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Alia Bhatt gushes over Shah Rukh Khan at Red Sea Film Festival

Alia Bhatt detailed her working experience with Shah Rukh Khan in 'Dear Zindagi'

December 08, 2023

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Alia Bhatt recalled working with Bollywood megastar Shah Rukh Khan in Dear Zindagi at the third edition of the Red Sea International Film Festival 2023.

In conversation at the festival which took place in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, Alia revealed that she got frozen while taking her first shot with the Pathaan star. 

The actress shared, "As we went on sets and we were doing the first shot together, I think I froze. My mind went completely blank because I couldn't believe it."

She continued, "And then Gauri Shinde [film's director] had to come and she whispered in my ears and said, 'You have to forget The Shah Rukh Khan, and I was like okay.' Actually, my character had to give him attitude and I was like how to do this."

Speaking about Shah Rukh’s humble nature, the Gangubai actress added that he is a generous human being, who gives respect to everyone around him.

"He is fooling around with people, he is light, he's excited, he's into it and he is so giving. he does not need to be so giving but he is and that's the reason he is who he is," Alia shared. 

Directed by Gauri Shinde, the film is based on dealing with mental health issues. It was released in cinemas in November 2016.

On the work front, Alia will be next seen in movie tilted Jigra, which she will be co-producing as well, alongside Dharma movies.

The forthcoming film will hit the big screens next year on September 27.