R.D. Burman found composing to the lyrics of this song very challenging and jokingly complained to Gulzar that a day would come when the lyricist would ask him to compose to the front page of the Times of India.
This was one of the many songs in which R.D. Burman had Pandit Ulhas Bapat play a meend on the santoor. He had used Bapat's meend for the first time in the song "Hothon Pe Beeti Baat Aayi Hai" ("Angoor", 1982).