The 62-year-old, who tickled the audience's funny bone in movies like "Hera Pheri", "Golmaal: Fun Unlimited" and "Bhagam Bhag", agreed to do breakdance on the director's behest.
"It was a comic scene and I wanted him to do something, which he has not done before. So when I asked Paresh bhai to do a breakdance, he started laughing, but agreed to do it. There were no rehearsals because he wanted to be spontaneous," Khan said in a statement.
"He emulated the moves I had conceived and tried his level best to be funny and get them correct. Eventually he got them right, but that was one of the most challenging scenes to shoot," he added.
"Himmatwala", a remake of Jeetendra and Sridevi-starrer 1983 movie, stars Ajay Devgn and Tamanna. It is slated to release March 29.