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Gauri Shinde hits back

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“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…” That’s Gauri Shinde giving it back to sensation-seekers who accuse her of plagiarising Canadian TV show ‘Being Erica’.

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Even as reports suggest that the makers of the show have supposedly sent producers Dharma Productions a copyright infringement notice, Gauri maintained, “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.”

Aptly put, as despite the film revolving around a character played by Alia Bhatt, who goes through insomnia and romantic distress and is counselled by a psychologist played by Shah Rukh Khan, Gauri avers that she has never watched the TV show in question.

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What’s more, Shinde also declared that she would never be ‘dumb’ enough to borrow without giving credit. “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.” Oh dear zindagi!