In her long and illustrious career, this must be the first occasion when choreographer Saroj Khan’s work has been scrapped.
Filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj chose to choreograph the entire song Oye Boy Charlie again after he felt that the moves given by Khan didn’t go well with the mood of the song. The song features Imran Khan, Anushka Sharma, Pankaj Kapoor and Aarya Babbar. After Khan completed the choreography, Bhardwaj realised it was not what he wanted.
“Vishal has the greatest regard for Saroj ji. Who doesn’t? To have her choreograph the Charlie song was a dream come true for Vishal. And to her credit she did a brilliant job of it. But finally what she did with the song was not what Vishal wanted,” said a source.
“The director had envisaged an air of unrehearsed spontaneity in the movements. The characters in the Charlie song shouldn’t look like they knew their dance steps from before. To get that spirit of on-the-spot improvisation into the choreography, Vishal had to reluctantly re-do the entire choreography of the song,” the source added.
However, Imran and Anushka, readily accommodated the second round of choreography for the song.