Dear Zindagi’s Love You Zindagi is Shah Rukh Khan’s birthday gift to fans, watch video

Dear Zindagi's new song Love You Zindagi has Alia Bhatt showing us, with a generous help from Shah Rukh Khan, what love and life are really about. She looks smitten with SRK, we are too.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published:November 2, 2016 2:18 pm
Dear Zindagi, Dear Zindagi song, Love You Zindagi, Shah Rukh Khan, Alia Bhatt, Dear Zindagi image Dear Zindagi song Love You Zindagi is Shah Rukh Khan and Alia Bhatt’s ode to love and life.

Dear Zindagi revealed its first song, Love You Zindagi, on Wednesday to coincide with Shah Rukh Khan 51st birthday. SRK’s — and Alia Bhatt’s fans — could not have asked for a better birthday gift. Personally, however, it had a rather adverse impact. On the day we returned after a long Diwali weekend to work, this song made us yearn for the great outdoors and real life again. Damn you, work.

As Alia Bhatt and Shah Rukh Khan prove in this song, you don’t find life cooped up inside offices. You find it while floating a paper boat in a puddle, you taste it while cycling on a tree-lined road, you experience it during midnight conversations with friends and family.

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The film and the song capture the Zeitgeist. The song — which shows Alia Bhatt living and loving while SRK is her life coach — has been composed by Amit Trivedi and sung by Jasleen Royal. Peppy, fun and very us, the song captures the theme of the film.

Watch: Dear Zindagi song Love You Zindagi with Shah Rukh Khan, Alia Bhatt

Alia also posted a message for her co-star before the release of the song. She wrote on social media, “To the man who rules hearts…controls minds and has an enviable soul…happy birthday @iamsrk you made my cinema dream come true..”

And then she wrote something which resonated with us immediately, “And now it’s time to drop everything and just love zindagi.. here goes :).”

Earlier, Dear Zindagi revealed two takes — read teasers — which gave us a peek into the amazing but purely platonic chemistry Shah Rukh and Alia share in the film. Alia plays a girl riddled by life’s questions while Shah Rukh is the man with the answers, a therapist or a life coach of sorts.

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We also got to hear that not only in the film, SRK was also the one who guided Alia on the Dear Zindagi sets. As reports mentioned, “SRK advised Alia on performing her scenes more effectively. He helped her improvise her scenes with other actors. He also shared plenty of his own experiences and wisdom with Alia which she absorbed well. And in the schedules that didn’t feature SRK, we saw Alia practically following his advice to the T, which only improved the quality of her performance.”