When Sridevi fought with Saroj Khan, stopped working with her (Video)
First Published 3, Jul 2020, 1:47 PM
Late actress Sridevi and Saroj Khan refrained from talking to each other for this reason
In the early 90s, when Sridevi was a big star, her dance performances were to die for, and many of them were choreographed by Saroj Khan. However, there was a time when Sridevi and Saroj got into an ugly spat after which they stopped talking to each other.
Both Sridevi and Saroj contributed to making hits of songs in movies like Mr Bechara, Judaai, Khuda Gawah, Nagina, Mr India, Chandni, Lamhe, and others. They did share a good relationship with each other, and it grew during the shooting for the movie Nagina.
But specific incidents had an impact on their friendship. A fight reportedly became so intense that the two of them avoided talking to each other and stopped working together. If media reports are to be believed, the two stars did not talk with each other for almost a year.
In an interview, Saroj Khan revealed what went on. Remember Sridevi’s iconic song Hawa Hawai from Mr. India that was a huge hit? Likewise, Madhuri Dixit’s song Ek Do Teen from Tezaab, which was released in the following year, was also a blockbuster. After that Sridevi was allegedly angry with Saroj Khan alleging she taught Madhuri better steps than what she did for her. These words offended Khan, post which the two of them stopped talking to each other.
A year later, Sridevi herself started speaking to Khan and the two formed a new friendship with each other again.
Saroj Khan passed away early on Friday morning (July 3) due to cardiac arrest. She was 71. She was admitted to Guru Nanak Hospital in Bandra last Saturday after she complained of breathing issues.
"She passed away due to cardiac arrest at around 2:30 am at the hospital," Khan's nephew Manish Jagwani said.