The screening of the movie was legally challenged with allegations that it promotes anti-Islamic values such as permission of creating music of all kinds in Islam and above all the marriage between a Muslim girl and a non-Muslim man.
After one week of film's release, Shoaib Mansoor was reported getting threats from the religious extremists to stop the showing of the movie. He was provided with special security on the orders of Prime Minister of Pakistan.
Director Shoaib Mansoor decided to make this film after he read in the newspapers that his friend, Junaid Jamshed gave up his career as a musician as he believed, it was "haraam". The character of "Sarmad" is inspired by Jamshed.