Stars: Shah Rukh Khan, Rakhee Gulzar, Kajol
Plot: A vengeful young man marries the daughter of a corrupt industrialist in order to seek justice for his father's suicide.
An unofficial remake of Hollywood movie Kiss Before Dying (1991) The directors Abbas-Mustan would continue to remake other Hollywood movies such as Sleeping with the Enemy (Daraar), Disclosure(Aitraaz), Goodbye Lover (Race) without permission.
Anil Kapoor and 'Salman Khan' rejected the role because they did not want to play a negative character on screen
Shah Rukh Khan's first movie in a villainous role. He would continue to play a villainous role in Darr and Anjaam.
Kajol had lots of trouble with the "Mera Dil Tha Akela" part in the song, Baazigar O Baazigar, because she felt the emotions on the script were extremely exaggerated. Shah Rukh Khan then helped her by jokingly pinching her and she "learned" how to act the part properly.
after winning Filmfare best actor award for Baazigar 1993 Shahrukh Khan did not see director duo Abbas Mastan anywhere at the function nor at the awards party that night Shahrukh Khan reached Bhendi Bazaar a crowded place in Bombay where Abbas Mastan lived when Shahrukh Khan reached there he saw about 10 to 12 people sleeping in one room on seeing him everyone from the house got up Shahrukh Khan went to Abbas Mastan and touched their feet and said I have won the best actor award for Baazigar how can I go home without your blessings by the time Shahrukh Khan moved out it was early morning and month of Ramzan so he also had Sehri with them before he left.
Abbas Mastan wanted Sridevi in the dual role but then choose two new faces Kajol and Shilpa Shetty as audience would not accept a new actor Shahrukh Khan, killing a popular actress Sridevi.
Salman Khan was interested in the role but he was reluctant to play a full fledged negative character. Salman's father Salim Khan who is also a popular writer, suggested that they add a revenge motive to the film. But Abbas Mastan were not convinced with the change, hence Salman Khan finally opted out. But when the film got made with Shahrukh Khan the director's decided to add the revenge motive to make the character less villainous and more anti-hero.
Debut film of Shilpa Shetty.
The pairing of Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol proved to be very popular. They would star again in other blockbuster films like Karan Arjun, Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai and My Name is Khan.
Nadeem Shravan were signed for the film but had a major clash with the film's producers. Nadeem Shravan wanted Kajol out of the film because Kajol's mother Tanuja was rude to them when they went to sign Kajol for a different film. The producers refused to replace Kajol, so they left the film Nadeem Sharavan had composed the song "Baazigar O Baazigar" with the lyrics "Jaadugar O Jaadugar". When Anu Malik stepped in , he retained the tune and changed the lyrics.
After the success of Khiladi, actor Deepak Tijori had seen a movie - A Kiss Before Dying and gave its vhs cassette to director's Abbas Mastan. He wanted to do the lead role in this film.
Ayesha Jhulka was approached for Kajol's role, but she declined it.
Siddharth Ray, who played the police inspector and Karol's love interest in Baazigar, died in 2004 of a massive heart attack at the age of 40.
Shah Rukh Khan has a phobia for horses. He agreed to ride a horse in this movie, but subsequently added a clause in all future movie contracts that he would not be required to ride a horse.
The term Baazigar means Gambler.
The producer Ratan Jain planned to make a sequel but as of 2016 there have been no progress on it.