The late ’80s and early ’90s were defined by iconic creations from Bollywood. One of the memorable moments from the era is Madhuri Dixit dancing to “Ek do teen.” Catchy tune mixed with graceful dancing instantly made it a chart topper and the magic still prevails.
The song was released in 1988, almost three decades earlier. Since then, no one came close to recreate this song which gained a cult status. In a recent attempt, it was recreated for the film “Baaghi 2”. This song, that features Jacqueline Fernandez, attracted negative feedback from fans. Here are some of the comments:
— Krutika💥 (@AsIiKruti) March 19, 2018
— Shah Rukh Khan (@DynamicSRK) March 16, 2018
I don’t know about Madhuri but I felt like dying after seeing #EkDoTeen by Jacqueline. So so ruined the charm 😭
— Qween of WinterHell (@QweenOfHells) March 19, 2018
— hersh magotra (@hershyy) March 19, 2018
— pramod bagade (@pramodbagade1) March 16, 2018
— ˢᴬᴺᴶᵁ|Translation Boy😍🍵|ᴮᴿᴬᴴᴹÁˢᵀᴿᴬ (@SanbirKapoor) March 19, 2018
Had to watch the original #EkDoTeen three times just to unsee the new crappy one.
— Hitesh Acharya (@acharyahitesh) March 19, 2018
However, it’s not only the fans who were left upset. Director N. Chandra, whose movie “Tezaab” featured the original song was shocked to see the remake. He was informed about it by celebrated choreographer Saroj Khan who orchestrated the dance moves in the original one. He said:
“I met Sarojji at Sridevi’s prayer meeting. It was there that Sarojji marched up to me to tell me about it. Can you imagine how much it had upset her that she needed to vent at such a solemn occasion? Anyway, she came to me and said, ‘Have you seen what they’re doing to our Ek do teen number?’ I had no clue. Sarojji told me that the makers of Baaghi 2 were doing a new version of Ek do teen. She said she will take legal action against it.”
“I can’t believe they’ve done this to Ek Do Teen. It’s crass beyond imagination. And Jacqueline Fernandez doing Madhuri Dixit’s number? Give me a break! It’s like turning the Central Park into a botanical garden… Saroj ji and I are definitely taking action.”
Chandra along with Saroj Khan is thinking of taking legal action against the remake. He said:
“Sarojji and I are definitely taking action. Amitji has rightly spoken about archaic copyright laws which allow such liberties to be taken. Can you imagine, Mr. Bachchan would have no rights over his father’s writings! What kind of laws allows people to do such things? We must be allowed to exercise some control over what we create.”
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