroj Khan’s departed soul. He said that when he first went to Saroj Khan asking her to teach him dance, he was penniless. He said in Hindi, “I told you (Saroj Khan) I don’t have money. And you told me, lovingly, we’ll talk about it when you have it.”
He added, “It is because of teachers like you that a common man like me, could go from Govind to Govinda. I cannot express in words how I’m feeling right now.”
Along with the video, Govinda wrote, “#Rip Saroj Khan ji. Masterji Love you always !! (sic).”
Govinda’s association with Saroj Khan goes back to his debut in the film industry. The actor worked with the late choreographer in his very first film, Ilzaam. They later worked together in several more projects.
Govinda’s co-star of many films, Karisma Kapoor also condoled Saroj Khan’s death on social media. Sharing a black and white photo of herself with Masterji, she wrote, “Saroj ji cannot forget the endless hours learning dance and expression from you at Satyam hall.. ur teachings took me a long way.. Rip (sic).”
Saroj Khan was admitted to Mumbai’s Guru Nanak Hospital on June 20 after she complained of breathing problems. She breathed her last at 1.52 am on Friday and was laid to rest at Mumbai’s Malad cemetery at 7 am. A prayer meet was going to be held in three days, but was cancelled later due to the novel coronavirus pandemic.
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