Ek, Do, Teen... All That You Didn't Know About This Madhuri Number

With Jacqueline Fernandez's reprisal (Baaghi 2) of Madhuri Dixit's Ek Do Teen number (Tezaab) having hit theatres yesterday, the time is right to go down memory lane...

Ek, Do, Teen of N Chandra's Tezaab (1988) is the most popular song of Madhuri Dixit’s dance numbers which highlighted her dancing skills and landed her dozens of dance numbers, right from Humko Aaj Kal Hai Intezaar in Sailaab to Tamma Tamma in Thanedaar to Chane Ke Khet Mein in Anjaam to Maar Daala in Devdas to the recent Ghagra in Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani.

But nothing could beat Ek, Do, Teen. The song went on to change the fortunes of Madhuri Dixit--- from the girl next door of  Abodh she became the most charming dancer of the 90s.

The Ek, Do, Teen number has some interesting anecdotes and stories behind its making:

1. Choreographer Saroj Khan won her first Filmfare Award  as a choreographer  (the category was created that year, making her  the first winner) and Alka Yagnik got her first Filmfare as playback singer.

2. Madhuri rehearsed for the song for 16 days. 

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Madhuri Dixit In Ek Do Teen

3. Madhuri was in the US for a holiday when Chandra released Tezaab. When she returned to Mumbai, there was a large crowd waiting for her at the airport, calling out 'Mohini, Mohini.

4. When Anil Kapoor saw the rushes, he got so excited that he insisted that there should be a male version of the song too. That number was picturized outside Mohini’s bungalow in the movie- which is today the iconic Jannat of Shah Rukh Khan. The male version, sung by Amit Kumar, was added only after the film had released but that too went on to become a sort of rage.



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