SAROJ Khan is much better, likely to be discharged soon from hospital

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Family sources of prominent Bollywood choreographer Saroj Khan claimed on Wednesday, June 24 she is much better and likely to be discharged soon from the hospital. She was admitted to Guru Nanak Hospital in Bandra on June 20 after she complained of breathing problems. The 71-year-old choreographer is doing better and remained under observation  ‘’She is much better. She shall be discharged soon,” the source said. Mandatory COVID-19 test was done on Khan in the hospital but she was tested negative. Filmmaker Anubhav Sinha has posted on Twitter that there is “nothing to worry “about her as the veteran choreographer is doing well. “Just spoke to people looking after Saroj Ji. She is in fact in a hospital. But doing well. Should be out in a day or two. Nothing to worry about her. Was there for regular treatment. Felt weak, got admitted. Tested for Covid-19 too. Negative.” Filmmaker Kunal Kohli has tweeted that he spoke to Khan’s son, Raju, who assured him that the choreographer is recuperating. “She was taken to the hospital as she felt breathless. No COVID. She’s better now. He (Raju) thanks everyone for their prayers and wishes. We hope and pray our beloved Masterji is home soon,” he wrote.  Mumbai born Nirmala Nagpal, popularly known as Saroj Khan, is one of the most prominent Indian dance choreographers in Hindi cinema. She has choreographed more than 2000 songs in the last four decades and is known as “The Mother of Dance/Choreography in India’ ’The three-time National Award winner has choreographed for some of the most memorable tracks, including “Dola Re Dola” from Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s “Devdas”, “Ek Do Teen” from Madhuri Dixit-starrer “Tezaab” and “Ye Ishq Haaye” from “Jab We Met” in 2007. Her parents had migrated to India after the partition of India. She started her career as a child artist at the age of three with the film Nazarana as child Shyama and a background dancer in the late 1950s. She learnt to dance while working under film choreographer B. Sohanlal. Later, she herself shifted to choreography, first as an assistant choreographer and later getting her break as an independent choreographer with Geeta Mera Naam (1974). She had to struggle for several years to receive acclaim, which came with her work with Sridevi; Hawa Hawai in Mr India (1987), Nagina (1986) and Chandni (1989), and later with Madhuri Dixit, starting with the hit Ek Do Teen in Tezaab (1988), Tamma Tamma Loge in Thanedaar (1990) and Dhak Dhak Karne Laga in Beta (1992).( edited by PK Chakravarty with courtesy to Republic World for the pic)

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