"Akele hain" song at Kolar hills. This well in which Rashmi bathed is in the middle of chilli fields. The field owner said that the film unit offered him Rs.5000/- (a hefty sum in the 1980s) for the use of his well in this song.
Pakeezah took nearly 14 years to shoot because of a change in relationship between Meena Kumari and Kamal Amrohi the director from warm to worse and then back to a compromise. Meena Kumari and Kamal Amrohi were married when Pakeezah was first conceived.
The movie is silent, with no dialogue whatsoever, yet it deals with a complex and realistic plot.The film is notable for its inventive recasting of the silent film form. Though shot in color and featuring incidental noise, the film does not have any dialogues.