Abbas-Mustan’s ‘Baazigar’ (1993) has been a trendsetting film in Bollywood, creating a memorable point in Shah Rukh Khan’s career. Realizing the iconic status of Khan’s role, the director duo is not keen on remaking the film with newer actors as they feel no one can portray the character as well as Khan.
In a conversation with IANS, Abbas Burmawalla said, “Nobody would easily agree to play the character that Shah Rukh essayed in ‘Baazigar’. I doubt whether youngsters of today would say yes to such a role.”, adding that, “I don’t know if anybody else will be able to justify the role if a remake is ever made. Even if the role is modified a bit, we don’t think anybody else will be able to pull it off in the way he did.”
While a remake is out of the question, the duo is open to making a sequel to ‘Baazigar’, he shared. “If we get a good script, which is worthy of a sequel, we will definitely give it a thought.”
Abbas-Mustan are also hoping to collaborate with Khan again, “We are looking for the right script that will excite him. We are extremely eager to work with him on another film,” Burmawalla said, “He is extremely popular even today. From the time when we worked with him in ‘Baazigar’, his passion and dedication towards his work has remained the same. The only thing he thinks about is films. It’s rare to find this level of dedication these days.”
Khan is currently filming his special appearance in Ayan Mukerji’s ‘Brahmastra’.