"Dear Zindagi," which translates to 'Dear Life,' is one of the most anticipated films of 2016. As the title suggests and as hinted by the filmmaker and lead stars Shah Rukh Khan and Alia Bhatt, the film is not a romantic love story. When the film was announced earlier this year, the odd pairing in the lead roles had many people wondering about the premise of the film.
Soon Bhatt and Khan started leaving hints on social media by posting pictures from the sets of the film about a mentor-mentee relationship. Gauri Shinde, who successfully made a fantastic comeback film for Sridevi ("English Vinglish") in 2012, is back after a short hiatus with "Dear Zindagi," which seems like another believable, heartwarming film like her last.
In the "Dear Zindagi" poster, aspiring cinematographer Kaira (played by Bhatt) and her life coach (Khan) are seen riding their bikes in an idyllic setting of a beach town. In a pink off-the-shoulder top and distressed jeans, Bhatt looks every bit a sweet girl, and the rugged Khan is appearing shabbier with grown-out facial hair, messy tresses and a button-down casual shirt in a somber khaki green color.
A day before the release of the trailer, Bhatt posted a cute and eager video on her social media accounts.
In response, Khan posted a video sporting a massive tattoo on his torso, but his tone is totally different, which gives another glimpse of what to expect about their relationship in the film.
Shinde posted the first teaser trailer on her social media accounts, and it definitely has a happy feel to it.
"Dear Zindagi" will arrive in theaters Nov. 25. The film also features Aditya Roy Kapur, Kunal Kapoor, Angad Bedi, Ali Zafar and Ira Dubey.