The producer and director of Kurbaan in the year 1987 had started a film and shot for about 10 reels but due to some problems the film was shelved. The film was tittled No.1 and was shot in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, East Africa and it had Mithun Chakravorty, Dimple Kapadia, Anita Raaj, Kimi Katkar, Ranjeet and Danny Denzongpa and all the stars were in Tanzania for shooting schedule. The film was to be a James Bond type of film and was written by K.K.Shukla and some songs were recorded and also picturised. Music was composed by Laxmikant-Pyarelal.
The film was signed before the release of Maine Pyar Kiya. When narrated to Kabir Bedi, he was told it was going to be a action vendetta film where he would be pitted against Sunil Dutt. The film would be based on them. The film would focus on their hatred. By the time Maine Pyar Kiya released, Salman had become a sensation. The producer told Deepak Bahry to concentrate on the young lead pair ( Salman, Ayesha) and make it a love story.
This was going to be Salman Khan's next release after Maine Pyar Kiya. But for some reason Salman had more faith in his other films, especially Patthar Ke Phool. So Salman kept delaying Kurbaan by not giving dates.