Tezaab filmmaker N. Chandra is angry over the reworked version of his film’s popular song ‘Ek do teen’. He said it’s crass and that there must be laws against such creative vandalism.
N. Chandra said it was veteran choreographer Saroj Khan – who had choreographed the original song – informed him of a new version, which has Jacqueline Fernandez stepping into Madhuri Dixit’s shoes. The track features in the upcoming film Baaghi 2, starring Tiger Shroff and Disha Patani.
Chandra said in a statement: “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. Madhuri danced with such grace and innocence.”
“Anyone can do anything to your creation just because there are no laws to protect our property. I remember some years ago, R.D. Burman’s ‘Dum maro dum’ had been similarly vandalised.” He was referring to Rohan Sippy’s film Dum Maro Dum in which Deepika Padukone had done an item number performing on the legendary Asha Bhosle number ‘Dum maro dum’ from the film Hare Rama Hare Krishna.
Chandra said Saroj Khan and he “are definitely taking action”. However, asked about her views on the song, Saroj has refused to comment on it.
Meanwhile, Salman Khan tweeted in support of Jacqueline Fernandez.
Loved d song, Jackie has done full justice 2 d legendary moves of Saroj khan difficult to match Madhuri. Nice 2 see Varun n Jackie to our songs makes us proud n keeps d songs alive n fans listening, dancing n having a blast. Makes me proud . Enjoy Karo !https://t.co/qQ6nfnSAD1
— Salman Khan (@BeingSalmanKhan) March 21, 2018