Lipstick Under My Burkha cleared for limited release in India

Updated 29 Apr, 2017 05:59pm

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The film was initially banned by the Indian censor board for being too "lady oriented".

Film Lipstick Under My Burkha has finally been cleared by the Indian censor board.

The award winning film had initially been denied classification due to abusive language, sexual scenes and being "[lady-oriented],"1 by the India's Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC).

Director Alankrita Shrivastava claimed this an "assault on women's rights" as she believed the main reason to deny clarification was that the film exposed sexism.

The director made an appeal which paid off as The Guardian reveals that on Wednesday, Lipstick Under My Burkha finally got clearance for release in India.

The decision was made by an appeals board which claimed that the CBFC "misdirected themselves in denying certification on the ground that the story of the film is women oriented."

However, there will be a number of cuts and edits in the film, which he director had offered and the Film Certification Appellate Tribunal (FCAT) accepted.

According to Shrivastava "Of course I would have loved no cuts, but the FCAT has been very fair and clear. I feel that we will be able to release the film without hampering the narrative or diluting its essence."

A release date has yet to be announced for Lipstick Under My Burkha.