‘Barber’ to be removed from SRK’s Billu Barber
Shah Rukh Khan’s production house Red Chillies Entertainment made a film titled Billu Barber starring Irrfan Khan and Lara Dutta with SRK playing a cameo. This film is directed by Priyadarshan. Billu Barber is a remake of the Malayalam film Katha Parayumbol.
Salon and Beauty Parlors’ Association president Uday Takke raised an objection to the word barber in the title of the film as derogatory.
After discussions with representatives of the association, Shah Rukh Khan agreed to delete the word barber from the title of the film. This word will be removed from hoardings and posters. So, the title of the film will be Billu and not Billu Barber.
SRK said though his company stood by the fact that there was nothing wrong with the use of the word barber, they did not want to offend anybody.