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Di­rec­tor (be­low) feels she could have done a bet­ter job with her last film Dear Zindagi, which starred Shah Rukh Khan and Alia Bhatt. “I am my own critic. I look back and al­ways feel I want to make cer­tain changes,” she says. The di­rec­tor re­grets not adding a cer­tain scene in the film. “There is a deleted scene of air­craft that is out on YouTube. I wished I had kept it, but then there was an is­sue [movie length] so we couldn’t keep it. It was a hard call to take. But there are cer­tain things right for that mo­ment,” she adds.

Shinde, who made her di­rec­to­rial de­but English Vinglish (2012) star­ring Sridevi, is happy that ac­tors like Shah Rukh Khan and Alia Bhatt agreed to work with her. “I don’t write sto­ries keep­ing ac­tors in mind. I work hard on the sto­ries which con­vinces the ac­tors to come on board. I have been lucky that these peo­ple said yes to the films im­me­di­ately af­ter read­ing the story,” she says.

Her de­but film won sev­eral awards but that was not the case with Dear Zindagi. The film­maker, how­ever, is not dis­heart­ened as she does not find awards au­then­tic. “It doesn’t mat­ter to me, as it is a bit of a game. If they were cred­i­ble, it would’ve mat­tered.”

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