Maya, coming from poor family, is married to the affluent Dr. Anand; but she tries to commit suicide on the nuptial night. She tells Anand that she was in love with Prem whose ambition was to be a music director. He too was in love with her but thought she would not be happy as his wife. Anand tells Maya that he had married her only for his mother who was on her death bed. When the mother dies Anand wants to unite Prem and Maya but Prem says it is against Hindu culture and disappears from their life. Written by
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When it came to casting for the film, everybody felt that the ideal choice for the lead role of the music director would be Sanjeev Kumar. The second option was Randhir Kapoor. They thought Anil was too young for the part. But Anil didn't want to let go of the opportunity, though, deep down, he was a bit apprehensive of pulling off the mature role. Eventually his determination won. Boney had no objection. Since the film was a big hit in the South, the risk was limited. It was Anil's big opportunity and he worked really hard on the role. He wanted to speak the Haryani dialect for the part instead of the usual UP one. See more
Even if my girlfriend becomes someone's wife, but someone's wife can never become my girlfriend.
Remade as Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam