Rajinikanth starrer Tamil film Kuselan's flop has definitely affected Shahrukh Khan. Not to take any chances, he has decided to push ahead his produced film, Billoo Barber (based on the same Malayalam film that Kuselan was) to February 2009.
Sources tell us, "Billoo Barber was confirmed for a Diwali 2008 release but it is now going to come anytime between January end to mid February. There are two songs to be shot and also there are some scenes that are being re-shot. This re-shooting is being especially done to avoid mistakes that Kuselan had. The film was not well received by even the most ardent of Rajinikanth fans. SRK doesn't want the same to happen to his film. He is also making sure the length of his film is not very long like Kuselan (180 minutes) was."
"One more reason for the postponement is that Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi directed by Aditya Chopra is slated for a December 12th release. Shahrukh doesn't want to bring both his films almost together and end up over exposing himself. We all know how much SRK goes all out of his way to promote his films. It may result in two much too soon for him if he brings both films in a gap of weeks and SRK knows it well. The industry talk is that Adi Chopra's film is a safer bet for SRK as his next release because Billoo Barber is unlike any previous Shahrukh Khan starrer film. It's a very serious film and no one can predict its fate at the box office. The Yash Raj film however marks the return of Aditya Chopra to direction after a long gap of 8 years and is much more anticipated by SRK fans than Billoo Barber," the source adds before concluding.