Rekha opted out of the film because she wanted Ranjeet to keep a morning schedule for the shoot so she could spend time with Amitabh Bachan in evening but it did not work out and she opted out of the film giving the signing amount.
Finally this film started in 1986, after Vinod Khanna came back from U.S.A. also in the cast, Sunil Dutt and Shashi Kapoor were also in this film. Then Shashi Kapoor role was done by Satyen Kapoo. Ranjeet child was also in the film and major part of the film was shot at Ranjeet's farm. The first day shooting of this film began at night at Ranjeet's farm with the picturisation of a song on Vinod Khanna and Kimi Katkar, Vinod Khana wore a blue shiny shirt and looked very handsome. This was before the release of his comback film Insaaf release.
This film was Lawrence D'souza earlier film as cinematographer, this was before Hatya, Nyay Anyay & Sajaan. After the super success of Ravindra Jain's music in Ram Teri Ganga Maili, Sunil Dutt signed him to compose music for Yeh Aag Kub Bujegi and Ranjeet signed Ravindra Jain for Kaarnaama.
This maiden film of Ranjeet as producer and director took about 2-3 years for the shooting to start and when the shooting started the film took about 4 years to get completed. Ranjeet dint act in this film. After the success of actor turned director Rakesh Roshan's Khudagarz, all eyes was on Kaarnaama. Ranjeet made only 2 films, the other was Gazab Tamasha.
Vino Khanna and Ranjeet's friendship went sour during the making of the film. Vino kept making suggestions to Ranjeet because he saw the film going no where. Vino also reduced his price for the film. Ranjeet' in turn complained about Vinod's behavior.