Ek Do Teen lands Baaghi 2 team in trouble as Tezaab director N Chandra, choreographer Saroj Khan consider legal action

FP Staff

Mar,21 2018 17:09:53 IST

Mumbai: Tezaab filmmaker N Chandra is irate over the reworked version of his film's popular song 'Ek Do Teen'. He says it is crass and that there must be laws against such creative vandalism.

Chandra says it was the original song's choreographer Saroj Khan who informed him of a new version, which has Jacqueline Fernandez stepping into Madhuri Dixit's shoes. The track features in the upcoming Baaghi 2. Starring Tiger Shroff and Disha Patani, the film is a sequel to the 2016 film Baaghi.

Jacqueline Fernandez in Baaghi 2 song 'Ek Do Teen'. YouTube screengrab

Jacqueline Fernandez in Baaghi 2 song 'Ek Do Teen'. YouTube screengrab

Now that the new 'Ek Do Teen' is out, Chandra said, "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."

Chandra feels there need to be strict laws against such creative vandalism.

"Anyone can do anything to your creation just because there are no laws to protect our property. I remember some years ago, RD Burman's 'Dum Maro Dum' had been similarly vandalised."

He was referring to Rohan Sippy's 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, Khan is in no mood to share her views on the song. Asked about her views on the song, Saroj told IANS in a curt tone over the phone: "I am not commenting on it."

On reports that she and Chandra are planning to take legal action against it, she said: "No comments". She kept repeating it to avoid further queries.

Also read: Baaghi 2’s Ek Do Teen is latest in the long list of classic songs that Bollywood has ruined

During the shoot of the new version, it had emerged that Saroj, Ganesh Acharya and Ahmed Khan came together on the set of Baaghi 2.

Baaghi 2 is produced by Sajid Nadiadwala under the banner name Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment and presented by Fox Star Studios. It will release on 30 March.

(With inputs from IANS)

Updated Date: Mar 21, 2018 17:09 PM