Deeply disturbed by 'irresponsible' comments, says Gauri Shinde

Deeply disturbed by 'irresponsible' comments, says Gauri Shinde

Director Gauri Shinde is being accused of taking huge chunks of “Dear Zindagi” from Canadian TV series "Being Erica", and in a press release has said that she is  "deeply disturbed" by "irresponsible comments" that are being made against her. She said, '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," she said in a statement.

Shinde also went on to say that "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".

"Dear Zindagi” was declared a huge it and it starred Shah Rukh Khan, Ali Zafar, Aditya Roy Kapur, Kunal Kapoor and Angad Bedi.