Sridevi, who was the star of Dear Zindagi director Gauri Shinde's first film English Vinglish, said that Alia is like 'magic onscreen:'
"Call me any time," SRK told Dia Mirza. "Was trying to call," he responded to Sushant Singh Rajput.
& @aliaa08 such precision, maturity & richness in emotions are so rare. I envy you & I hope i get to work with u some day :)? Sushant Singh Rajput (@itsSSR) November 24, 2016
Call me anytime and I will therapise for you. Keep smiling and thanks. https://t.co/VwbSmsH811? Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) November 24, 2016
Shabana Azmi tweeted on behalf of her husband Javed Akhtar. Alia, in her answering tweet, urged her 'Khaala' to watch Dear Zindagi, saying she'd "love, love to hear (her) thoughts."
A special screening of Dear Zindagi was held in Mumbai on Wednesday night. Shah Rukh Khan and Alia Bhatt were spotted being driven to the theatre. Their guests included Sridevi and her daughter Jhanvi Kapoor. A Sridevi song, Ae Zindagi Gale Laga Le from Sadma, has been used in this film.
Aditi, Dia, Sushant, Sidharth Malhotra and several others from the film fraternity also watched the film on Wednesday.
SRK and Alia were colour-coordinated in black:
The supporting cast of Dear Zindagi includes Kunal Kapoor, Angad Bedi, Aditya Roy Kapur, Ali Zafar and Ira Dubey. Co-produced by Shah Rukh Khan's Red Chillies Entertainment and Karan Johar's Dharma Productions, it releases on Friday.