Actor Anil Kapoor recalls the time Saroj Khan turned newcomer Madhuri Dixit into a phenomenal dancer in just two weeks

Anil Kapoor also credited Saroj Khan for always making him look like a better dancer than he is.
Written By Apoorv Shandilya | Updated: July 04, 2020 17:10 IST
Actor Anil Kapoor recalls the time Saroj Khan turned newcomer Madhuri Dixit into a phenomenal dancer in just two weeks

Anil Kapoor was at the peak of his career in the 1980s and 90s of the Hindi film industry. Kapoor has worked with almost every celebrity from the industry and has fond memories with most of them. On Saturday Anil Kapoor shared memory with the late dancer and choreographer Saroj Khan. Khan passed away on Thursday night due to a cardiac arrest. In his post, Kapoor thanked Saroj Khan for her guidance and also credited her for making him look like a better dancer than he is.
 
Speaking to Mumbai Mirror Anil said, "My leading ladies, including Sridevi, Madhuri, or Aishwarya (Rai) were fabulous dancers while I’m technically not a dancer-dancer. So, I’m grateful to Sarojji that on screen I did not come across as any less,” he said.
 
The actor also recalled the time Saroj Khan trained Madhuri Dixit for the song Ek Do Teen. He said, “A year after Mr. India, Tezaab released. Madhuri (Dixit) was still a relative newcomer when we handed her over to Sarojji. After two weeks of rehearsal, she called Chandra (director N Chandra) and me to Satyam Hall and Madhuri performed to Ek Do Teen for us. I was blown over by the moves and the energy,” he said. “We shot the song in Mehboob Studio and watching it, I was like, “Oh God, what do I do!” I got them to shoot a male version with me which was not there in the script in front of where Shah Rukh’s (Khan) bungalow stands today."
 
The Nayak actor also said that Saroj Khan touched everyone's heart with her grace and artistry.


CREDITS: MUMBAI MIRROR


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