A story that was circulating in the media that Mithun Chakraborthy refused to do a kissing scene with Anooradha Patel. Simi rejection the claim saying that Mithun knew about the kiss when the film was narrated to him. She was also upset that Mithun had stated this in interviews.
Simi Garewal makes her debut as director with this film. The film Rukhsat was delayed in the making, took some time to get complete The film was also shot in U.S.A. This is the only feature film Simi Garewel made.
During the making of the film director David Lean approached Marc Zuber and offered him the role of Dr. Aziz in Passage to India. Lean wanted a British Indian actor for the part. The only problem was that if Marc accepted the role it would delay Rukhsat and causes alot of financial loses. He had to let go of the role.
Tom Alter son Jamie related a funny story about the film. Tom and and the crew were very hungry after the films shoot. It was midnight and they were in search of a restaurant. They found a restaurant far away. Just as Tom and the men entered the restaurant, the patrons of the restaurant stared at them in complete shock. They could not stop staring at Tom and the men. Tom was the only one who spoke English. He ordered a cheeseburger for himself and veggie burgers for the few crew members with him. As he and the crew members ate, the stares from the patrons continued would not stop. Tom thought it was because he was a white guy with Indian guys eating at a restaurant at midnight. As Tom finished his meal he got up to pay, but the owner refused to take any money. Tom thanked him and left. It was later Tom realized what happen. Tom and the crew members ended up in a very rough part of town. When Tom entered the restaurant, he still had on his police uniform ! The owner was shocked to see Tom inside. The place was so dangerous that the local police never dared to step into the place. The just ignored all the illegal activities of the restaurant. When Tom came in with his uniform, they mistook him for a real cop.