These fabulous deleted scenes from Bollywood films should have made it to the final cut

One such scene which could not make it to the final cut of Alia Bhatt and Shah Rukh Khan’s Dear Zindagi needs your immediate attention.

Alia Bhatt and Shah Rukh Khan in Dear Zindagi

These films were a hit at the box office. They made us laugh and cry at the same time. But they could have been a little more, had certain other scenes made it to the final cut. At times it the Censor Board that puts its scissor hands to use and on other occasions, filmmakers snip a few scenes keeping in mind the running time of the film.

And one such scene which could not make it to the final cut of Alia Bhatt and Shah Rukh Khan’s Dear Zindagi needs your immediate attention.

This deleted scene from Dear Zindagi shows Dr Jehangir Khan (SRK) helping Kiara (Alia) with his words of wisdom. Shot in a fort in Goa, Jug tells Kiara the story of Dona Maria who lived as a man for almost 14 years to save her life. And how she overcomes her fear of coming out and finally becomes free. This deleted scene is point on – on how you need to overcome your fears to get in touch with your true self. And looking at this scene, the film’s climax makes all the more sense.

And this is not only deleted scene from Gauri Shinde’s film that strikes the right chord. Another deleted scene where Alia replies to an old man complaining about today’s generation is on point.

The scene takes place on a flight where Alia’s seat is already taken by an old man who wants to sit with his son and asks her to take his seat instead. Alia isn’t too comfortable sitting there, and requests the man to return to his seat, prompting him to go on a rant about “aaj kal ke bachche.” Her response is on point – one is not entitled to order people around on the basis of their age, and respect is something everyone should get, not just old people.

Here are other fabulous scenes from other Bollywood films that should have made it to the final cut.

Ae Dil Hai Mushkil

Fan

Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani

Rang De Basanti

Chak De

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