Baaghi 2’s Ek Do Teen: Jacqueline Fernandez fails to recreate the magic of Madhuri Dixit

Jacqueline Fernandez stars in the remake of Madhuri Dixit’s hit 90s classic, Ek Do Teen in Baaghi 2. The makers were earlier teasing the fans with the poster and a teaser. Now, they have finally released the song. Those who have been a fan of the original Madhuri Dixit version, you are in for a disappointment. The song fails to revive the old charm. As it’s rightly said, some things are perfect when not touched and this implies on the new version.

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The recreated track has been sung by Shreya Ghoshal and composed by Sandeep Shirodkar whereas the original was penned by Javed Akhtar, sung by Alka Yagnik and composed by Laxmikant Pyarelal. If you have been the fan of the cult song, you wouldn’t be able to relate to this version as from singing to how the song is picturized, everything goes just pale. We wonder what is Prateik Babbar doing in the song? Talking about the signing bit, the modernized version fails to keep the originality of the song. Well, the choreography of the song does remind of Madhuri at some instances, but Jacqueline doesn’t fit in that space – the grace that the dancing diva had is missing in the new Ek Do Teen.

Director Ahmed Khan, in an earlier interview, revealed that when Jacqueline got to know that she is the one to recreate the cult number, she freaked out. “When she heard it was Ek Do Teen she freaked out. It is everybody’s favourite. When we think of an item song we think of Ek Do Teen… as the baap of all item songs. I quickly paid Sarojji 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, two, because Sarojji is now getting on and is also likely to run out of patience on the sets,” said Ahmed.

Talking about the choreography bit, he said, “It is an entirely new interpretation of the iconic song, not meant to challenge the original. Rather, ours is a homage to the original. We made sure that Jacqueline’s costume was a close replica of Madhuri’s costume from the original Ek Do Teen. We have incorporated Madhuri’s signature step – the palm and fingers perpendicular to the forehead accompanied by a trot backwards – into our version. But the rest of the steps are by Ganesh.”

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