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Lipstick Under My Burkha: New poster is a gesture to Censor Board?

The film hit headlines after the Central Board Film Certification (CBFC) headed by Pahlaj Nihalani refused it certification for its “sexual content, abusive words and audio pornography”.

bollywood Updated: Jul 12, 2017 08:48 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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Lipstick Under My Burkha will hit the screens on July 21, 2017.

The makers of Lipstick Under My Burkha on Monday released a new poster that can be interpreted as their answer to the Central Board Of Film Certification, also known as the censor board. It features a hand showing the middle finger.

The film made headlines across the country after the censor board, headed by Pahlaj Nihalani, refused to certify it on account of “sexual content, abusive words and audio pornography”.

Later, the film’s director moved The Film Certification Appellate Tribunal (FCAT) against the decision. The tribunal hears appeals filed by filmmakers or producers who are aggrieved by the censor board’s orders.

The FCAT instead recommended an adult certification for the film, which explores women’s sexuality.

Trashing the censor board’s arguments, the FCAT ordered that the film be granted an ‘A’ certificate with “voluntary and some additional cuts and deletions”. It also asked the filmmakers to reduce the duration of sex scenes.

Amid an uproar against censorship, Nihalani had refused to certify the film starring Konkona Sen Sharma and Ratna Pathak. He termed the movie as “lady-oriented” and a “fantasy above life”.

Directed by Alankrita Shrivastava, the film will hit the screens on July 21, 2017.

First Published: Jun 20, 2017 14:55 IST