Lipstick Under My Burkha is cleared for a theatrical release in India after FCAT decided to ban the movie.
At a press conference, the producer Prakash Jha said: I am very happy for the film, after our battle with censorship, ‘Lipstick Under My Burkha’ cleared with A certificate and will be released soon, “I really laughed when I heard the CBFC (Central Board of Film Certification) decision and the way they had interpreted the whole film. It was ridiculous to interpret a story like that. Our society and all other societies have stereotyped women’s existence. Women should look, think, behave, dream or do anything in a particular way which is entirely male oriented. They (women) will be part of our life but the way we (men) want them to be. Women cannot think, dream or talk about their career or satisfaction, “Our film was a simple story of four women in a very normal, funny conversation talking about their dreams, aspirations, bodies, sexuality, career and then what happened? A male gazing mind oriented CBFC gets scared about how a woman can talk about themselves and think. But I was confident that if it’s presented properly and a set of people look at it with a rational point of view, it will be understood. And that’s what happened,