As per our trade sources, Red Chillies Entertainment Pvt. Ltd.'s Billu, starring Irrfan Khan, Lara Dutta and Shahrukh Khan (in an extended special appearance), has been rated a social and given a 'U' censor certificate (C.C. No. CIL/1/12/2009) that is a universal certificate, with zero cuts. The length of the film is 3914.87 metres in 16 reels.
That Billu has been given a universal certificate by the censor board comes as no surprise as the movie is an out and out healthy entertainer with lots of emotional contents thrown, which makes it a perfect family fare, like most of Priyadarshan's films. Trade predicts a good to decent opening for Billu, which should pick up by good word of mouth, but a lot will depend upon the length and placement of Shahrukh's portions in the film.