Posted on July 7, 2017 at 8:30 am

Bollywood

Aahana Kumra almost didn’t do Lipstick Under my Burkha

‘Lipstick Under My Burkha’ directed by Alankrita Shrivastava and produced by Prakash Jha is a story of four women who are exploring lives and searching for freedom. The beautiful and talented Aahana Kumra who comes from a strong theatre background plays the role of a small town girl who is desperately hoping to escape her future arranged marriage.

But initially, Aahana almost had lost the opportunity to be a part of this movie because the movie was supposed to be shot when she was shooting for her ongoing TV series ‘Yudh’ alongside Mr. Amitabh Bachchan. Aahana had to say no to the film but was sad that she couldn’t be a part of this movie which has such a great script. Fortunately, ‘Lipstick Under My Burkha’s production dates were postponed. Meanwhile, the team was in search for a perfect fit for the role but after auditioning other people they still thought that Aahana was a perfect choice.  Director Alankrita Shrivastava contacted her again and asked her if she was still interested for the role in the movie and she instantly agreed to it.  It was in her fortune to play and be a part of such a brilliant movie.

Speaking about it, Aahana said,

“Fortune favours the brave and viola, it came to me again! Alankrita‘s casting team Shruti and Parag called me and asked me if I was free in August and I was appalled to know they hadn’t shot the film yet. They said we are still keen on you but now there is an audition process that you have to go through. They had tested almost the whole of Bombay and I too tested for the part. I bagged the role and was so happy to be collaborating on a script that was going to turn into a movement with the most stellar cast!”