08-12-2021
02/23/2017

CBFC refuses to certify Lipstick Under My Burkha because it is lady oriented

The Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) has refused to certify filmmaker Alankrita Shrivastava’s Lipstick Under My Burkha. The film has been awarded the Oxfam Award for Best Film on Gender Equality and has been selected for several international film festivals.

In a letter dated 25 January to the producers, the reasons given by the Board for refusing to certify the film is as follows:

"The story is lady oriented, their fantasy above life. There are contanious sexual scenes, abusive words, audio pornography and a bit sensitive touch about one particular section of society, hence film refused under guidelines 1(a), 2(vii), 2(ix), 2(x), 2(xi), 2(xii) and 3(i). (sic)"

Set in small town India, the film stars Konkona Sen Sharma, Ratna Pathak Shah, Aahana Kumra and Plabita Borthakur.

4 comments on “CBFC refuses to certify Lipstick Under My Burkha because it is lady oriented”

  1. What a shame, CBFC has to stop. Let the audiance decide by themselves what they want to watch...

  2. Yes cbfc sud be ban for lifetime
    If we don't HV problem then why they are banning

  3. if this film is really based on equality of women and man than why the makers have included porn audio
    abusive language
    if they want to show equality
    than they need to make universal film on the equality
    so than every body can watch and learn something
    but this filmmakers r selling the film in the name of art
    using abusive language is not a art

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