With the age to retire from active choreography nearing, it is Saroj Khan’s unwillingness to retire from the industry altogether that has had her consider film direction. “I know that it is a matter of few years before I have to give up choreography. But I am not yet ready to give up the film industry . I have been a technical person throughout my career and the role of director suits me best,” admits the 62-year-old.
The veteran choreographer is making her film making debut with a thriller-drama. The script is being worked on by both scriptwriter Robin Bhatt and writer and comedian Kader Khan, who has been living in Canada for the past few years. The film, untitled as of now, will go on the floors in October. Though the cast is not finalised yet, the producers are in talks with Preity Zinta for the role, which will be central to the film. The movie will, however, have two lead male actors — one will be a newcomer; while the production team is in talks with an A-list actor for the other, which will be a special appearance.