Kishore Kumar had wanted to sing this song without the interludes music director Khayyam had composed. Khayyam had relented when the singer had insisted. However, when this version was recorded, Kishore was not happy with the result and acknowledged his mistake. Khayyam had then told Kishore that the interludes served a purpose. He had included them for the director to show flashbacks of the happier times of the estranged couple who were singing this song.