'Lipstick Under My Burkha' needs to reach wider audience: Director

Sakshi Chaturvedi
Published on: 6 Jun 2017 4:46 AM GMT
Lipstick Under My Burkha needs to reach wider audience: Director
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'Lipstick Under My Burkha' needs to reach wider audience: Director
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New Delhi: "Lipstick Under My Burkha" director Alankrita Shrivastava is ecstatic that Ekta Kapoor's Alt Entertainment will present and distribute the movie. She said that the film deserves the best release and a wide audience.

"I am thrilled that Ekta Kapoor's Alt Entertainment will be presenting and distributing Lipstick Under My Burkha. It's going to be fun to promote and release the film. I really believe that the film needs to reach a wider audience," Shrivastava stated.

"We have fought so hard to be allowed to screen this film legally in theatres, it deserves the best release," Shrivastava added.

The movie, which has done its fair share of festival rounds, was caught in a mess with the censor board deeming it too 'lady oriented' in content, laced with sexual scenes and abusive words.

What else Alankrita Shrivastava said?

  • Films by women, about women and through women's eyes need to be made and watched.
  • I think the theatrical release of 'Lipstick Under My Burkha' in India is a moment of celebration for all women in India.
  • Why should women's stories of love, sex, secrets and rebellion not be screened and watched widely? Let's claim our right to watch 'lady-oriented' films.

After a long battle with the censor board, the makers finally received a certificate for release following Film Certification Appellate Tribunal's directive last week.

Produced by Prakash Jha, the film features actors like Konkona Sensharma and Ratna Pathak Shah, and tells the story of four small town women in search of a little freedom.The film is slated to release on July 28.

Sakshi Chaturvedi

Sakshi Chaturvedi

A journalist, presently working as a Sub-Editor at newstrack.com.

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