Shahrukh Khan has acted in more than 70 films and Sunny Deol has done nearly 80 films. Sunny made his debut in 1983 with BETAAB, and Shahrukh made his debut in 1992 with the hit film DEEWANA. DARR (’93) is the only film till date which Shahrukh and Sunny have done together. Allegedly, Sunny was asked whether he would like to play the role of Rahul Mehra or Sunil Malhotra, and he chose Sunil’s character.
The title - DARR , was already registered by Shyam Ramsay and Tulsi Ramsay, for a horror film they were planning to make. Yash Chopra requested them give him the title, and the Ramsay’s agreed. Yash Chopra’s sons Aditya Chopra and Uday Chopra got the idea of making this film, after they saw DEAD CALM (’89), starring Nicole Kidman, Sam Neill, and Billy Zane.