Monday, February 04, 2008 16:27 IST
Dancing queen Saroj Khan, who is the new toast of small screen with her Bollywood dance tutorials on NDTV
Imagine, shares her insights on the future of dance with TWF correspondent Binita Ramchandani.
What is you show on NDTV Imagine like?
The show is about a teacher who teaches dance to students absolutely free of cost. I found the concept quite
good, as nowadays many people want to learn dance and so I thought, why not give them a platform.
show is a medium through which I will teach students dance by helping him or her identify the beat of the music -
just as I teach on the sets.
The best part is that there is no age bar, so whether young or old, everybody
can dance with me.
Do you plan to direct or act in a movie as you have done before?
No, I do not intend to take up direction or acting; I did that earlier just as a friendly gesture. I wish to stick to
choreography and do as much for the industry as I can.
Are you happy with the dance scenario in Bollywood?
Nowadays each and every song in a movie looks almost the same- mainly the item numbers. There is no specific
movement, which is seen. But some years back this was not the case.
Each song had its own unique
steps; for example, take the Dhak Dhak song by Madhuri. The scenario has changed in the past 4-5
What do you think should be done to improve the existing scenario?
I feel that we should have different songs with different movements and steps. We have such a rich culture but we
are just aping the west. We should stick to our roots and incorporate forms like folk, bhangra, etc in mainstream
What's your take on reality shows?
I think reality shows have really made a lot of impact on the audience. Everyone wishes to be dancer and is
learning dance. A reality show made housewife Tina (TV actor and anchor Hussain's wife) a dancer.
think it has helped her to grow as a dancer. I remember the blindfold dance of Nach Baliye 2, which is not an easy
task even for the professionals, but despite being a non-dancer she did it. Therefore I am in favor of reality
What is the message that you wish to give to aspiring choreographers?
I just wish to tell them that they should come up with something new every time. Be creative in your steps. Don't
use common dance steps.
This is how one can create a unique style of dancing and also make their
mark in the industry. Make use of our rich Indian culture in your choreography.
What are your recent projects in hand and what do you plan for the future?
Shooting for the movie ‘Aladdin' has just been completed; and now I wish to take my journey of dance ahead by
coming up with an academy of my own.
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