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Special screening of 'Billu' held for hairstylists, barbers.

Byline: ANI

Mumbai, Feb 13 (ANI): Large number of hairstylists and barbers turned up for the screening of 'Billu' here last evening.

The film starring Shahrukh Khan, which was initially titled 'Billu Barber' ran into controversy when hairdressers objected to the use of word 'barber' in the title as derogatory, forcing the filmmakers to drop the word from the title.

Khan spoke with an association of hairdressers and salon owners and said he would hide the word 'barber' from posters and billboards, and bleep out the word from the film.

Expressing their happiness at the filmmakers' decision, the barbers said, "He has kept his word and we are very happy and have come here to watch the movie. It is a special Valentine gift that he has given to us."

Khan said he hoped the people could understand that the film is all about good feelings and all the negativity surrounding the film could die down.

"I hope they love it. People can understand a film is about good feelings so all this negativity can die down and we can have fun making more films," he added.

Shahrukh Khan plays a popular Bollywood actor in the film, which is about a village hairdresser and his friendship with a movie star.

The film is directed by Priyadarshan and is produced by Shahrukh Khan. (ANI)

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