1. Ek do teen (Tezaab): This will remain Madhuri’s faded song. A very banal tune, so banal that director N Chandra didn’t even want it in the film, carried by the exceptional choreography of Saroj Khan and the dazzling dance of Madhuri. The crochet step remains the most vital and transformative dance piece in Indian cinema. Anil Kapoor became so insecure about the final product that he demanded his own male version of Ek do teenwhich was shot as a tapori number in the streets. But it was Madhuri who waltzed to eternal glory with the numbers game. . Shot with 1,000 junior artists shouting “Mohini Mohini” (Madhuri’s name in the film), Javed Akhtar’s dummy words (used as a makeshift filming method until the final lyrics were completed) become the darling song generations to come.
2. Maar dala (Devdas): Choreographer Saroj Khan and Madhuri Dixit were masters of cine-dance. Their collaboration has always meant something special. Madhuri felt that Saroj Khan knew exactly how to bring out the best in herself. For maar dala Saroj Khan landed on the set straight from the airport after a 22-hour flight from Canada. Incidentally, the song was originally recorded in the voice of Asha Bhosle. It was re-recorded with Kavita Krishnamurthy’s vocals a few days before filming.