Originally Yash Raj Films wanted to rope in director Anupam Kher with his script and also wished to produce it, in a condition that the director managed to rope in Aamir Khan (Om), Shahrukh Khan (Jai), Salman Khan (Jagadish), Kajol (Ayesha), Rani Mukherji (Neetu)& Preity Zinta (Pooja) playing the leading characters. However, surprisingly, all the actors declined the film stating date problems and the project was eventually produced by Vashu Bhagnani and released by Sa Re Ga Ma HMV.
When the film was being scripted, Urmila was signed to play the sister of Om Jai Jagdsish. The role opposite Fardeen was meant for Sushmita Sen. When the sister's role was scrapped from the film, Urmila was signed for the role opposite Fardeen Khan.