Sanjay Dutt and Manyata Dutt with Saroj Khan
Sanjay Dutt and Manyata Dutt with Saroj Khan

Sanjay Dutt, whom Saroj Khan choreographed for Tamma Tamma, mourns choreographer's death

ANI | Updated: Jul 03, 2020 13:37 IST

Mumbai (Maharashtra), [India], July 3 (ANI): Mourning the death of legendary choreographer Saroj Khan, noted actor Sanjay Dutt said it has left him heartbroken.
The 'Panipat' actor put out a throwback picture with the late choreographer on Twitter that shows how close she was with Sanjay and his family.
In the picture, Sanjay and wife Manyata are seen standing with Saroj Khan as she hugs her while the trio smile and look into the camera.

Along with the lively picture, the 'Khalnayak' actor penned a note mourning the loss of the late choreographer. He noted, "This news has left me heartbroken. Saroj ji was not just a legend but also a humble person.."
Sanjay Dutt, often called non-dancer by his critics, worked with Saroj Khan in some superhits in 90s like Saajan, Khalnayak, Thanedaar, which went on to become blockbusters and had some amazing dance numbers.
Noting the beautiful relationship that they shared, Dutt added, "We shared a beautiful relationship & worked in many films together. Her contribution to the industry is irreplaceable as there was no one who could dance like her. Om Shanti."
Saroj Khan, the three-time National Award winner was credited for choreographing more than 2,000 songs.
Her list of credits includes iconic numbers such as 'Dhak Dhak Karne Laga' from Beta (1992), 'Ek Do Teen' from Tezaab (1988), 'Hawa Hawai' from Mr India (1987) and many more.
Khan, who was earlier admitted to a hospital in Mumbai last month for breathing issues, passed away on Friday. She was 71.
She died due to a cardiac arrest in the ICU of Mumbai's Guru Nanak Hospital, where she was admitted on June 20.

The last rites of Saroj Khan will be performed at Malvani in Malad, Mumbai today. (ANI)

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