- Kalki Koechlin says the film is 'funny, dark and all too true'
- Shraddha described it as, 'Fearless, relevant, eye opening, liberating'
- Lipstick Under My Burkha releases this Friday
#LipstickUnderMyBurkha. So so so happy to see such an amazing film. Fearless, relevant, eye opening, liberating. Girl power all the way— Shraddha (@ShraddhaKapoor) July 19, 2017
Lipstick Under My Burkha, which has been screened at several international film festivals, will release in India on July 21 after a stiff fight with the Censor Board, which initially refused to certify it for being "lady oriented." The Film Certification Appellate Tribunal intervened and asked CBFC to grant it an 'A' certificate along with a few alterations.
Speaking to news agency AFP, Alankrita Shrivastava said the release of Lipstick Under My Burkha is a 'victory for women's rights.' She said: "It's not just about my film and our cast and crew. If it had not released (then) that would have set a precedent that it's okay to gag 50 percent of the population."
Lipstick Under My Burkha is the story of four women, who explore their sexuality while battling a regressive society and mindset. Konkona Sen Sharma, Ratna Pathak Shah, Aahana Kumra and Plabita Borthakur are the four protagonists of the film with Sushant Singh and Vikrant Massey in supporting roles.
(With AFP inputs)