Veteran Choreographer Saroj Khan Lashes out at Farah Khan
Farah Khan's spoof on Saroj Khan has not gone down well with the iconic choreographer
It looks like Farah Khan has a penchant for rubbing industry veterans in a wrong way. A few years ago, Manoj Kumar was very upset with Farah and Shah Rukh after he was spoofed in Om Shanti Om. And this time, the director has managed to anger veteran choreographer Saroj Khan with her latest release Happy New Year. In a scene in the film, the team (Shah Rukh, Boman, Sonu and Vivaan) are shown to be trained by a really fat woman in a short blonde wig with movements that mirror Saroj Khan’s.
Saroj has now voiced her displeasure at Farah for being insulted not once but twice – in the movie and at another time during a promotional event on TV. In an interview with the newspaper DNA, Saroj said, “Farah Khan is so frustrated. I saw what they did on the TV show. Does this kind of behaviour suit her? I really feel sorry for these people. I don't know what they stand to gain from targeting me in this way.”
Adding what the probable reason for such an act would be, Saroj says, “Her brother Sajid keeps talking about this incident during the shooting of Mansoor Ali Khan's Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar. But it did not happen the way the brother and sister say it did. The steps for Pehla Nasha, which Farah claims to have done, were originally mine.”