Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt are burning up the dance floor with Tamma tamma . But the song has a history. When it was first filmed on Sanjay Dutt and Madhuri Dixit in the 1990 film Thanedaar it was Saroj Khan who choreographed the snazzy Bappi Lahiri number.
Strangely everyone associated with the original number was called to either participate in the shooting or to watch the new Tamma tamma song and dance after it was shot.
Not Saroj Khan.
“Why should they call me? They don’t owe me anything,?” Ms Khan retorts coldly when asked why she wasn’t there to even watch the song while Madhuri Dixit who had danced to Saroj Khan’s choreography was called to view the new Tamma tamma performed by Alia Bhatt and Varun Dhawan.
“Maybe they felt since my assistant Madhuri Dixit was there they didn’t need me around,” Ms Khan drips sarcasm, and adds, “You have to ask them why I wasn’t invited. I don’t mind not being invited….The new version of any of my dance numbers have to be of some standard for them to invite me to watch it.”
When asked what he thought of the new Tamma tamma Saroj Khan becomes diplomatic. “I haven’t seen the whole song.I’ve just seen the trailer.And I can’t comment.”
Saroj Khan admits she isn’t doing much choreography these days. “I worked hard because I needed to look after my children. Now my children don’t want me to work. They want me to rest at home. I am happy doing that.”