Pancham had originally planned to have Usha Uthup (then Usha Iyer) and Lata Mangeshkar sing this song but eventually ended up using Asha Bhosle. Not wanting to disappoint the 21-year-old Usha, he used her voice for another song "I Love You" with Asha Bhosle.
This song was conceived as an introduction to "Ram Ka Naam Badnaam Na Karo". When R.D. Burman played it to Dev Anand, he liked it but was concerned that it would overshadow the following song (which was being shot on him!). As a compromise, it was decided that the song would be recorded but released only on the disc. However, on recording, it was evident that they had a winner on their hands and Dev Anand shot a portion of the song and included it in the film.
A big R.D. Burman fan, Sunil Gavaskar was apparently part of the crowd in this song. He had gone to see the song's shooting and volunteered when they called for extras.
Bhupinder Singh played the lead guitar, Gorakh Sharma (Pyarelal's brother) played the bass guitar and Charanjit Singh played the transicord in this R.D. Burman song.[MR10]