Indian audience was not convinced with the strange role of Big B in this movie. Amitabh Bachchan played the role of an elderly person falling in love with a teenage girl. The audience was just unable to take the respectable and legendary actor in such a strange role. The passionate kiss shared between Amitabh and Jiah became the talk of the town but it didn't work in favor of the movie.
Big B won the 8th Lok Sabha general elections from Allahabad in 1984 but he resigned soon after three years. Big B said, "Venturing into politics was a mistake. I entered the field in the flow of emotions. But then I realised that emotions are very different from reality in the political arena. So I gave up. I have never thought of going back to politics since then."