As the film is ready to release, it is already surrounded by controversy. The Salon and Beauty Parlors Association objected to the original title, Billu Barber, stating that ‘barber was a derogatory term’. Producer Shah Rukh Khan quickly obliged, and now the term ‘barber’ has been covered by paper on all posters in India.
We hope nothing else hinders the release of the film.
Synopsis: (courtesy of official site)
Billu Barber is a story of a simple ordinary man who led an extra ordinary life.
Bilas Rao Pardesi was living in his village with his wife Bindiya and two great kids.
Life was bitter sweet…we can say more sweet than bitter.
One day a superstar came into their lives and everything changed.
Life changed, people changed, friends changed, the village changed but one man did not…Billu Barber.
Will this ordinary man redefine the words of ordinary?
Will the world see the greatness behind his small existence?
And most of all, will life ever be the same for Billu Barber again?
Billu stars Irfan Khan, Lara Dutta, Rajpal Yadav, Om Puri, Manoj Joshi, and Shah Rukh Khan in an extended cameo appearance. It releases in theaters on February 13th. Be sure to check it out!