Veteran Bollywood choreographer Saroj Khan has been admitted to Guru Nanak Hospital in Mumbai on Saturday after she complained of heavy difficulty in breathing.
The 71-year-old National Award-winner, has tested negative for coronavirus, a family member on condition of anonymity mentioned on indianexpress.com.
“She was admitted to Guru Nanak Hospital in Bandra East for breathing issues. She is doing well now and will be discharged in a day or two. She doesn’t have COVID-19 symptoms. Her report has come out negative,” the relative said.
Saroj Khan, marked her position in the entertainment industry as an assistant choreographer before choreographing the dance sequences for the 1974 film Geeta Mera Naam. She shot to fame after she choreographed Sridevi’s dance sequence for the song Hawa Hawai in the 1987 film Mr India. Saroj Khan has choreographed more than 2000 songs till date.
She also has to her credit, dance sequences like “Ek Do Teen”, “Hum Ko Aaj Kal Hai Intezaar”, “Dhak Dhak Karne Laga”, “Choli Ke Peeche Kya Hai”, “Nimbooda” and “Dola Re Dola”. Her last film outing was Karan Johar’s 2019 period drama Kalank. Khan choreographed the song “Tabaah Ho Gaye”, featuring Madhuri Dixit, with whom she has had a long-standing partnership.
She has been the receipient of three national awards for Best Choreography for her work in Devdas, Jab We Met and the 2007 Tamil film Shringaram. She has also featured as a judge in various TV dance reality shows such as Nach Baliye, Jhalak Dikhla Ja and Nachle Ve with Saroj Khan.