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In order to film in India, the production had to use a fake title "Tara and Maya". Indian authorities would not have permitted the film to be made there had they known its true title and content.
When Indian authorities eventually became aware of the content of the film during shooting, the producers and the director were forced to bribe them as "protection money" to avoid prosecution.
The movie was banned in India and Pakistan because of the erotic scenes.
During filming in India, government officials made visits to the set and the cast had to improvise fake scenes which avoided the nudity and sexuality that was critical to the plot.
Rekha's first movie in English.
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During the filming of the scene where the elephant kills Jai Kumar, the elephant urinated on the camera as it was being held from below the elephant.

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