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Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 22 September 2018

'Tezaab' maker finds new 'Ek do teen' crass

The remake of 'Ek do Teen' has had over 20 million views on YouTube 

Jacqueline Fernandez performing 'Ek Do Teen' Screenshot from YouTube
Jacqueline Fernandez performing 'Ek Do Teen' Screenshot from YouTube

Tezaab filmmaker N. Chandra is irate over the reworked version of his film's popular song Ek do teen, which to date, has had over 20 million views on YouTube. He says it is crass and that there must be laws against such creative vandalism.

N. Chandra says the original song's choreographer Saroj Khan informed him about the new version, which has Jacqueline Fernandez stepping into Madhuri Dixit's shoes. The track features in the upcoming Baaghi 2.

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."

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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, R.D. 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".

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