The CBFC banned Lipstick Under My Burkha is eligible for the Golden Globe Awards

Lipstick Under My Burkha might get a Golden Globe nomination soon.

FP Staff April 10, 2017 16:27:21 IST
The CBFC banned Lipstick Under My Burkha is eligible for the Golden Globe Awards

Alankrita Srivastava’s Lipstick Under My Burkha might not have met the approval of CBFC and Pahlaj Nihalani, but the film has got a green light from the prestigious Golden Globe Awards.

The CBFC banned Lipstick Under My Burkha is eligible for the Golden Globe Awards

The film features Konkona Sen Sharma, Ratna Pathak Shah, Ahana Kumra and others, was recently screened at Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles.

The film opened the festival and had the film’s director and actress Ahana Kumra in attendance. Just before the film’s screening began, director of IFFLA, Christina Marouda announced "We are honoured that the Hollywood Foreign Press Association has chosen our opening night film, Lipstick Under My Burkha, to be an official Golden Globes qualifying screening. The director of the film will now have the opportunity to properly plan a Golden Globes campaign should she choose to submit the film for nomination," reports Mumbai Mirror.

 The elated director said she was honoured that her film had been chosen by the Hollywood Foreign Press. “This was really unexpected to me. This is a big leap for me and my team," said Alankrita.
CBFC had refused to certify the film calling it to 'lady oriented.' The film explores the lives of four women in a small town who indulge in small pleasures of autonomy behind the veil (literally and metaphorically). But the CBFC sees it as full of contagious sexual scenes, abusive words, audio pornography and woman fantasies and thus, deemed it fit to not clear the film for theatrical release

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