Pravir wrote on 24 Dec 2009
Umesh Mehra’s father, F C Mehra, had an association with Soviet Films, a Russian film company. Two scripts were prepared for a co-production (to be directed by Yash Chopraand Gulzar). They all went for the Tashkent Film festival, but neither of the scripts worked out. Umesh and F.C Mehra stopped by Moscow to the head office of Soviet Films. They suggested the idea of this film. When they were told that there’s no director, F.C Mehra pointed at Umesh and said "No problem, he’ll direct".