Jacqueline Fernandez: I am not trying to match up to Madhuri Dixit in the iconic dance number
Jacqueline Fernandez, who recently shot for the recreated version of Ek Do Teen from Tezaab (1988), says that she is "not trying to match up to Madhuri Dixit in the iconic dance number."
Ahmed Khan's Baaghi 2, starring Tiger Shroff and Disha Patani, has Fernandez sway to the beats of the hit track. The actor said the new version of the song was her tribute to the dancing diva. "We are not trying to match up to what choreographer Sarojji [Khan] did. We are here as fans of their work. This is our way of saying thanks to an amazing song that they gave us."
The actor added that performing on the song for her is a dream comes true.
"I feel blessed that I have been given this opportunity. I know I will never be able to match up to Madhuri Dixit. That's not something that I'm even going to attempt. You cannot replicate her. There is only one Madhuri Dixit."
To prepare for the song, the actor, 32, said she watched several videos of Dixit for a month to observe her dancing skills and expressions.
"I have always been her fan, but when I dived deep into the work that she's done, my respect for her grew even more," she added.