On July 3, Bollywood lost its beloved Masterji aka Saroj Khan to a massive cardiac arrest. The veteran choreographer, who worked with Madhuri Dixit, Sridevi, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and several others, passed away at the age of 72. Soon, choreographer turned director Remo D'Souza said he will be making a film on Saroj's life. While the biopic is in a nascent stage, Masterji's daughter Sukaina Khan spoke about the casting.
Talking to a leading daily, Sukaina said she will be disappointed if Madhuri Dixit, Masterji's favourite 'student', won't do the film. She further added that the only person to step into Sridevi's shoes will be her daughter Janhvi Kapoor. "I would be really disappointed if Madhuri didn't do the film. But there's only one person who can get into Sridevi's shoes- her daughter Janhvi. She's so much like her. There'll be three to four heroines outlining the story, depicting their journey with my mother in different age-groups. And let us not forget that my mother also worked with Ananya Panday, Sara Ali Khan and Tara Sutaria in recent times," Sukaina told.
Speaking of the biopic and discussing the same with Remo, Sukaina said, "Naturally, he'll need my permission. It's my mother's biopic. At the moment he's unwell and getting back to fitness. I wish him a speedy recovery. Why I need to give my nod of consent to the film is also because I want to see my mother's life on celluloid covering every aspect of her. Like is she was on her way, we would get so particular in putting everything at home in the right place. Like if the food wasn't ready on time, she would get angry. And do you know how she looked after her two granddaughters when my elder sister died young at the age of 39? Nobody from their father's side came forward to take care of them. Today, those kids have once again lost someone who was as good as their mother; she wanted to see them get married but alas! We still feel that my mother has gone on a long outdoor shoot and would call from the airport that she's on her way back home. All that needs to come out on screen."
She added, "And yes, a few years back my mother had gone into a coma, she was admitted to Holy Family Hospital (Mumbai, Bandra). And do you know how quickly she was back on the sets when she lost her daughter and even her husband? She was the man in her house. She always maintained a tough exterior to give strength to her granddaughters, they lost their father two years after losing their mother. After that, I adopted them. And going back, she started off when she was very poor. Above all, the trauma she faced when Bollywood started feeling that she is not interested in choreographing anymore just because she has started a dance academy and is doing some TV shows. So yeah, I want all those personal elements of my mother also to be depicted. Remo shouldn't portray her just as Masterji."
(Source: Times Of India)