Prakash Jha’s movies are always in the news for some or the other reason, but this time CBFC has refused to certify his upcoming film, ‘Lipstick Under My Burkha’, stating sexual scenes, abusive words, audio pornography and ‘woman fantasies’ as reasons.
The reasons stated in the letter read:
“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)
‘Lipstick Under My Burkha’ is about four women, belonging to different age and financial groups, who bring their fantasies to life.
Check out the badass trailer here if you already haven’t:
The film features Konkana Sensharma, Ratna Pathak Shah, Aahana Kumra, and Plabita Borthakur in lead roles. Apart from them, it also features Sushant Singh, Vikrant Massey, and Shashank Arora.
Prakash Jha, known for making movies on current affairs, says making a purely political film in the country is impossible as there is no freedom of expression. Having made political films like ‘Gangajal’, ‘Apharhan’, and ‘Rajneeti’, he said there are very few people with ideologically sound minds who choose films as a medium to communicate.