26 Years Of Baazigar (12/11/1993)
Baazigar is a 1993 crime thriller film directed by Abbas–Mustan starring Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol in the lead roles. It is a contemporary thriller about a young man who stops at nothing to get what he wants. This was Shah Rukh Khan’s breakthrough role as the sole lead and Kajol’s first commercial success. Actress Shilpa Shetty was supposed to debut with Gaata Rahe Mera Dil, but it remained unreleased, and this became her debut film. Baazigar was the first film in which Shah Rukh Khan played the role of an anti-hero and the first which earned Khan a Filmfare Award for Best Actor. Initially, this movie was offered to Armaan Kohli and Salman Khan to play the lead role, but they all rejected it as the role had negative shades.
Baazigar was a major commercial success upon release and the first film of the famous Shahrukh Khan-Kajol pair. The film brought actors Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol, and Shilpa Shetty, and composer Anu Malik, to the limelight. The movie is loosely based on the 1991 movie A Kiss Before Dying, which itself was based on a novel of the same name. It was remade in Telugu as Vetagadu with Rajasekhar, and in Kannada as Nagarahavu with Upendra.