“Lipstick maat lagao, affair ho jayega. Jeans maat pehno, scandal ho jayega.”
‘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.
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.
However, the censor board made it difficult for the makers to release the movie and spread their message to the audience. The movie has finally been released and has got a great response. The audience is saying a lot of great things about the movie and the message it conveys.
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.
Here’s the list:
The list consists of 11 cuts made in the film that include some abusive words and kissing scenes. The list also consists of 16 cuts that filmmakers had to make for CBFC.
Do you think that the Censor Board cuts the film in a way that it loses the message it is meant to convey? Do let us know in the comments.