Zaheeda stated in a interview "My father had a very nice script titled Nilima and I told him we should produce the film ourselves. Vinod was also ready to co operate. We wanted Zeenat for the film but since she was too busy, we settled for Sonia Sahni. When we finished the film, we were stuck because there were no buyers, since there was no star value. By then, I was very tired and meanwhile, I met my husband. He was financing the film and my aunt really liked him. She said, 'He is such a big zamindaar and he is so good looking, why don't you marry him'? I had never regarded him as anything more than a friend but when I got to know that he was also keen on marrying me, I agreed to".