Did you know? Anil Kapoor’s version of Ek Do Teen from Tezaab was shot at Shah Rukh Khan’s Mannat | Hindi Movie News – Times of India

One of Madhuri Dixit‘s most iconic songs Ek Do Teen from Tezaab also had a male version featuring Anil Kapoor. This song has an interesting bit of history and it was conceptualised only after Madhuri’s dance number became such a National rage back in 1988. Film critic and expert Dilip Thakur reveals to ETimes the story behind this unique song and how it was shot at the Mannat Bungalow in Bandra, long before it became Shah Rukh Khan‘s abode.
Thakur takes us back to the first day of Tezaab’s shoot as he says, “The film’s mahurat took place at the Natraj Studio in Mumbai. Amitabh Bachchan gave the mahurat clap and Jeetendra pressed the camera button to record. The rowdy scene featuring Anil Kapoor and Madhuri Dixit was filmed. Madhuri was a nobody when that mahurat happened. After that, Madhuri had subsequent mahurat shots for iconic movies like Tridev and Ram Lakhan.”

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The film’s director N Chandra initially planned to cast his then favourite actor Nana Patekar in Tezaab. But the association didn’t come to fruition. Thakur reveals, “Nana Patekar was there in N Chandra’s previous hits Ankush and Pratighaat. He repeated him in Tezaab. Patekar’s name was there on the invitation of the mahurat ceremony, too. Later, Patekar was replaced by Suresh Oberoi.”

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Thakur further adds, “The rumours behind Patekar not doing Tezaab was that he wanted his fees to be increased after Ankush and Pratikaar. But he worked with N Chandra in Wajood after a few years.”
Madhuri Dixit’s iconic Ek Do Teen song was shot at Mehboob Studio. Thakur says, “Madhuri Dixit sweated it out under the guidance of choreographer Saroj Khan. N Chandra included the general public along with junior artistes because he wanted a natural feel of people grooving to the song. The film was shot on extra shifts because they had to vacate the studio in a couple of days. After this song, Madhuri Dixit and Saroj Khan became a formidable duo.”

Tezaab was released on Diwali and Madhuri Dixit became a star. Thakur recalls, “A new song was added after the film was released. It was a new trend that had started back then. It was Anil Kapoor’s version of Ek Do Teen.”
There’s an interesting story around the location of the male version of Ek Do Teen. Thakur says, “The Ek Do Teen song’s male version was sung by Amit Kumar and it was picturized on Anil Kapoor. The song was filmed at Mannat Bungalow. Although, in the film, it was shown as Anupam Kher’s house, the exteriors were shot at Mannat. Back in time, a lot of film shoots used to happen at Mannat Bungalow. The male version of Ek Do Teen was not part of the film. Anil Kapoor demanded it to be made after the original song featuring Madhuri became a hit. It was immediately recorded, shot and added to the film.”

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