After many controversies and battles with the Pahlaj Nihalani-led Censor Board, ‘lady-oriented’ Lipstick Under My Burkha finally is in the theatres.
‘Lipstick Under My Burkha’ is one of those movies that gave nightmares to the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), or to be precise, to Pahlaj Nihalani. From calling the film “lady oriented” to cutting almost half the film calling it “too bold for the audience” the censor board did every possible thing to stop its release.
The movie is about lives of four women living in Bhopal who have their sexual desires and needs but are scared to express it aloud because of the society we live in.
The film had to struggle for almost six months to get the release certificate from the censor board. But that’s not all; the censor board cut around twenty-seven scenes from the film calling them “too bold for the audience” before releasing it.
This list has been doing the rounds on the internet. It consists of 11 cuts made in the film and 16 cuts that the filmmakers did for CBFC’s satisfaction.
Check, here’s the trailer of “Lipstick Under My Burkha”