It is not new for Bollywood filmmakers and music composers to bring back old classics and recreate it for a new film. It is not new for fans to be divided over these reprised versions. Tamma Tamma, The Humma Song, Tu Cheez Badi Hai, Tan Tana Tan and many more – Bollywood films have seen an old song being brought back to life on the big screen the whole of 2017 and looks like the trend will continue in 2018. Jacqueline Fernandez will be seen gyrating to the cult classic Ek Do Teen from Madhuri Dixit’s Tezaab (1988) in Baaghi 2. Also Read - Krishna Bharadwaj Says he Wants to Spend The COVID-19 Lockdown With Alia Bhatt
Right now, the jury is divided. Even after the actress in the original song – Madhuri – and the choreographer back then – Saroj Khan – have given Jackie’s efforts thumbs up, fans are left unimpressed. But while the actress and the film’s makers attend to the backlash, here’s another video of Ek Do Teen that is going viral right now. This one, stars a very young Alia Bhatt performing at the Filmfare Awards stage. She had left us impressed then and looking at the video, you will be left spellbound again. Check out. ALSO READ: Saroj Khan On Jacqueline Fernandez’s Ek Do Teen: I Am Extremely Happy Also Read - Prabhas 21: Nag Ashwin's Film With Baahubali Star to Feature Alia Bhatt?
As far as the Ek Do Teen recreation starring Jacqueline goes, her Baaghi 2 director Ahmed Khan has taken a stand i her favour and said that he is not shaken or shocked with the whole controversy. “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.”
Well then, this team surely knows how to bask in the praise and remain unperturbed with the bashing and that, right there is their victory. Baaghi 2 releases in theatres on March 30, 2018.