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CBFC Refuses To Certify Award Winning 'Lipstick Under My Burkha' Coz It Is Lady Oriented

The Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) has refused to certify filmmaker Alankrita Shrivastava’s Lipstick Under My Burkha.

CBFC refuses to certify Lipstick under my Burkha
Still from Lipstick Under My Burkha
The film has been awarded the Oxfam Award for Best Film on Gender Equality and has been selected for several international film festivals.

In a letter dated 25 January to the producers, the reasons given by the Board for refusing to certify the film is as follows:

“The story is lady oriented, their fantasy above life. There are contanious sexual scenes, abusive words, audio pornography and a bit sensitive touch about one particular section of society, hence film refused under guidelines 1(a), 2(vii), 2(ix), 2(x), 2(xi), 2(xii) and 3(i)”

Below is the complete letter that CBFC has sent the producers, for you to read

This irate the producers and the film fraternity and they have started showing their displeasure on Social media.

This is what Farhan Akhtar had to say on this.

Alankrita along with her producer Prakash Jha, are expected to take the battle over the certification of Lipstick Under My Burkha till the Film Certification Appellate Tribunal (FCAT) if needed.

Set in small town India, the film stars Konkona Sen Sharma, Ratna Pathak Shah, Aahana Kumra and Plabita Borthakur.

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