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What does "above one's title" mean in the following Quote of Shabana Azmi: " Shah Rukh Khan, glad you are giving heroines credit above your title. Please also do a heroine-oriented films in which you play secondary role."
 

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Billing above and below the title are technical terms from the film industry. If a heroine is billed above the title, her name is printed first, above the title of the film. The Hollywood roots of the system are explained here:

Billing (filmmaking) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
 
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