“When I (Producer Ratan Jain) met and narrated the script (of Baazigar) to Shah Rukh, he sounded eager to do the role. But it is his confident answer that made me sign him. He told me that only he and no other actor could play the role. That answer impressed me. I was mesmerized by his confidence and ended up signing him within 30 minutes of meeting him. I told him then that you’ll be a star. He was very hard-working and talented. He had a different kind of fire in himself.” It is worth mentioning that many other actors like Salman, Anil Kapoor etc refused to do this ‘negative’ role in ‘Baazigar’.