25 Years Later Director Mustan Talks About How Baazigar Happened
In 1993, Shah Rukh Khan left everyone panicked once more along with his negative performance in Abbas-Mustan's Baazigar. The film also stars Kajol and Shilpa Shetty in the lead roles. SRK's quench to avenge the death of his father and sufferings of his mother made him do terrible things to people that destroyed his family. Baazigar was a whole package of drama, crime, thriller, romance and a few bits of comedy. The music of the film was additionally pretty much as good as the absorbing story.
While talking to the media, director Mustan got candid about making the film and concerning the lead stars SRK and Kajol. "People still like the film and it is a big compliment to the entire team. The important thing is the maker should be convinced with his own vision as that will reflect on screen. We had a hero playing a negative role. Though it led to the hit pairing of Shah Rukh and Kajol, it was not a romantic film. But it all worked well," said the director.
When asked how Baazigar's story is compared to 1991 Hollywood film A Kiss Before Dying, the director cleared, "Our film is totally different from this Hollywood movie. Only one shot where a man throws a girl off the terrace, we just had that scene where Shah Rukh's character throws Shilpa off the terrace to her death. That film has no track of mother-son. it's there in our film."
Talking about Shah Rukh Khan's performance, he said, "He used to shoot one scene in four-five different ways. He contains a large vary as an actor. We have told him that he should to keep the photograph in his pocket. Shah Rukh instead thought of tearing the photo and swing it in his mouth. There have been so many things that he did spontaneously"
Initially, the makers were planning to take Juhi Chawla to play Kajol's character. However, they wanted a fresh pairing. Why did they think Kajol would be apt? Mustan reveals, "When we went to Kajol, she was so lively and jovial, we felt she might not be able to understand the script and her role. She showed her maturity during the shoot and remained focused. Shilpa too worked very hard."
Well, we can't believe the film was released 25 years ago and that makes us feel old! Do you like this SRK-Kajol-Shilpa starrer? Let us know in the comments section below.
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