- N Chandra and Saroj Khan plan to take action against Baaghi 2 makers
- Saroj Khan choreographed Madhuri Dixit in the original song
- Baaghi 2 director said that the new version is "homage to the original"
Ek Do Teen 2.0 released on Monday and the Internet was also not really happy about the new version. Speaking to news agency IANS, Mr 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."
Meanwhile, Saroj Khan refused to comment on the song and the controversy surrounding it, reports IANS.
Here's what Twitter said about Jacqueline's version of the song:
The reason why original #EkDoTeen is such an iconic song is because the woman is seen being more than an object of desire. Madhuri dances beautifully in a quirky and fun way not trying to please anyone. The newer version does the exact opposite- lost soul (@theClaiire) March 19, 2018
In a separate interview, Baaghi 2 director Ahmed Khan said that once they decided to redo Ek Do Teen he had rushed to seek Saroj Khan's "blessings" but did not invite her to redo the choreography. He told Bollywood Hungama: "I quickly paid Saroj ji 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 Saroj ji is now getting old and is also likely to run out of patience on the sets."
Jacqueline's version of Ek Do Teen has been choreographed by Ganesh Acharya, who was one of the background dancers in the original song. "We have incorporated Madhuri's signature step into our version but the rest of the steps are by Ganesh," Ahmed Khan said, adding that Ek Do Teen redux is "homage to the original."
(With inputs from IANS)