Actor Ajit and Harmesh Malhotra were good friends, Malhotra used Ajit in every film he made. Ajit had already retired when Nagina was made, so Ajit's photo was kept in the film as Rishi Kapoor's father. Jaya Pradha's loss was Sridevi's gain. Nagina pt 2, Nigahen was made by the same maker and was released in 1989. A 3rd was to be made titled Naghma, but this was shelved.