Director: Yash Chopra
Stars: Sunny Deol, Juhi Chawla, Shah Rukh Khan
Plot: A young man is insanely obsessed over a college girl. This obsession causes the young man to take daring steps to prevent her from marrying her fiancÚ, a naval officer. When she finally does marry the naval officer, however, the young man's fury causes him to break all limits of decency.
Sunny Deol, who was a more popular star than Shah Rukh Khan in 1993, was given a choice by Yash Chopra of either the role of Sunil Malhotra or the role of Rahul Mehra. Deol chose to play Malhotra, believing it would improve his career, but instead the reverse occurred: Shah Rukh Khan's performance was more acclaimed than Deol's.
Director Yash Chopra initially wanted Ajay Devgn to play the role of Rahul, but Devgan was at that time shooting another movie in Ooty and never got back to him. Then Aamir Khan was offered the role, but turned it down because he was not happy the way Chopra had handled his character in Parampara (1992). Shah Rukh Khan finally accepted the role, and thus began a long association between Khan himself and Yash Raj Films.
The final star cast for the film was Sunny Deol, Divya Bharti and Aamir Khan. But Aamir was not happy with Divya in the film as he wanted Juhi Chawla. Yash finally gave in to Aamir Khan's demand and signed Juhi Chawla. This is when Yash Chopra and Aamir Khan had a problem. Aamir was not happy with Yash during the shooting of Parampara. This is when Aamir decided against doing Darr.
The idea for the film germinated when Hrithik Roshan and Uday Chopra, Yash Chopra's son, saw Dead Calm (1989). Infact, the title Darr was given by Hrithik himself.
Sunny Deol was furious about the script changes that increased Shah Rukh Khan's role at the cost of his own. He subsequently never worked with Shah Rukh Khan and Yash Chopra again.
At one point during filming Sunny Deol got so angry about a change in the scene that he furiously put his hands in his jean's pockets to control his anger. But he ended up tearing his pockets.
During "Tu Mere Saamne," Kiran wears an outfit similar to what Sridevi wore in Chandni (1989), in which Juhi Chawla had a cameo role.
Sanjay Dutt mentioned in a interview in 1995 that he was a part of Yash Chopra's Darr (1993), but Chopra had to choose another actor for the role of Rahul because of Dutt's jail sentence.
Rishi Kapoor was offered Sunny Deol's role at one point.
The title "Darr" was already reserved by the popular horror filmmakers Shyam Ramsay and Tulsi Ramsay for their upcoming horror movie, but Yash Chopra requested the use of title from them, and they agreed to let him use it.
Yash Chopra's first choice for Kiran was Raveena Tandon. He had previously enjoyed working with her in Parampara (1992). However, she turned down the part.
Shah Rukh Khan did not accept the role in the beginning for fear of being typecast as a villain.
The films original title was "Kiran".
The director, Yash Chopra considers Switzerland to be his favorite shooting location. The main characters spend time in Switzerland.
Reportedly Sunny Deol walked out of the movie premiere in anger when the audience booed his character and cheered Shah Rukh Khan during their climatic fight scene.
Shah Rukh Khan was cast after seeing his performance in the movie - King Uncle
One of the first scenes SRK shot in the movie was the Holi song. Yash Chopra was impressed by Shah Rukh Khan's performance and felt that he was able to do justice to his character.