Mallika Sherawat was the first choice for the role, but she quoted a very high price after the success of Murder. This caused the Bhatt's to distance themselves from Mallika. They then decided to launch a new face.
Rumored to be based on the life of real life gangster Abu Salim and Bollywood actress Monica Bedi. However the film's director has claimed that the film is not based on any real life persons or incidents.
After working with Kangana Ranaut in the film.Mahesh Bhatt cast her in Woh Lamhe 2006 based on life great actress late Parveen Babi as he found lot of similarities between them replacing Parveen Babi lookalike Deepshikha Nagpal.