On the night of the premiere of " Mashaal" , Anil Kapoor signed 2 movies. The first one was " Janbaaz" and the second one " Meri Jung". Yash Chopra had put in a good word to Feroz Khan and Subhash Ghai about new comer Anil Kapoor.
Janbaaz was a title Feroz Khan got from Salim Khan. When the Salim-Javed team broke up, it was Feroz Khan who contacted Salim, took him for a month to London and then to his farm in Bangalore. Salim wrote a script titled Janbaaz for FK which was to be made in English and Hindi. Feroz Khan was previously making a film titled "Kasak" The film starred Feroz Khan, Sanjeev Kumar, Shatrughan Sinha,Rekha, Praveen Babi. The film was shot for 3 months when Praveen Babi left the country and disappeared. Feroz decided to shelve the film. He took same star cast and decided to start "Jaanbaz". The only exception was Praveen Babi was not in the film. Feroz was on the look out for second heroine in the film. Feroz Khan shot the song "Pyar Do Pyar Lo " with Rekha and several international dancers. After shooting Jaanbaz for a few months, Feroz Khan realized the film's budget was going to be massive. Feroz realized that it would be impossible to recover the amount invested. With the industry going thru a bad phase due to the emergence of home video, Feroz decided to shelve the film. He retained the song Pyar Do Pyar Lo and decided to use it in his new film Feroz put the old Janbaaz on the back burner and decided to made the Anil Kapoor-Dimple starer Janbaaz instead. This film was a remake of Duel In The Sun. He earlier offered the film to Kamal Hasaan , but he declined due to a injury. Feroz wanted to make the film with just Anil Kapoor and Dimple Kapadia . But the distributors told Feroz that if he acted in the film it would fetch a better price . Thats when Feroz started the new Janbaaz. The script was different but he retained the title. Salim was also not happy with the earlier script he wrote due to the bold and sexual content.
Feroz Khan was told by distributors to cast Sri Devi in the film. He was reluctant as he was not impressed by her in Himmatwala. Giving in to distributors advice, he decided to call Sri Devi. Feroz Khan had offered the film to Sri Devi, but she refused. She was not excited to play a guest appearance, plus the role was very sensuous and very different from her screen image. It was when Feroz Khan spoke in Sri Devi' s mother tongue language of Tamil that she finally agreed. Feroz's command over the Tamil language surprised Sri Devi. This gestured touched Sri Devi and she signed the film. Feroz first met Sri Devi in Banglore on the sets of Janbaaz. He went on to sign Sridevi for Kasak in 1986. Feroz had prior tried to make the film in 1977 with Zeenat Aman, then in 1983 with Rekha and Praveen Babi. He finally tried once again with Sri Devi. The other film he signed Sri Devi for was Yalgaar. The film was shelved after the announcement. That film starred Feroz Khan, Anil Kapoor, Jackie Shroff. Feroz ended up shelving it when Anil walked out after Feroz Khan dropped Jackie Shroff. Anil wanted Jackie and only Jackie to be in the film. He later started Yalgaar with a different star cast and script.
Feroz Khan had first offered Anil Kapoor's role to Kamal Haasan in 1983. But Kamal Haasan suffered a bad injury due to a stunt in a film. Kamal was layed up in bed for 3 months.This made Feroz Khan change his mind and opt for Anil Kapoor.
The first ever remix for " Pyar Do Pyar Lo" was in the album Extra Hot 1 Bhangra Remixes. The remix was titled " The Hindi Mega Mix". Remixed by Amit and San J of The X Zecutive. This was in the year 1990.
The song " Pyar Do Pyar Lo" was shot for a unreleased Feroz Khan film titled " Kasak". Feroz had started the film after Qurbani with Praveen Babi and Rekha. After shooting the song, Praveen Babi disappeared from the country. Feroz decided to scarp the film and start Jaanbaz. He retained the song shot with Rekha and added it to the film.
Barson Purana" from Hera Pheri sounds a lot like "Jaane Jaana" from Jaanbaaz . Specially pay attention to the lines ".....jaise meraa rab rootha" from Barson Purana and compare to "....kya too meraa laage" from Jaane Jaana.
When Sanjay Dutt had heard the Feroz Khan was shooting a high voltage drug scene in the film, he arrived unannounced on the sets. There Sanjay was seen wondering around and talking to the film crew. When a assistant had informed Feroz of Sanjay's visit he went to meet him. Sanjay met Feroz and informed him he was a recovered drug addict and if he needed any assistance and help with the drug scene he would gladly help. Feroz was touched by this gesture and hugged Sanjay.
Divya Rana was signed for the film. But Akbar Khan took a major personal interest in her making her uncomfortable. He asked her to meet at Feroz Khan's office and come alone. He said the purpose was to get comfortable with the film's hero. She declined and walk out. Aarti Gupta was signed in her place.
A film titled "Pyar Do Pyar Lo" starring Rakesh Roshan, Raj Kiran, Kanwaljeet was released in the 90's. The film title was taken from a song from Janbaaz. The film earlier was titled "Pathron Ka Shaher".
T Series released a album titled "Super Cassette's Present Songs of Feroz Khan's Janbaaz". The album contained the songs of Janbaaz and instrumental versions of the songs "Jaane Jaana" , "Give Me Love". The music was conducted by Viju Shah.
Feroz Khan was not his usual self during the release of the film. His mother was sick and was about to pass away in the hospital. The story made headlines when Sanjay Khan bashed up a hospital security guard.