Lipstick Under My Burkha cleared for limited release in India

Lipstick Under My Burkha cleared for limited release in India

The film was initially banned by the Indian censor board for being too "lady oriented".
Updated 29 Apr, 2017

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.


Fair opinions Apr 29, 2017 06:39pm
Congrats for getting permission. Bring more ideas to audiences. Show some positive achievements of enpowered women .
Raj Apr 29, 2017 08:28pm
Its a shame that the film board is still auditing what people are allowed to see. But happy to see that there is massive support for some genuine people in industry who are trying to push the envelope by talking about things which are uncomfortable, which people shy to talk but that needs to be discussed. Sexuality is a biological trait, by not speaking about it we aren't doing any bad but by speaking about it, also we aren't doing any bad, its perfectly fine. I don't think young India gives a damn to the film certification board.
SUDHAKAR, USA Apr 29, 2017 08:45pm
Good luck Alankrita.
satt Apr 29, 2017 10:43pm
In India justice is slow but sure.In India if you fight for your right justice will finally come to you with garlands.One day everything will be fast like bullet train.
ind bihari Apr 29, 2017 11:46pm
What is Problem with this Movie name???? Lots of movies came on Hindu religious name and they have done some fun for audience like PK. ppl enjoyed it
bhujang Apr 30, 2017 07:38am
No one will care. Next couple of months belong to Bahubali-2.
Reader Apr 30, 2017 09:05am
When it comes to Bollywood there is no border between Pakistan and India.
satt Apr 30, 2017 12:37pm
@bhujang People who lives in real world cares.
anurag Apr 30, 2017 05:50pm
Hope to see this movie in Pakistan.
Ashraf Apr 30, 2017 08:48pm
@Raj AK got it released right ?
harinarayan vishwakarma May 01, 2017 12:36am
Hi alankrita we win. I feel today's. I want to ask releaseing date . My relatives and friends want to watch our movie very much .i m too in a seen . So I have a big queracity. thanks i am an artist from bharat bhawan Bhopal. It was awesome moment when I was work with you. Any time available for work with you . Good luck
harinarayan vishwakarma May 01, 2017 12:39am
Congratulations alankrita and teem
Anwar Mahmood May 01, 2017 06:35am
It does'nt matter. When you can hide your pretty face under burka.the butifying lipstick can hide with it. On the right opportunity, the lips under the butifying pink lipstick will get even deeper bite.