Ever since the release of its trailer, the film Lipstick Under My Burkha has been creating waves across media. Noted for its approach to a rather bold subject, the film has gained immense appreciation across the globe, with people raving about it!
However, as expected, it did fall into trouble with the censor board in India, who refused to certify the film, terming it as "lady oriented', and the calling the contents indecent. Starring Konkana Sen Sharma, Ratna Pathak Shah, Aahana Kumra and Plabita Brothakur, the film is about four small town Indian women - A burkha clad college girl, a young beautician, a mother of three and an aging widow - who decide to assert their personal rights. The film explores female desire through humour, quirkiness and edginess in equal measure, making it a one-of-its-kind film to tap into an unconventional topic.
Fans of the film who have been awaiting its release, can now finally rejoice as Ekta Kapoor has come to the rescue. Following the film receiving flak from the censor board, producer, Prakash Jha got in touch with TV czarina Ekta Kapoor, inviting her to watch the film as he believed it would resonate with her sensibilities. He was quoted saying, “Ekta is someone who has always done some path breaking work and with a lot of her women characters, she's inverted the power structure on television, making the woman protagonist the epicentre of power. She's a strong and dynamic studio head. In that sense she has a strong feminist pulse and I was very keen to know what she felt. And as soon as she finished watching it, she told me she and her studio wanted to present it to a much wider audience. I thought it would be fantastic for the film.”
Commenting on her association with the commercial entertainer, Ekta Kapoor said, “I entered the screening knowing I was going to watch a well appreciated film, but not only was I totally blown away by the content, I felt it was both credible and entertaining. Rarely do we have credible entertainers that stimulate the mind and are peppered with spunk and humour. Lipstick under my burkha, signifies a rebellion of the mind and is a film that celebrates women. I believe that this is story that needs to be told and wanted to put all the muscle behind a film like this"
The film is slated to release on the 28th of July (2017) and we’re beyond excited to watch this one!