It was yesterday once more for Madhuri Dixit and Saroj Khan as the duo got together to shoot for the promos of a dance reality show at Filmistan Studios over the weekend. The actress and the choreographer share a special bond that goes back to when Mads was an upcoming actress and Saroj a leading choreographer.
The two feels that the music’s beats connect them. The veteran choreographer has always admitted that Madhuri has been her favourite. According to her, Mads understands the steps exactly and the way she wants them to be done — even before she can fully explain it. And even today, the star feels guilty if she skips a step in front of her guru!
About working with Madhuri again after a hiatus, Saroj says, “It feels exactly how you feel when your child comes back from boarding school. I have seen her grow from her Ek Do Teen days and I am proud to see my student as a judge for a dance show.”
She adds, “I have had a chance to work through the past several decades. In earlier days, expressions and movements defined a choreographer’s style. This is what Madhuri and I are bringing alive. No one can beat her expressions.”
For the two-day shoot, the Dhak Dhak star would begin filming for each segment by touching Saroj’s feet while the latter showered every bit of attention on her special student. Each shot was okayed only after the choreographer was satisfied and with Mads it wasn’t so particularly difficult — as she always got everything right in one take!
For the promos, the choreographer has made Madhuri dance to songs of actresses including Meena Kumari, Mumtaz and Sridevi.
Off to the US
Immediately after the shoot, Madhuri Dixit left for the US for a family holiday. The actress is slated to return by May-end when the shooting for the show starts. So far Mads only has been confirmed while the hunt for the other two star judges is still on.
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