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7 years of Dear Zindagi: Gauri Shinde says, “I got emails from psychologists saying thank you for making this film”

en Bollywood News 7 years of Dear Zindagi: Gauri Shinde says, “I got emails from psychologists saying thank you for making this film”

Dear Zindagi starred Alia Bhatt and Shah Rukh Khan as Kaira and Dr Jehangir Khan respectively.

Filmmaker Gauri Shinde came up with a heartfelt slice-of-life film Dear Zindagi, which released seven years ago on November 25, 2016. The film was about a young woman Kaira (Alia Bhatt) going for therapy from a renowned therapist Dr Jehangir Khan (Shah Rukh Khan) and how it impacts her life in a positive way.

7 years of Dear Zindagi: Gauri Shinde says, “I got emails from psychologists saying thank you for making this film”

During a chat with Film Companion, Shinde said that she was overwhelmed to receive positive feedback from psychologists after Dear Zindagi released. “I got emails from psychologists which was a big eye-opener, saying thank you for making this film because it’s been so difficult for us to convince people how important and critical looking after mental health is. To just be able to take it seriously and reach out for help and thank you from that community of doctors was a big thing and I wasn’t expecting that. A lot of young people have also reached out to me and told me how it has impacted their lives, and these are real stories.”

Shinde is all praise for Alia Bhatt and her dedication during the shoot. “Alia is fantastic, and she doesn’t even look into the mirror as an actor and that’s very impressive,” she said. “It’s not about my lipstick is right or make-up, she didn’t care and that for me is great like you are this person (smiles). Just at a physical level where you are not interested in that but have gotten into that space.”

Shinde had a team of writers working behind Dear Zindagi, but she said that this story was very personal for her. “It’s so personal a story. My writers were supporting me in this, but I was leading this because it was my story to tell. Great credit to them but I had to push them myself and the entire story to go to the edge and expose the sides of me and the character as much as I can,” added the filmmaker.

Also Read: Alia Bhatt says Shah Rukh Khan made a huge impact on how she behaves on set after working on Dear Zindagi; says she learnt to have ‘guts’ from Sanjay Leela Bhansali

More Pages: Dear Zindagi Box Office Collection , Dear Zindagi Movie Review


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