When Baazigar was released in 1993, no one had thought that it’d become a classic as it was released at a time when romantic and family dramas were soaring. But as fate had it, the film emerged victoriously and today it clocks 25 glorious years. The film starred Shah Rukh Khan, Shilpa Shetty, and Kajol in pivotal roles, it was helmed by director duo Abbas-Mustan.
During a recent interaction the director duo spoke on the film and revealed some interesting details. They revealed that the film actually had two climaxes shot, the duo commented: "Rakhee Ji said yes but wanted the ending to be changed as she felt audience should not be let down. A lot of distributors said the hero should not die in the end and instead the police should come and arrest him. So we had shot both the endings."
They further revealed why they chose the actor dying scene instead of the other one, they said: "We felt the ending where the police come and take SRK will not work as the emotional graph of the character would not be conveyed correctly."
Thue duo also expressed their gratitude for the audience who has made Baazigar a timeless classic, they said: "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"