New Delhi: Lipstick Under My Burkha actress Plabita Borthakur says that her new film depicts women the way they are and that is making the society 'uncomfortable,' reports news agency IANS. "It's great that the film got so much attention. It is high time we realise that women are not how they are portrayed in most films. The realness of the characters and the situations in the film is what is making some people uncomfortable. But it's time we stop being happy in denial, and accept reality in cinema," says Plabita. She plays the role of Rehana, a college student, who is a fan of Miley Cyrus' music under her burkha.
- Lipstick Under My Burkha has collected over Rs 9 crore in a week
- The film is a mirror to the society, says Plabita Borthakur
- Plabita says it's time people accept reality in cinema
"The best part about the film is that it is not preachy. I think it is a mirror to the society. It shows life as it is. The characters aren't either white or black, you see grey, like we all are," she added.
Plabita Borthakur plays one of the four protagonists in Alankrita Shrivastava's Lipstick Under My Burkha. Of working with Konkona Sen Sharma, Ratna Pathak Shah and Aahana Kumra, Plabita told IANS: "I am glad I got the chance to work with such ace actors like Ratna Pathak and Konkona ma'am."
Lipstick Under My Burkha, which won accolades at several international film festivals, was initially refused certification by the Central Board of Film Certification. The Film Certification Appellate Tribunal intervened and the Prakash Jha-produced film released last week with 'A' certification and some edits.
Lipstick Under My Burkha, which is distributed by Ekta Kapoor's ALT Balaji, earned a little over Rs 9 crore, reported trade analyst Taran Adarsh.
#LipstickUnderMyBurkha Fri 1.22 cr, Sat 2.17 cr, Sun 2.41 cr, Mon 1.28 cr, Tue 1.36 cr, Wed 1.27 cr. Total: 9.71 cr. ROCK-STEADY!— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) July 27, 2017
(With IANS inputs)