When Jacqueline Fernandez stepped into the shoes of Madhuri Dixit Nene for Baaghi 2’s Ek Do Teen, there was complete buzz everywhere. Fans were left disappointed with the recreated version of the iconic song. Actor Salman Khan supported Jacqueline and said that she has done full justice to Madhuri Dixit’s iconic song. Now, Saroj Khan who choreographed the original version has showered her blessings on the team and also appreciated their efforts for the special number that features Jacqueline Fernandez.
Source close to the dance master told Mumbai Mirror that the veteran choreographer liked the recreated version of the song and was all praises for director Ahmed Khan and choreographer Ganesh Acharya.
"I'm extremely happy and proud of Ahmed and Ganesh for paying us a tribute through this song. They have all my blessings," Saroj Khan said, reported the daily.
Meanwhile, Baaghi 2 director Ahmed Khan says the team was ready for criticism from the word go when they decided to recreate the chartbuster "Ek do teen" for their film.
Given that Ahmed is a choreographer himself, asked if he is creatively satisfied with the video, he told IANS: "Firstly, I did not choreograph the song. It has been done by the great dancer-choreographer Ganesh Acharya. I did not interfere with his work. "Having said that, from the moment we zeroed down on the song ‘Ek Do Teen', we were ready for the criticism.
"I did not attend any rehearsal of the song, I did not show my power of being the director when the song was choreographed. I know you would be thinking that as a director I green-lit the final take. But we must not forget that it is an experiment... All feedback of such work cannot be positive. We are here to take the praise and bashing."
Ek Do Teen became a rage when it first featured in the 1988 film "Teezab", directed by N Chandra. The song was then choreographed by Saroj Khan.