Teri gali mein rakhenge na kadam aaj ki baat tere milne ko ayenge na hum aaj ki baad........this beautiful song of Mohammed Rafi, Usha Khanna and Sawan kumar, year by year it still gets more beatiful and memorable and after 40 years it is still liked wanted and will always remain forever for the generation to come. The combination of Mohd Rafi and Usha Khanna is always good and their songs are always good.
Saawan Kumar after working with music composers like Madan Mohan and R.D.Burman, with Hawas, he started to work with Usha Khanna and worked with her in most of every film he made. Saawan Kumar sometimes also had worked with other composers like Ravindra Jain, Ved Pal, Mahesh-Kishore, Dilip-Samir Sen and Adesh Srivastava. But most of Saawan Kumar's films, the music has been composed by Usha Khanna.
When Sawaan Kumar was to start Hawas, he had gone to meet a song writer to discuss the price with him to write the songs for Hawas. The song writer demanded a big price, so Sawaan Kumar went away and told the writer ' teri galiyoon mein rakhenge na kadam..... ' these words just came to his mind and he just said it, and when Sawaan Kumar reached ahead he realised these words which he had said to the writer, it can turn into a good song, as he his a poet, he worked on it and it turned to into a good song. From that day Sawaan Kumar turned to song writer and wrote all the songs of all the films he made. So this is how Sawaan akumar turned to song writing. Hawas was his debut film as lyricst.
Neetu Singh was sad for being rejected for Raj Kapoors Bobby . Kapoor found her too young as she was only 13. Sawan Kumar Tak met Neetu Singhs mother who insisted she take Neetu for his fillm. Tak had 700 rupees in his pocket and gave it to Neetu as a signing amount . Later she signed 10 films. When Sawan needed dates from her she was unable to give any causing endless delays.