In a last minute attempt to appease the barbers Shahrukh has decided to drop the word 'barber' from the title in the pre-release promotional campaigns. The actor said it was too late to change title of the movie but he doesn't want to hurt the sentiments of the barbers. The movie hits the theatres on February 13 and stars Irrfan Khan and Lara Dutta in the lead.
Just days ahead of its release Shahrukh Khan's Billu Barber has run into a controversy. The Salon and Beauty Parlour associations are up in arms against the movie's title which uses the word 'barber' which they say is objectionable. Red Chillies Entertainment Ltd had in fact tied up with about 500 barbers across Mumbai to promote the movie and displayed the movie posters in their shops.