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'Ek Do Teen' remake: Saroj Khan refuses to comment, Madhuri Dixit 'unavailable'


The original architects of the song, choreographer Khan and actress Dixit, don't seem to be in the mood to comment on the remake of the iconic number in Baaghi 2.

Mayur Lookhar

The makers of Baaghi 2 had built a great hype around the 'Ek Do Teen' song remake. Unfortunately, the song turned out to be a rather poor remake, so much so that it is perhaps embarrassing for the original architects – choreographer Saroj Khan, Madhuri Dixit — to comment on. The remake is sung by Shreya Ghoshal and choreographed by Ganesh Acharya, with Sandeep Shirodkar recreating the music.

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Further, the remake has a scantily dressed Jacqueline Fernandez doing some unbearable dance moves, and her expressions are nothing but a farce. It would be a sin to even compare it with the original.  

While the media and the public have their views, the best judge of the remake would be Saroj Khan and Dixit herself. Surprisingly, the duo have so far kept quiet. 

Despite repeated attempts, Saroj Khan refused to comment.  Her call was disconnected the moment we mentioned the remake. Subsequent text messages too didn’t elicit any response. 

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Dixit’s manager informed us that she is not available for a talk as she is travelling. 

Before the song was unveiled, Fernandez had met Dixit to seek her blessings. As per a source, “Madhur Dixit was shown the remake and while she wasn't critcial of the song in front of the Baaghi [2] team, but she expressed her displeasure to people close to her later.”

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Baaghi 2 director Ahmed Khan had told bollywoodhungama.com that he had met Saroj Khan before filming the song but he didn’t want her to choreograph the song. 

“I quickly paid Sarojji a visit. But we did not invite her to do the choreography for the new version of 'Ek Do Teen' for two reasons. One, because we wanted a new treatment to the song. And two, because Sarojji is now getting old and is also likely to run out of patience on the sets,” Khan told bollywoodhungama.com. 

The original song (from Tezaab - 1988) was composed by Laxmikant-Pyarelal, with Alka Yagnik shooting to fame with her rendition.