Dear Zindagi (English: Dear Life) is a 2016 Indian Hindi-language coming-of-age drama film written and directed by Gauri Shinde. It was produced by Gauri Khan, Karan Johar, and Shinde under the banners of Red Chillies Entertainment, Dharma Productions, and Hope Productions respectively. The film features Alia Bhatt in the lead role, with Ira Dubey, Kunal Kapoor, Angad Bedi and Ali Zafar in supporting roles. Shah Rukh Khan plays an extended cameo role in the film. The plot centers on a budding ci.