Many reports have been circulating of late spreading the news of Gauri Shinde's script for Dear Zindagi being a copy of a well-known Canadian TV series, Being Erica. Reportedly the “the producers of the series, Temple Street Productions had sent a legal notice to Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions for copyright infringement," said a source previously on a Bollywoodlife report.
Gauri Shinde recently spoke about these allegations stating, "Dear Zindagi is a deeply personal film. There is only one thing it borrows from. That’s my life…. there are a million films and serials with therapists like there are with doctors. Just because there is a doctor in a film does not mean it borrows from another film with a doctor. Am deeply disturbed by irresponsible comments from people who have no clue what it is that they are referring to… I have not seen this series that they refer to.. and I cannot comment on what is in it. In today’s world where everybody sees everything I am not so dumb that I believe I can get away by deliberate plagiarism nor am I so insensitive to borrow. Without giving credit from anybody who has created anything for such a sensitive and important cause."
And there you have it - an official clarification straight from the horse's mouth!