'Barbers' miffed with film title Billu Barber

If The Salon and Beauty Parlors Association has its way, Shah Rukh Khan will have to rename his film Billu Barber to Billu hairdresser. The association has allegedly problem with the word barber as they find it "derogatory and insulting term".
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Updated on Feb 07, 2009 06:06 PM IST
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Agencies | ByHT Correspondent, New Delhi

If The Salon and Beauty Parlors Association has its way, Shah Rukh Khan will have to rename his film Billu Barber to Billu hairdresser. The association has allegedly problem with the word barber as they find it "derogatory and insulting term".

It is to be noted that for promoting the film, SRK has recently tied up with over 500 'barber' shops across Mumbai and has sent them vinyls of the film, and cassettes and CDs of the film to be displayed and played at their shops.

SRK's film has joined the league of controversial films like Chandni Chowk to China and Ghajini that were under fire for hurting religious sentiments and copyright issue respectively.

Now the association wants a special screening to be held for them and according to reports SRK for the screening on February 12.

"But I want it to be held on February 9, so that if there's anything objectionable in the film, we can get it changed. If they don't, the association members will take to the streets to protest against the film. There are 27000 association members in Mumbai and 3.5 lakh in Maharashtra." Uday Takke, The President of the association told Mumbai Mirror.

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