Women always had a world of their own, and now, that world is not covered by a burkha anymore.
Progressiveness and CBFC (Central Board of Film Certification) never go hand-in-hand. Whenever realistic filmmakers try to say something which is attached to the most shamed word in the Indian dictionary, SEX, all they receive is another three-letter word, BAN.
Because our board wants to prove that they are the most sacred thing on his planet, and their “cuts” can save this kalyug.
The movie ‘Lipstick Under My Burkha’ was banned by the censor board in January. According to them, the story is “lady oriented … there are sexual scenes, abusive words, audio pornography and a bit sensitive touch about one particular section of society.”
Obviously, the ban had to happen. Because, sex is okay, but when you mix sex with women, Nihalani goes sleepless.
The release of the film suffered just because it echoed the sexual fantasies of a woman. A body of a woman is a body of emotions, too. Banning a film like this is a disrespect to the desires of women. The desires that are true to who she is. In India, a woman is expected to become just a living object, not even human. Her desires can breathe, but only under a burkha.
But, do men live with the same punishment?
These retarded values need to change. It is a fucking urgency. And ‘Lipstick Under In The Burkha’ will do exactly that.
The good news is that after a fair share of struggles, the movie is finally releasing on July 21. The makers of the film rightly vented out their frustration in their new trailer, and it is something that Pahlaj Nihalani would never want to see.