The film started shooting in 1991 but was delayed due to Sanjay Dutt's jail term and for some other reasons and finally released in 1997 and was a flop.
During the shooting of the film post Sanju's comeback from jail he and Madhuri never spoke a word apparently.
Sanjay Dutt's first release after his first jail term of 18 months in 1993 Mumbai Blast Case.
When the shooting of Mahaanta had started at that time, the shooting of another movie had also started with Jeetendra, Sanjay Dutt and Shilpa Shrirodkar. The movie was titled Devatma and was being directed by Sameer Malkan. But Devatma was shelved.