Regarding Suraksha, Tej Sapru stated "Raveekant Nagaich was looking for an actor to star alongside Mithun Chakraborty and Ranjeeta in his film Surakksha (1979). That's how I landed the role of Jackie in the film.It was very big hit. But unfortunately, my father couldn't see the film because six to eight months he was not keeping well when Surakksha released, he kept saying 'Main bas theek ho jao' [once I am well], he was in and out of the hospital. He had seen Priti in Habari (1978) so he saw her onscreen. He couldn't see me onscreen, he died on 20 October 1979. That's life," Tej said regretfully.