Ek Do Teen controversy: Salman Khan throws weight behind Jacqueline Fernandez


A day after N Chandra and Saroj Khan slammed Jacqueline Fernandez’s version of Ek Do Teen song calling it “crass beyond imagination,” Salman Khan has come out in support for his Race 3 co-star.

Photo: Instagrammed by Jacqueline Fernandez

Taking to Twitter, Salman wrote, “Loved d song, Jackie has done full justice 2 d legendary moves of Saroj khan difficult to match Madhuri. Nice 2 see Varun n Jackie to our songs makes us proud n keeps d songs alive n fans listening, dancing n having a blast. Makes me proud . Enjoy Karo! (sic).”

Salman also tweeted the link to the video, which has already been viewed more than 22 million times since its release on 19 March. Chanra, who directed Tezaab, where the original song was filmed on Madhuri Dixit, was quoted by IANS as saying, “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. This number is like a sex act.”

Chandra had also shared how Saroj Khan, the original choreographer of the song, had expressed her anger at Jacqueline doing Madhuri’s moves.

The new Ek Do Teen song is part of Baaghi 2 with Shreya Ghoshal lending her voice to the song and Ganesh Acharya choreographing the dance. Baaghi 2 will hit in theatres on March 30.