The movie is a homage to work of Amitabh Bachchan (who also stars in the movie). His son (Abhishek Bachchan) tries to reprise his father's roles in various movies. For example he tries to act like Amitabh bachchan from Agnipath in the scene where he goes on to con a hotel owner in Mussoorie. He appears in Rishi Kappor get-up from Amitabh's super hit film Amar Akbar Anthony. Also, almost all the songs playing in the background throughout the movie are from Amitabh Bachhan movies.
Since seriously injuring Amitabh Bachchan in Coolie (1983), this was the first time in 22 years Puneet Issar appeared in the same film as Amitabh Bachchan, even though they didn't have any scenes together.
A Hindu religious group Kranti Shiv Sena opposed to actress Rani Mukherjee wearing a saffron robe, which the groups President Varun Singh, claimed was offensive and degrading the religion. However, the director denied that there was any religious activity in the feature film, which could invite the wrath of any political outfit and trigger social or communal tension.
Due to violations of Supreme Court laws, which state that no vehicles or smoke/polluting devices are to come within 500 meters of the Taj Mahal (on 11 December), by the unit of Shaad Ali, the director of the film, the District Magistrate and Senior Superintendent of the Police of Agra, have been issued notices by the civil judge (junior division) Shahid Raza. The court issued the notices based on the plea of social workers Subhash Dhal, Jagdish Varma and Rajnish Gupta. On the said date, the unit used black smoke devices, generator sets within 200 meters of the Taj and even brought vehicles within the same distance and despite being brought to the notice of the district administration, no action was taken to sort the matter or stop the shooting.