Shakti Samanta was working on a big budget film, 'Jane Anjane', with Shammi Kapoor and Vinod Khanna. The script had been finalized, but Shammi Kapoor had put on a lot of weight and requested some time to shed off the kilos. But he actually kept adding on more and the film kept getting delayed. So Shakti Samanta decided to make a small-budget movie, with relative newcomers. While Aradhana (1969) went on to become a superhit, Jane Anjane (1971) was a debacle.