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Lipstick Under My Burkha director reveals what the title really means

Alankrita Shrivastava’s Lipstick Under My Burkha is about four women who are leading four separate battles for their freedom.

bollywood Updated: Jul 12, 2017 11:12 IST
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Lipstick Under My Burkha,Konkana Sen Sharma,Ratna Pathak Shah
Konkana Sen Sharma in a still from Lipstick Under My Burkha.

Director of the controversial film Lipstick Under My Burkha, Alankrita Shrivastava says the metaphorical title refers to the idea that it is impossible for the society to kill women’s passion and dreams.

Alankrita, along with the team, was recently in New Delhi, as part of the film’s promotions, where she was asked how she came up with the interesting title.

“Lipstick Under My Burkha is a metaphoric title. It refers to the idea that women will always have a pulsating desire to be free.”

Adding, “They will always keep dreaming even if society puts them into boxes or restrains them, they can’t kill women’s passion, ambition and dreams. It also talks about the things that women sometimes do in secret because they are not allowed to do them in public. So the title is about hidden dreams, secret fantasies and hidden ambitions.”

The cast of the Alankrita Shrivastava-directorial includes Konkona Sen Sharma, Ratna Pathak Shah and Sonal Jha, among others.

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The movie is about four women who are leading four separate battles for their freedom. The makers had an elaborate battle with the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) for its ‘lady oriented’ content.

Overruling the censor board’s refusal, Film Certification Appellate Tribunal (FCAT) has issued ‘A’ or ‘Adult’ certificate to feminist drama and it finally releases on July 21.

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First Published: Jul 12, 2017 09:11 IST