Sanskari censor board bans Lipstick Under My Burka

Censor board has again sparked outrage after banning ‘Lipstick Under My Burka’, which supposed to be story of four sexually liberated women. Since this is one of its kind story narrated about free-spirited women living in small towns.

Although the movie directed by Alankrita Srivastava and produced by Prakash Jha, has made a mark at several film festivals, but Indian censor board members are not convinced that the movie is suitable for the audience.

The main characters in the movie includes – a college student who wears a burka, and a 55-year-old who rediscovers a sex life after the death of her husband.

But India’s Central Board of Film Certification has described it as ‘lady-oriented’, contained ‘audio pornography’ and that it would not clear the Hindi film for general release.

According to the letter released by the board: ‘The story is lady oriented, their fantasy above (sic) life. There are contanious (sic) sexual scenes, abusive words, audio pornography and a bit sensitive.”

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