This film was selected for VMFA by the contemporary Tibetan American artist whose works are now on view in the exhibition Tsherin Sherpa: Spirits. Billu Barber: A dashing mega-movie star (Shah Rukh Khan) comes to a small village to make a film. When rumors spread that Billu (Irrfan Khan), a poor haircutter, was the star’s pal in school, he becomes a celebrity overnight. Trouble begins when townsfolk want to meet the star. This sweet comedy-drama delivers with several sensational neo-Bollywood dance numbers. Also stars Lara Dutta, Kareena Kapoor, and Deepika Padukone. Directed by Priyadarsha and made in India. (2009; Hindi with English subtitles;137 min)
Masks are required in the Leslie Cheek Theater.