Director Gauri Shinde’s Dear Zindagi, starring Shah Rukh Khan and Alia Bhatt in the lead roles, was liked for its take on mental health issues. The film was a good example of how one could stick to the theme without losing the fun quotient.
Now, the makers have released a new clip which was edited out of the final cut. It’s another chapter in Kaira’s (Alia Bhatt) life and shows how her psychiatrist Jehangir Khan (Shah Rukh Khan) is helping her trace the root of the problem.
In this scene, Dr Khan takes Kaira to a fort in Goa and narrates the story of a Portuguese lady, Dona Maria, who lived as a man for 14 years. It was supposed to be a lesson about coming out of the brackets.
It’s a beautifully shot sequence in which Shah Rukh Khan narrates the story in his rustic voice. However, the film is full of such sequences and that’s probably why the makers decided to keep it out.
Dear Zindagi released on November 25, 2016.