I want to make Vidya dance, says Saroj Khan

Monday, October 18, 2010

NEW DELHI - Ace choreographer Saroj Khan, who has made actresses like Sridevi, Madhuri Dixit, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan dance to her tunes, has actress Vidya Balan on her wishlist now.

“I want to make Vidya Balan dance. I like her expressions. I remember seeing her in ‘Lage Raho Munnabhai’, her expressions in the song ‘Pal Pal’ were extremely good,” Saroj told reporters via video conferencing here.

After a successful first season of “Nachle Ve With Saroj Khan”, she is once again returning to the small screen with second season and this time choreographer Terence Lewis will be joining her.

Both the choreographers will be teaching their unique style of dancing to popular television celebrities. The line-up includes Neha Marda, Naman Shaw, Shaleen Bhanot, and Jay Bhanushali among others. All the celebrities will be competing with each other every week and then ultimately battle it out in the grand finale.

The show titled “Nachle Ve With Saroj and Terence” goes on air Oct 25 every Monday to Friday on Imagine TV.

Asked if the advent of international dance forms like hip hop, jazz has suppressed the classical dance form, she said: “I respect all dance forms, but I blame the parents for the supression of classical dance forms because they never encouraged their kids to learn them.”

The 61-year-old, who has been in the industry for over two decades, also expressed her distress over the change in the kind of Bollywood dancing over the years, but is confident that the era of elegant dancing will return.

“I hate those songs. In our time, actresses used to be fully covered when they used to dance, but today, you see them dancing in lesser clothes,” she said.

“But life is a circle, I am sure that the previous era, where actresses used to dance with elegance will return. I have signed five films now where the directors want to have choreography like that of ‘Dola Re’, she added.

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