- Lipstick Under My Burkha releases on July 21
- Lipstick Under My Burkha is directed by Alankrita Shrivastav
- Celebs have reviewed it as "funny", dark" and "necessary"
"They said it has 'contagious sexual scenes. They called it a 'woman's fantasy above life'," the trailer featured all of these in bold, along with accompanying scenes that would make the 'conservative' Censor Board very, very uncomfortable.
Directed by Alankrita Shrivastav, Lipstick Under My Burkha has an impressive cast with Ratna Pathak Shah, Konkana Sen Sharma, Aahana Kumra and Plabita Borthakur in lead roles. Lipstick Under My Burkha tracks the story of four women with a longing for the taste of the "prohibited." Female sexuality and the society's regressive approach towards it are the dominant themes of the film.
Meanwhile, a section of Bollywood stars have already watched the movie and described it with words like "funny", dark" and "necessary." Talking to news agency AFP, the director said the film's release is actually "victory for women's rights." She added: "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."
Produced by Prakash Jha, Lipstick Under My Burkha hits screens tomorrow.