‘Lipstick Under My Burkha’ is one of those movies that gave nightmares to the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), or to be precise, to Pahlaj Nihalani. From calling the film “lady oriented” to cutting almost half the film calling it “too bold for the audience” the censor board did every possible thing to stop its release.
Leading ladies of the film ‘Lipstick Under My Burkha’. sify.com
Yes, the film is women oriented and it does have scenes that project women in a way in which society does not want them to be. S-E-X, it’s just not a word or three letters, it’s something that women should not think of till a man asks for it. The film revolves around the stories of four women from Bhopal, who deal with the taboos of society against their sexual desires. The society never gives women the right to express their need for sex, rather it’s just the man who can think of it. Raising this bold issue, Alankrita Shrivastava has made this movie.
A scene from the film. indiatimes
The film had to struggle for almost six months to get the release certificate from the censor board. But that’s not all, the censor board cut around twenty-seven scenes from the film calling them “too bold for the audience” before releasing it. The picture that contains a list of the scenes that the censor board chopped off is taking rounds on the internet and believe us, the list is really shocking.