According to film experts, director A Bhim Singh had first offered Dilip Kumar for the 1974 film ‘Naya Din Nai Raat’, but he refused to do the film due to some of his reasons. Dilip Kumar also told the director about the actor who did justice to this film. Dilip Kumar proposed Sanjeev Kumar’s name for this film. Sanjeev Kumar also upheld the trust of Dilip Kumar. Hindi grammar students must have read about the nine rasas. Sanjeev Kumar was successful in bringing the same nine juices on the screen. Humor, Rati, Sorrow, Veer, Anger, Karun, Shringar, Raudra, Amazement created history by bringing alive nine forms on the big screen. She was accompanied by an actress like Jaya Bhaduri in this film.
Before ‘Naya Din Nayi Raat’, people had seen double roles but had not seen nine roles of the same actor. Sanjeev Kumar’s getup had a big role in the success of the film. Sarosh Modi was the makeup man who prepared his getup according to every taste. Sarosh Modi did not even take the help of prosthetic makeup for this film. Sarosh Modi was successful in creating the exact form of leper, drunkard to Baba.
An important information is also found that even though prosthetic makeup is now used indiscriminately according to the character in films, it was also started by Sanjeev Kumar. It is said that the prosthetic was used for the first time in Sanjeev Kumar’s film ‘Chehre Pe Chehra’.