WHAT DIRECTOR ALANKRITA SHRIVASTAVA OF FILM ‘LIPSTICK UNDER MY BURKHA’ REVEALS ABOUT THE IDEA BEHIND THE TITLE OF THE FILM ?

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 present here, 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 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.  The Times  of  India : 12th. July,17

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