Lucknow-based Nawabzada Aslam lives a wealthy lifestyle along with his dad, Bakar, and mom. He writes poems under the pen name of Raj Lakhnavi, and is a close friend of Iqbal. One day he meets and falls in love with Salma Banarsi, a Banaras-based Courtesan. When his parents arrange his marriage with his foreign-returned cousin, Mumtaz, he informs them that he loves Salma and incurs their displeasure so much so that his dad shoots him, and he gets hospitalized. When he recovers fully he is shocked to find that Salma has not only accepted Iqbal as her lover, but has also taken a lot of money and jewelry from his mother. He takes to alcohol in a big way and swears to exact vengeance against Salma by getting married to Mumtaz and forcing Salma to sing and dance at his wedding.
Did You Know?
B.R. Chopra used his influence to get Salma Agha signed for the film. He was good friends with Ramanand Sagar and recommended her for the film. But Chopra and Salma Agha had a fallout after Nikaah. Chopra claimed rights over the songs of Nikaah and took a legal notice out, that anyone (Salma) who was going to sing the songs of Nikaah, needed to take his written permission. Salma claimed the songs belonged to her and the entire country knew that. She decided to fight it out against Chopra. This is when Chopra tried to get Salma dropped from the film. Ramanand Sagar refused saying the legal problem did not concern him. See more