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Dear Zindagi Take 1: Alia Bhatt, SRK seen in pursuit of happiness; Ali Zafar missing from teaser

After teasing fans and social media patrons for days, Shah Rukh Khan posted a few videos on his Twitter timeline as an indication of what to expect from his upcoming film with Alia Bhatt, Gauri Shinde’s Dear Zindagi. 

After releasing a first look earlier on Wednesdayit was revealed that this film would not have an extended theatrical trailer, but three teasers, titled Take 1, Take 2 and Take 3.

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SRK shared Take 1, and the one-odd minute teaser reveals much about the tone of the film. Much like Shinde’s last film English Vinglish, Dear Zindagi also deals with breaking free, but of a different kind. In this teaser, Alia Bhatt is seen spending time with Shah Rukh Khan, who is reported to be her therapist/life coach.

The two are in goa, when SRK tells her to play “kabbadi with the sea”. This is a cue to let go and just have a good time, and she is seen struggling with it, but slowly, starts to get with the programme. They’re also shown riding around Goa and generally chilling out. We’re guessing the reason the teasers are called Takes is because Bhatt plays a filmmaker in Dear Zindagi.

The fact that there’s a lot of brightness, vibrancy and happy, positive music in this teaser points to the fact that this is going to be an uplifting film. We wouldn’t expect any different from Gauri Shinde.

Meanwhile, Pakistani actor Ali Zafar, who is said to be playing a part in Dear Zindagi is missing from this trailer. It is yet to be confirmed whether or not his role will be edited out of the film. All eyes are on the release of Karan Johar’s Ae Dil Hai Mushkil at the moment, which stars Fawad Khan.

Happy 50th birthday, SRK! Here’s why Shah Rukh Khan is more than just a romantic hero

From Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge to Jab Tak Hai Jaan, Shahrukh Khan has played the quintessential lover boy several times on screen. His portrayal of Raj/Rahul (naam toh suna hoga) certainly helped his career’s meteoric rise. But time and again he has proved that there is more to him as an actor than just opening his arms to a lady love as she runs to him.

Shah Rukh Khan. AFP

As King Khan celebrates his 50th birthday on 2 November, he will soon be seen in two unusual movies that are quite different from his usual repertoire.

There is Fan, where he is not only playing himself (a la Billu) but also the title character of a guy who is the biggest fan of… wait for it… Shahrukh Khan! It is set to release on 15 April, 2016.

And then we have Raees, where he is co-starring with Pakistani actress Mahira Khan. Buzz is, it’s a cops-and-robbers movie, in which Khan plays a bootlegger being chased by a cop, played by Nawazuddin Siddiqui. Definitely something to look forward to.

On Shah Rukh Khan’s 50th birthday, we pay tribute to all those times in his career that he has dared to break the mould and look at the films where he has played more than just the chocolate lover boy.