Here's the scenario inside a theatre in Hyderabad when Shah Rukh's appeared in Dear Zindagi:
And here's another scene:
Here's what Shah Rukh had to say:
Oh wow... if this is actual currency..what can I say...uh..it's kind of lavish to say the least!Thx for the rich welcome https://t.co/J8WYsfyAsm? Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) November 25, 2016
Critics have said that Dear Zindagi is one of the best films of Shah Rukh and Alia Bhatt's careers. 2016 apparently it Alia Bhatt's year, who was lauded for her brilliant performance in Udta Punjab earlier this year. In Dear Zindagi, critics have singled out Alia, saying her work has been exemplary. In his review for NDTV, Saibal Chatterjee said that Alia gave a "dazzlingly good pivotal performance."
Bollywood celebrities who've seen the film are also impressed by Shah Rukh, Alia and director Gauri Shinde, who previous and first film was English Vinglish starring Sridevi. Here are few comments:
Dear Zindagi also stars Kunal Kapoor, Ali Zafar, Angad Bedi, Aditya Roy Kapur, Ira Dubey, Yashaswini Dayama and Rohit Saraf.