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(1993)

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'Akshay Kumar' was initially offered the role of Baazigar, but turned it down due to its negativity. 'Arbaaz Khan' turned it down for the same reason and then went on to do a full fledged negative role in Abbas-Mastan's Daraar (1996). Anil Kapoor and 'Salman Khan' rejected it for the same reason.
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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.
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Shah Rukh Khan's first movie in a villainous role.
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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.
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The film established careers of Shahrukh Khan, Kajol and Shilpa Shetty.
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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 who plays villain killing a well established actress Sridevi.
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For the performance in Baazigar ,Sharukh khan got his first filmfare award for best actor category .
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While Shahrukh Khan was in London for the films premiere he got a call from Yash Johar saying that the film is big hit in India.
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Ajay Devgn was offered the lead role but he refused, thinking the directors would approach him again with a higher price. However this did not occur and Shahrukh Khan was signed.
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Dr.Albans hit song " ITS MY LIFE" is played in a party scene. The song was later used for Akshay's entry scene in Suhaag .
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Baazigar had a close to Diwali release and was a blockbuster.
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At the 1994 the film received four Filmfare awards - Best actor Shahrukh Khan, Best male playback singer Kumar Sanu (Yeh Kaali Kaali Aankhen),Best Music Anu Malik and Best Screenplay Robin Bhatt, Aakash Khurana and Javed Siddiqui.
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The producers had wanted Kumar Sanu to record again the song yeh kali kali ankhen.... as they were not satisfied. They were after Kumar Sanu for many days but Kumar Sanu thought he had rendered in best and if he records again the song wont be good. After sometime the producers had to release as it is and as Kumar Sanu thought, it was a good song and it also got Kumar Sanu an award.
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Siddharth Ray, who played the police inspector Karan in the film, died in 2004 of a massive heart attack at the age of 40. He left behind two kids. He was the grandson of legendary film maker V. Shantaram.
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Salman Khan declined the role as he felt that it was too early for him to play a negative character.
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Akruti Nagpal turned down the role of in the film in order to avoid stereotyping.
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Abbas Mastan's second big hit after Khiladi 1992.
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Posters of films "Almost Famous" (2000) and "Baywatch" (2017) feature Kate Hudson and Priyanka Chopra, respectively, wearing sunglasses that reflect other cast members, similar to the sunglasses Shah Rukh Khan wears in this film's poster.
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Sridevi was to have a double role as Seema and Priya. The directors felt that the audience wouldn't feel for Shahrukh's character if "he killed Sridevi." Therefore, Kajol and Shilpa Shetty Kundra were brought.
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Salman Khan declined the role as he felt that it was to early for him to play a negative character. Salman Khan's father Salim Khan asked the director duo to add the mother's track to the film but Abbas Mastan wasn't convinced with it hence Salman Khan finally opted out, but when the film got made with Shahrukh Khan the directors decided to add the mother's track.
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The tune of the whistle in the intro of the song " E Mere Humsafar" was later reused for the song "Ishq Hua" from the movie Ishq.
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"Matangi Mixtape" by M.I.A. sampled "Yeh Kaali Kaali Aankhen".
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"Yeh Kaali Kaali Aankhen" had a cover version in the album Bom Bass. This was the first cover version done for this song. The remix was done by Amit and San J of the X Zecutive. This was in 1995.
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Anu Malik sang a English version of "Yeh Kaali Kaali Aankhen" called " You Look To Me A Virgin.".
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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 of a prior problem. Nadeem reasoned that Tanuja was rude to them when they went to sign Kajol for a film. The producers told Nadeem Shravan he would not 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.
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Ayesha Jhulka was approached for Kajol's role, but she declined it.
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Breakthrough movie for Shah Rukh Khan as it heralded him into stardom.
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Baazigar was a commercial success and it went on to become the fourth highest grossing Hindi film of 1993.
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Kajol (18) and Shilpa Shetty (17) were both teenagers when the film was shot and released.
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The music composer of the film, Anu Malik, makes an appearance in a song in the film.
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After the success of Khiladi, actor Deepak Tijori had seen a english movie on his video and gave its vhs cassette to Abbas Mastan and Deepak Tijori had wanted to do the lead role in this film. But it dint happen like that.
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Shah Rukh Khan's contact lense scene was inspired from Amitabh's contact lense scene in Satta Pe Satta.
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Farheen turned down Kajol's role as she was shooting for a film with Kamal Haasan down south.
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Debut film of Shilpa Shetty.
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The first film of SRK and Kajol together.
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Rakee's track was introduced later into the film it wasn't part of the script when it was narrated to Salman Khan.
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Anil Kapoor was offered the film but did not feel comfortable playing a negative role .
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Shahrukh Khan's favorite song "Saamajh Kar Chaand" was edited out of the film. Shah Rukh shot the song but the directors felt the film was getting to long . They thought of editing out Siddharth's party song, but Shah Rukh felt the song was very important.
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Bazigar O Bazigar was remixed in Bollywood Breaks Vol. 1 as Baazighar (Lovers Magic) by Sunny, Kumar Sanu, Alka Yagnik Featuring - Tara.
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The song E Mere Humsafar was sampled from "AAJA RE AA ZARA" from LOVE IN TOKYO and "Khoobsurat Haseena" from Mr X in Bombay.
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Shahrukh, Kajol, Rakhee and Johnny Lever would collaborate for "Karan Arjun" (1995).
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Kajol, Johnny Lever, Dalip Tahil and Ananth Narayan Mahadevan would again collaborate in "Ishq" (1997).
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This film was released just 42 days before "Darr", another film in which Shahrukh played a villainous role and turned out to be a critical and commercial success.
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"Yeh Kaali Kaali Ankhen" from Baazigar sampled "The Man who plays the Mandolino" by Dean Martin. The Dean Martin song was earlier sampled for the song Lehron Pe Lehar from the film Chhabili (1961). The song "Because of You" by The Cover Girls was also a source of inspiration.
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The opening lines of "Baazigar O Baazigar" was sampled from the first few lines of Kaun Hain Jo Sapno Mein from Jhuk Gaya Aasman. That song was inspired by Elvis Presley song Margaritta.
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Shah Rukh Khan sings to Kajol, "Yeh Kaali Kaali Aankhen, Yeh Gore Gore Gaal" (These black eyes, these white cheeks). This would be incorrect since Kajol has green eyes, not black and that she is of a dark complexion and so her cheeks are not white.
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first film of Rakhee and Shahrukh Khan together.
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Debut Hindi film of Resham Tipnis.
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Juhi Chawla was offered Shilpa Shetty's role but she found the role too small.
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Towards the climax dalip tahil's voice was dubbed by dubbing artist for some scenes.
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starting part of music in "Kitaben bahut si" from "Baazigar" finally was converted into a full song in "Haathkadi" as "LML ".
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Fiza - Tu Fiza Hai antras were made into "Sun-e-Mere Dil" from Paap (2003). Also the tune for Tu Fiza Hai has been in countless Anu Malik songs in the 80s, and some in early 90s, notably "Kitabein Bahut Si" from Baazigar (1993) and "Aap Ka Chehra" from Talhalka.
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Aarti (Akruti) Nagpal was offered Shilpa Shetty's role But opted out due to with Hari Singh former secretary of Sridevi.Due to problems between them in the past.When she was offered this film Hari Singh was working for Venus launching films music under their label.
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The film had a theatrical release in Canada.
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Sridevi was to do duel heroine roles but after many thoughts Abbas Mastan offered this duel roles to Manisha Koirala,she declined then it became two heroines film with Kajol & Shilpa Shetty
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Spoilers 

The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

The film shocked its Indian audience with an unexpected violation of the standard Bollwyood formula: The 'hero' murders the innocent 'heroine' out of the blue which stirred up quite a controversy, but caused also big revenues at the box office.
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Inspired from Hollywood movie "Kiss Before Dying". 1991.
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What Dalip Tahil's character does to Ananth Narayan Mahadevan's character in this film, is the same that Amrish Puri's character did to Dalip Tahil's in "Ram Lakhan" (1988). Both the times Rakhee played the wife, whose son/s would take revenge.
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