When Amitabh Bachchan wanted a climax speech, that would leave everyone speechless, he requested writer Javed Akhtar to write the lines for him. Javed obliged to do so. Also, Salman Khan asked his father Salim Khan to write a few lines, before Amitabh's speech. Just minutes before the shoot, Salman called his father and asked him to write the script insisting that he could do so even in half an hour. Flattered by son's compliments Salim wrote the script, which was acceptable to Ravi Chopra.
Dilip Kumar and Rakhee Gulzar were 'B.R.Chopra''s first choices for the role of Raj and Pooja Malhotra at the time the film was conceptualized. Unfortunately the film had to be shelved for thirty years. At a retrospective of Chopra's films, Kumar said he regretted not being able to do the film.
B.R. Chopra got the film's concept in his mind thirty years previously, when he paid a visit to Copenhagen, Denmark. He came across a retirement home, where he met a woman who sorrowfully told him how her own children left her there and hadn't even paid a visit to her since.