Billu opening to consistently good reviews from the critics, director Priyadarshan must be a satisfied man. And credit for that should not only go to the Priyadarshan, but also the lead actor Irrfan Khan and of course Shahrukh Khan, whose banner, Red Chillies Entertainment Pvt. Ltd. played such a vital part in the making of the film.
Priyadarshan says that he got all the support from Shahrukh during the production of the film. In fact, he and SRK got together like a house on fire! Comparing Shahrukh Khan to the Malayalam superstar, Mohanlal, Priyan says that working with Shahrukh was like working with his childhood friend, Mohanlal. There were no interruptions, no retakes, no dictats and no commands for reshoots. The film was completed as per the schedule.
Echoing Priyan's sentiments was the lead actor of Billu, Irrfan Khan, who says that SRK was like an obedient schoolboy in front of the director. Elaborating, Irrfan adds that Shahrukh Khan wanted a retake of a lengthy scene, in which he had almost two pages of dialogues, but Priyan did not agree as he felt that the shot taken was good. And to Irrfan's surprise, SRK accepted Priyan's decision and did not argue or even grimace. Well, that's what we call professionalism which makes superstars out of stars!