Saroj Khan, the three times National Film Awardee veteran choreographer died of a cardiac arrest in Mumbai hospital on Friday. She had choreographed some of the most iconic songs in Bollywood. Imagining Sridevi’s Hawa Hawai, Kaate Nahi Kat Te and Madhuri Dixit’s Dola Re, Maar Daala, Dhak Dhank Karne Laga and Ek Do Teen songs without Saroj Khan’s choreography is next to impossible. Saroj Khan was an expert of perfect dance moves and had a great impact of her choreography skills in Bollywood. Her choreographed songs’ signature steps still dominate us and will continue doing so for ages. She had won the American Choreography Award twice for her work in “Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam” and “Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India”.
Khan had been named as the brand ambassador for Cine Dance Association (CDA). She herself had begun her career as a group dancer and wanted CDA to become one of the biggest associations of the film industry. Right from the age of 10 till her last work she had religiously done her work. She had also announced that the association will give free education to dancers’ girl children. Bollywood has been deeply grieved by the sudden demise of the ‘dancing diva’ .
Saroj Khan and other Bollywood celebrities have carried out their responsibility towards the society through their works.
Priyanka Chopra has been a part of various charities and campaigns. She was appointed as Global Goodwill Ambassador in 2016. Her visit to Syria, to meet and interact with refugee children is laudable enough. She has even articulated the words in a PETA’s dog video. The actress has been honoured with Mother Teresa Memorial award for social justice too.
Deepika Padukone’s “Live Love Laugh Foundation” spreads awareness about the Mental health. Deepika’s revelation of her personal encounter with depression and how she dealt with it helps in changing the preconceived notion about Mental health.
Dia Mirza has been appointed UN Environment Goodwill Ambassador for India because of her contribution to environmental conservation. She has also adopted two cheetah cub at the Prince of Wales zoological park in Lucknow.
Alia Bhatt’s ecological initiative, CoExist aims at changing attitudes and creating a better and safer environment for stray dogs and cats. She had launched CoExist by releasing a green sea turtle into the sea.
Vidya Balan has campaigned for World Wildlife Fund’s Earth Hour campaign and Child in Need Institute.
Anushka Sharma, named as the Person of the Year by PETA 2017, has taken serious efforts to help injured and stray animals. She has also been vocal for LGBT rights and LGBT communities. Her sense of equality and love is praiseworthy.
Katrina Kaif’s make-up brand Kay Beauty has partnered with De’Haat to support daily-wage earners in the rural areas of Maharashtra.
Shabana Azmi’s works for the NGO Mijwan has helped to empower many rural lives in Uttar Pradesh.
Preity Zinta was appointed the brand ambassador of the Loomba Trust which works for the welfare of widows and their children. She had joined the Joint United Nation Programme on HIV,AIDS as their Goodwill Ambassador in India.
Kareen Kapoor Khan had adopted the village of Chanderi in Madhya Pradesh to provide the village with a regular supply of electricity. She was the ambassador of Shakti Campaign.
Aishwarya Rai Bacchan has donated her eyes to the Eye Bank Association of India.
Genelia D’Souza along with her husband Ritesh Deshmukh pledged to donate their organs.
The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.Mahatma Gandhi
In Gandhiji’s land these great ladies have extended their help in some form of there.