Prakash Jha’s ‘Lipstick Under My Burkha’ screened for FCAT

The film is directed by Alankrita Shrivastava and produced by Prakash Jha.

Prakash Jha’s home production ‘Lipstick Under My Burkha’ screened for the FCAT (the Film Certification Appellate Tribunal) in New Delhi today.

Prakash Jha's home production 'Lipstick Under My Burkha' screened for the FCAT  (the Film Certification Appellate Tribunal) in New Delhi today.

Earlier, the film has been rejected by Central Board Of Film Certification (CBFC) stating that the film is not fit for public viewing due to sexual references and abusive language.


The FCAT team watching the film are Justice Sareen, Shekhar Ayyer, Poonam Dhillon, Senior Advocate Veena Gupta and former journalist and activist Shazia Ilmi.

The FCAT team watching the film are Justice Sareen, Shekhar Ayyer, Poonam Dhillon, Senior Advocate Veena Gupta and former journalist and activist Shazia Ilmi.

In This Image: Konkona Sen Sharma
As per the report, “The screening of the film will get over only at around 5 pm. After that we will know the fate of the film.”


Actress Konkona Sen Sharma was upset with the conclusion of the CBFC to deny a certificate to her film ‘Lipstick Under My Burkha’. She feels the CBFC should just yield a certificate, and not ban films at all.

Actress Konkona Sen Sharma was upset with the conclusion of the CBFC to deny a certificate to her film 'Lipstick Under My Burkha'. She feels the CBFC should just yield a certificate, and not ban films at all.

In This Image: Prakash Jha
The movie, also starring Ratna Pathak Shah, chronicles the hidden lives of four women of different ages in a modest township in India as they search for different forms of freedom.


“Lipstick Under My Burkha” has been viewed as too “lady oriented” in content and according to the censor board, it is intertwined with sexual scenes and abusive language.

“Lipstick Under My Burkha” won a Gender Equality Award at the Mumbai Film Festival last year and lately won the Audience Award at the Glasgow Film Festival.



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