Vinod Khanna was very close to director Raj Khosla. He kept insisting Khosla sign him for the film. Khosla told Vinod that the lead cast was already signed. He could not replace Rajesh or Shashi. The small role of the Pathan truck driver had been given to Feroz Khan. Vinod then got Feroz to give up the role so he could do the film.