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Kaira Of Dear Zindagi Is The Most Relatable Character: Alia Bhatt

Kriti Tulsiani | News18.com @sleepingpsyche2

First published: November 23, 2016, 1:17 PM IST | Updated: November 23, 2016
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Gurgaon: Shah Rukh Khan recently made a statement for her Dear Zindagi co-actor Alia Bhatt on Koffee with Karan with which most of movie-lovers would agree with. The actor, in a very upbeat way, said, “Alia is too good too soon."

The actress has done over 8 films and has swiftly made a transition from her debut role as the glamorous student in Student of The Year to dark characters in Highway and Udta Punjab. She’ll now be seen in Gauri Shinde’s slice-of-life film Dear Zindagi opposite Shah Rukh Khan.

Of all the characters she has done so far; including Student of The Year’s glamorous school chic, Highway’s vulnerable Veera, Kapoor and Sons’ happy-go-lucky Tia Malik, Shaandaar’s insomniac Alia Arora or 2 States’ affable Ananya; she relates to Kaira the most.

“I’ve related to Kaira more than all my other characters. I feel like a lot of girls and maybe even guys will be able to relate to her. Whatever she goes through; complications, insecurities and emotions, I’ve been through that.”

Kaira, being assayed by Alia Bhatt, is an aspiring filmmaker who finds her shrink in Shah Rukh Khan’s character Jehangir Khan in Dear Zindagi.

“Wo bhi thodi si moody hai, mai bhi moody hu, wo bhi impulsive hai mai bhi impulsive hu. I related a lot to the way she thinks and the way she feels. It’s the most relatable character,” she adds.

While she played Veera, a rich, cossetted bride-to-be in ‘Highway’ and a Bihari district hockey champion forced to work on the fields in heroin peddling lands in ‘Udta Punjab’; both the films ended up having a deep impact on her personal life so much so she even disconnected herself from the real life.

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Did Dear Zindagi do the same to her? “If you go through Gauri Shinde’s films, the thought is very simple – but it takes a journey to land up on that single thought. The take-home message is just one thing.”

“Yes, it’s a very special film. It didn’t completely change my perspective on life but I genuinely feel that I take away something from each film, I don’t need to practice it but there’s always something I learn. I’ve understood a lot from this film,” she says while speaking to News18.com.

Featuring Ali Zafar, Aditya Roy Kapur, Kunal Kapoor and Angad Bedi, Dear Zindagi hits the screens this Friday.

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