After getting much appreciation from people as well as the film fraternity, it seems like the controversies around Shah Rukh Khan and Alia Bhatt’s Dear Zindagi are undying. The movie was a hit at the Box Office and was highly praised for being one of a kind with a fresh storyline. However, there were alleged claims recently that the movie is based on Canadian TV series Being Erica. From characters to situations, almost everything in the story is intact.
And as per the reports, the makers of the daily have sent a legal notice to Dear Zindagi team for copyright infringement.
Following the whole controversy, director Gauri Shinde is really upset with the claims and said:
Dear Zindagi is a deeply personal film. There is only one thing it borrows from. That’s my life…. there are a million films and serials with therapists like there are with doctors. Just because there is a doctor in a film does not mean it borrows from another film with a doctor. Am deeply disturbed by irresponsible comments from people who have no clue what it is that they are referring to… I have not seen this series that they refer to.. and I cannot comment on what is in it.
A deeply disturbed Gauri also mentioned that she is sensitive enough to give credit if she would have borrowed the story. She further added:
In today’s world where everybody sees everything, I am not so dumb that I believe I can get away by deliberate plagiarism nor am I so insensitive to borrow without giving credit from anybody who has created anything for such a sensitive and important cause.
While Dear Zindagi offered a fresh breath of air amid all the high on emotional drama Bollywood films, this controversy comes as a real shocker.
–Quotes from IANS