Saroj Khan, Anil Kapoor, Ahmed Khan come out in support of Baaghi 2's recreated version of 'Ek Do Teen'
Saroj Khan denied reports of her suing the makers of Baaghi 2 for recreating her iconic song 'Ek Do Teen' as she also feels it is a 'tribute' to the original
Days after reports of her reservations against the rehashed version of 'Ek Do Teen' from Ahmed Khan's action entertainer Baaghi 2 surfaced, choreographer Saroj Khan has now clarified that she appreciates the efforts to recreate her iconic song.
Mumbai Mirror quoted Saroj as saying, "“I’m extremely happy and proud of Ahmed and Ganesh (Acharya) for paying us a tribute through this song. They have all my blessings." Interestingly, while Ahmed assisted Saroj in choreographing the original song, featuring Madhuri Dixit, Acharya served as a background dancer in the same.
The new song, featuring Jacqueline Fernandez, received a lot of heat for being an underwhelming tribute to the legendary song. However, a host of celebrities including Salman Khan, Tiger Shroff, Disha Patani and Anil Kapoor came out in support of Fernandez.
What a momentous task it was to follow in @MadhuriDixit's footsteps, and @Asli_Jacqueline has done it exceptionally! It takes a lot of courage & conviction to attempt to recreate an iconic song that so many people have loved for so long! #EkDoTeenhttps://t.co/FSJHTDnwC7
— Anil Kapoor (@AnilKapoor) March 22, 2018
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.
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."
Baaghi 2 stars Tiger, Disha, Prateik Babbar, Manoj Bajpayee, Randeep Hooda and Deepak Dobriyal. It is produced by Sajid Nadiadwala's Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment and Fox Star Studio. It is slated to release this Good Friday on 30 March.
With inputs from IANS.
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