While we’ve found out quite a bit about the Shahrukh Khan and Alia Bhatt dynamic from Dear Zindagi’s trailers – be it about Kaira’s (Alia) heartbreaks or her friendship with Jug (Shahrukh Khan) – the one question burning on everyone’s mind is whether the two characters end up falling in love. While the teasers so far have given us no hints in that department, we might have gotten our answer in the form of the newly released song Ae Zindagi Gale Laga Le. The music video for the song, which came out on November 22, shows Alia’s character Kaira sharing a strong bond with Shahrukh Khan, who plays Jehangir aka Jug, a psychologist.
As the video continues, we get some hints that Kaira might view Jug as more than just a friend. In one shot, the pair is visiting a monument and while clicking pictures of her surroundings, Kaira tries to take a photo of Jug. However, the minute he turns to her, she gets shy and hastily continues shooting the monument. Many scenes show the duo talking in what appears to be Jug’s office as Kaira is fully immersed in his words. Other shots in the video see the pair going through life’s ups and downs together, as any two friends would. In some scenes, we see Kaira enjoying life’s simpler pleasures, which most people tend to overlook, such as jumping in a puddle and getting wet. One of the final shots of this 2-minute video is the most telling, when Shahrukh Khan and Alia are shaking hands and she looks quite dreamy-eyed as she gazes at him.
Will Alia eventually fall in love with her mentor? That remains to be seen when the film, which also stars Kunal Kapoor, Ali Zafar and Angad Bedi, releases later this week.