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'I thought I would retire after I choreograph Michael Jackson'

June 26, 2009 12:31 IST

As an era in pop music comes to an end with the sudden death of Michael Jackson. Choreographer-turned-director Farah Khan remembers the 'King of Pop' as her guru.

"I officially had no training in dance and whatever I learnt was from watching Michael Jackson by watching his videos, especially Thriller over and over again. I consider him as my guru," Farah said.

Jackson died Thursday in Los Angeles due to suspected cardiac arrest. He was 50.

Farah said that she heard the news today as she landed in Los Angeles to meet Shah Rukh Khan, who is shooting in LA for Karan Johar's My Name Is Khan.

"I have just landed here to meet Shah Rukh. I reached in the hotel and got to know about the sad news. It has not sunk in yet. It is still to sink in that he is no more," Farah said.

Farah remembers the Thriller hitmaker as 'one who revolutionised the way we look at dancing today' also recalled her encounter with the pop superstar in New York at a Bollywood awards night.

"I had a won an award at the ceremony and Michael Jackson was also getting an award for his humanitarian works. The organisers knew how crazy I was for him so they did take me to backstage to meet him. I have a picture with him which I will cherish all my life. I told him that I am choreographer and that is just because of him," Farah told CNN-IBN.

"I thought I would retire after I choreograph Michael Jackson," she added.

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