Aatish caused allot of tension between Sanjay Gupta and Salman Khan. When Gupta was a struggler, he was always at Salman's house. They were good friends then. When he was about to start Aatish, Salman was expecting Sanjay Gupta to sign him in the lead role. But there was a few problems with that. First problem was the Sippy's did not want to work with Salman and his family due to problems they had during Patthar Ke Phool. Second problem was that Sanjay Gupta was only loyal to Sanjay Dutt and only wanted Sanjay for the lead role. Salman would bad mouth and bicker about Sanjay Gupta for years due to this.
Sanjay Gupta and Aditya Pancholi had a major altercation after Pancholi arrived late on the sets one morning. When Pancholi told Gupta that Sanjay Dutt always arrives late, Gupta told Pancholi that Sanjay Dutt was the star and hero of the film. After calmer heads prevailed, Aditya and Sanjay Gupta were back to being friends.
When the film was launched. Sunil Shetty was signed for Aditya Pancholi's role. The Sippy's were attempting to launch singer/actress Vibha Dutta in the film. They wanted her opposite Sunil Shetty. Sanjay Gupta reasoned that he couldn't cast her because Sunil Shetty did not have a heroine opposite him in the film. This upset the Sippys.
The song "Ya Mustafa" had a disco version in 1982, sung by NRI singer's Iqbal Siddiqi, Vandana Bajpai. The song was called "Hoor E Arab". Rahul Dev Burman later took that same song and created "Dekhata Koi Ladki Haseen" for Sanam Tere Kasam.