The superstar has an extended cameo in the film and in an interview to Anupama Chopra for Film Companion, Khan revealed that he does not have the courage to do a full-fledged film like Dear Zindagi.
"People might say 'Shah Rukh Khan ne yeh role kyun kiya' when they watch Dear Zindagi, but I think it is very interesting role and a nicely made film. I can add to it by just learning things on sets, because I don't have the courage to do a full-fledged film like that because the stardom is too big or I have not been offered such a script or whatever reason be it.
I will be lying if I say that I want people to like it and commercial success does not matter, because I would like that to happen. But if it does not happen, it is not...," said Shah Rukh Khan
Directed by Gauri Shinde, Dear Zindagi is slated to hit the big screen on 25 November 2016. The movie stars Alia Bhatt in lead.