Alankrita Shrivastava Opens Up On Issues With Censor Board For The Release Of ‘Lipstick Under My Burkha’

Alankrita Shrivastava's directorial movie ‘Lipstick Under My Burkha’ is yet to release in India. The movie has been featured in many International Film Festivals and has been appreciated but the Censor Board of India still hasn't given it a pass for screening in India and that makes Alankrita Shrivastava unhappy. In a recent interview, Shrivastava speaks up about the struggle of making the film and now facing the problem with Censor Board. She believes that ‘Lipstick Under My Burkha’ is a kind of movie which is very rare in India. She says, “we still look female protagonist with a male eye in the movies, even in movie 'Pink' and movie 'Dangal', which were the biggest hits of last year, they have a strong female protagonist, but ultimately it was a male superstar who saves the women.” When she was asked about the uncertain release of ‘Lipstick Under My Burkha’. She stated that movie has won nine awards including Grand Prize Jury for the Best Feature Film in Films De Femmes in France. “The film is travelling and getting appreciated and that gives me a hope that it will be soon released in India,” she said. According to her, more female filmmakers should step up to make good content film. “It is very important to see a women point of view”, she stated.
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