Is Gauri Shinde's Dear Zindagi a Copy Of a Canadian TV Series?
Find out what the director had to say about it
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!