Saroj Khan, while making her millions of fans dance across the world through her now famous show ‘Nachle Ve with Saroj Khan‘ on NDTV Imagine, tells interesting tales about the stars (yet another reason to watch her show).
Saroj Khan recounted how Aishwarya Rai, while shooting for the Filmfare Best Choreography Award winning song ‘Barso re megha‘ from Guru (2007), had met with an accident. While filming a scene, Ash was supposed to cycle her way through a bridge, during heavy rains and wind storms, and a gushing stream beneath. Her skirt got entangled in the rear wheel, and she fortunately fell on the bridge, otherwise she could just have been washed away! Aishwarya had suffered bruises on her hand, and Saroj Khan recounted how she gave a perfect shot after getting first-aid, while also mentioning that, had there been any other actress, she would have announced pack-up, but not Ash!
The scene where Aishwarya is seen diving into the pond, was completed only when Saroj Khan made her swim the entire length of the pond. Saroj Khan also praised her for dancing atop a large rock, amidst the thunderstorm. She told that Mani Ratnam got apprehensive about shooting that particular scene as the height was way too much risky, made far more dangerous with the blowing wind and heavy rain. But when Aishwarya learnt that her director was forcibly keeping himself from a beautiful sequence, she stubbornly climbed atop with the help of a crane and gave a beautiful shot yet again, while the whole crew was biting nails with tension, almost waiting for her to slip and fall off! Aishwarya Rai has been Saroj Khan‘s favourite dancer, since working with her in Sanjay Leela Bhansali‘s Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam (1999).