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Sonil Dedhia (MID-DAY; June 30, 2017)
Jacqueline Fernandez has dived headlong into her next, Judwaa 2, which also stars Varun Dhawan and Taapsee Pannu. Two hit songs from Salman Khan’s 1997 original, Judwaa, Tan Tana Tan and Oonchi Hai Building, are being recreated.
Jacky tells mid-day she rehearsed for 70 hours a week to get the steps right. A gruelling schedule has been chalked out for the actress, who tells midday, “When you work on the remake of such an iconic film, getting tired is not an option. I think the rehearsals helped us get into the groove. I am sure the hard work will pay off.” Recreating the peppy tracks may certainly be enjoyable, but given that the originals became so popular, this feat also comes with responsibility.
Sources say the actress is putting in extra hours at a city studio, even working before and after the day’s schedule, to get her moves right. “We are nervous, yet excited, as we want to do justice to the tracks. Varun is a far better dancer, but we get things right together.”
Choreographer Ganesh Acharya, who had worked on the original film, has been roped in for the remake. “It’s amazing that the man who choreographed the songs several years ago, is calling the shots even today. We wanted to maintain the authenticity, yet add new steps to the tracks."