Did Shah Rukh Khan, Karan Johar persuade Gauri Shinde to switch an actress with Alia Bhatt in Dear Zindagi?

by Jeremy Spirogis
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Alia Bhatt was not the primary alternative for Dear Zindagi&  | &nbspPhoto Credit:&nbspInstagram

Key Highlights

  • Dear Zindagi featured Shah Rukh Khan and Alia Bhatt in lead roles
  • Alia Bhatt was not the primary alternative for the movie
  • Before Alia, Katrina Kaif was to reportedly star within the movie

Alia Bhatt has had a profitable profession in Bollywood. The actress shot to fame together with her first movie, Student Of The Year, itself. And there was no wanting again for her. She even received vital popularity of her function in Dear Zindagi, the place she starred alongside Shah Rukh Khan. However, she was not the primary alternative for the movie. Apparently, Katrina Kaif was to star alongside SRK within the movie, nevertheless, it was Alia who got here on-board later. An previous video of Alia’s interview with journalist Rajeev Masand is now going viral on the web.

In the video, Rajeev says that he had heard that Karan Johar and SRK needed to actually push and persuade Gauri Shinde that Alia will not look too younger for the function. In response to which, the actress admitted that she knew one other actress was earlier on-board for Dear Zindagi, however she denied the dialog that apparently occurred between Karan, SRK and Gauri. 

Take a have a look at the video right here:

“I know that there was someone else on board earlier. And then there was a conversation about the film maybe going to me. That’s all I know. And the next thing I know that Gauri came to me and we were on board. Now, I don’t know whether she got convinced… Maybe because I was young, but it’s okay because sometimes your director has to see things a little differently,” she stated.

Meanwhile, Alia has been on the receiving finish of the criticism and trolls after Sushant Singh Rajput’s demise. She has even restricted feedback on her Instagram posts to cease receiving hate messages any additional.


On the work entrance, the actress will probably be subsequent seen in Sadak 2 with Aditya Roy Kapur, Sanjay Dutt, and Pooja Bhatt. Directed by Mahesh Bhatt, the movie is all set to launch on an OTT platform. 

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