Gauri Shinde, whose latest directorial Dear Zindagi has hit the box office bull's eye, says she is constantly surprised by the reaction to her cinema. According to box office estimates across the country, the film collected approximately Rs 55 Crores during the first five days of its release. The film, which released on November 25, was made at a budget of Rs 33 Crores.
Gauri Shinde, who is happy with the response said, "Whether it was English Vinglish or now Dear Zindagi, I am constantly surprised by the reaction to my cinema."
Her husband and filmmaker R. Balki, who has co-produced Dear Zindagi with Karan Johar's Dharma Productions and Shahrukh Khan's Red Chillies Entertainments, said, "I am really touched by how much Dear Zindagi has connected with people. It's unbelievable!"
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"Hats off to Shahrukh for an incredible performance and producing such an incredibly bold film. Hats off to Karan Johar for seeing the vision so clearly from the beginning. Hats off to Alia Bhatt for hitting it out of the park. Nobody can do what she does," he added.
Incidentally, Balki is also in Dear Zindagi. He said, "Yes. I am proud of the two-second thank you card for lending my voice to a disclaimer. So, happy to be a two-second part of Gauri Shinde's classic. I want to thank Gauri for battling it out uncompromisingly through all the ups and downs, and still making one of the finest films that has been made." With inputs from IANS