When Dear Zindagi director Gauri Shinde was asked whether the idea to make a woman-centric film was a conscious decision, she said, ” It wasn’t a conscious decision. But then why not make films about women. I enjoy working with women. There are already so many movies about men. Also, any young person irrespective of his or her gender can relate to the movie.”
Gauri said she was keen to have Shah Rukh Khan in the role of Jehangir Khan and when asked what made her choose Alia for the role, the director said, ” I saw her cry her heart out in a scene in Highway. She was just magical in the film. ”
Pity she wasn’t in Pink!
When Alia was asked if she wanted to work with Gauri, the actor said, ” I watched English Vinglish in theatres with my friends. And I told my friend that I want to work with Gauri Shinde one day.”
Meanwhile, Karan Johar, co-producer is happy with the response. Karan shared, ” Abundant love for this gorgeous trio!!!! @gauris @aliaa08 @iamsrk…..brave….beautiful and brilliant…. heartfelt gratitude to all of you.”
Shah Rukh Khan took to Twitter to thank viewers who have showered their love on the film. Shah Rukh shared, ” Dear Viewers thank u for the special love. Big thx 2 @DharmaMovies @RedChilliesEnt for the special release strategy.” – CINEWS