Veteran dance choreographer Saroj Khan was rushed to hospital in Mumbai on Saturday after she complained of breathing issues. According to news agency PTI, the 71-year-old choreographer was taken to Guru Nanak Hospital in Bandra. As per a source close to Saroj Khan’s family, the COVID-19 test was done which turned out to be negative. The source told PTI that Saroj Khan will be discharged soon. “She is fine now and recovering. She had breathing issues and was taken to hospital for that. Her COVID-19 test was done which turned out negative. She doesn’t have any symptoms. She is likely to be discharged in a day or two,” the source told PTI.

Filmmaker Kunal Kohli also took to Twitter to share health updates. After speaking to Saroj Khan’s son Raju Khan, the director wrote, “Spoke to #RajuKhan just now. Son of #SarojKhan, he said Masterji is doing better & is recuperating. She was taken to the hospital as she felt breathless. No COVID. She’s better now. He thanks everyone for their prayers & wishes. We hope & pray our beloved Masterji is home soon”.

Saroj Khan began her career with 1974 film Geeta Mera Naam. She shot to fame after she choreographed Sridevi starrer song, Hawa Hawai in the 1987 film Mr India.

She has won three National Awards for Best Choreography for her work in Devdas, Tamil film Sringaram and Jab We Met.