RIP Saroj Khan: Bollywood mourns demise of its beloved "Masterji"
Saroj Khan, who brought unforgettable grandeur and grace to some of the best-known Bollywood dance sequences, passed away on Friday at the age of 71, bringing an end to an era. Khan, lovingly called "Masterji" by her colleagues in the industry, became an iconic figure in Bollywood over the past few decades. Here's how celebrities paid tribute to the legendary choreographer.
A huge loss for the industry, said Akshay Kumar
Actor Akshay Kumar said that Khan made dance look easy, adding that her passing is a huge loss to the fraternity. He tweeted, "Woke up to the sad news that legendary choreographer Saroj Khan ji is no more. She made dance look easy almost like anybody can dance, a huge loss for the industry. May her soul rest in peace (sic)."
Megastar Amitabh Bachchan paid tribute via this post
Devastated by the loss of my friend and guru: Madhuri
Actor Madhuri Dixit Nene, who performed in various dance sequences choreographed by Khan, said she felt devastated by the loss of her friend and teacher. "Will always be grateful for her work in helping me reach my full potential in dance. The world has lost an amazingly talented person. I will miss you. My sincere condolences to the family," Madhuri tweeted.
Big loss to the fraternity, said choreographer/director Remo D'Souza
'The most talented trend-setter choreographer of the industry'
Filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar called Khan the "most talented trend-setter choreographer of the film industry." He tweeted, "My condolences to her family members and admirers. We will miss you. RIP (sic)."
'An immeasurable loss for industry and film lovers'
Actor Riteish Deshmukh said that the loss is immeasurable for the film industry and cinema lovers. He tweeted, "Having choreographed more than 2,000 songs, she (Khan) single handedly changed the landscape of how songs were shot. I had the pleasure of being choreographed by her in Aladin (2009 film). One tick off my bucketlist (sic)."