Utpal Dutt passed away before completion of the film. His voice was dubbed by Johnny Lever in the film.
Based on Gulzar's own Short Story Chaabiyaan, which was later re published as Seema.
Smita Patil claimed that she was narrated the film and she agreed verbally. When Shabana Azmi found out,she convinced Gulzar to drop Smita and sign her instead.
The producer owed money in the income tax and filed bankruptcy. He stated if he ever released the film, he would get arrested for government fraud. So the film remained unreleased due to financial issues.
The film was shown at film festivals but never released. The censor board at one point did not want the film to be released due to its adultery theme.
Only movie where Shabana co-starred with Raj Babbar. WHen he was involved with Smita Patil Raj Babbar had categorically refused to act with Shabana and she had even had a showdown with him during the making of Samay ki dhara. Babbar signed this movie only after Smita's death. Ironically it was never released.