She has been directing song-and-dance sequences for films for almost four decades, but if given a choice, Bollywood’s ace choreographer Saroj Khan says she will never direct a movie on dance.
The lady, who has been taking Bollywood dancing global, also feels the industry scenario has gone for a toss. “I don’t think I would ever direct a film focusing on dance. And I also feel that choreography has changed over the years in the industry. It has gone for the worst as (one needs to understand that) dance is not only about moving your body, but also understanding rhythm,” said Saroj.
After two successful seasons of Imagine TV’s “Nachle Ve”, the 63-year-old has returned to small screen for the third season of the show, through which she helps take Bollywood dancing to every household in India and abroad. The show, “Nachle Ve 3”, went on air Monday.
Talking about this season’s highlights, Khan said: “I will try my best to teach something different to my fans. Particularly with lot of people getting ready for the wedding season, I plan to ensure that everyone can shake a leg without hesitation.”
She admits Bollywood dancing is a hit in the West and websites like Youtube.com have helped in popularising the dance form. “With Bollywood having fans not just in India, but also in other countries, many people who cannot come to India follow my show on internet. After both my seasons got over, I used to get mails from a lot of housewives asking me to come back with another season at the earliest as that was the only source of entertainment for them,” she said.
Khan, who is behind some memorable dance numbers like “Ek do teen”, “Mera piya ghar aaya” and “Dola re dola”, has just finished working on songs for films like “Rowdy Rathore”, “Agent Vinod” and ” Agneepath”.
Now since some of her favourite dancers from Bollywood like Madhuri Dixit, Sridevi, Karisma Kapoor are set for their second innings in the industry, the choreographer admits she really missed their magic, and says she would love to work with them again.
“I can’t really foresee future. However, I would admit that I really miss them. And if they come to me, then I would welcome them with open arms and teach them with the same enthusiasm,” she said.