CBFC refuses to certify 'Lipstick Under My Burkha' for abusive words, contentious sexual scenes!

| Updated: Feb 24, 2017 01:50 IST

New Delhi [India], Feb. 23 (ANI): In a major setback, the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) has refused to certify Prakash Jha's upcoming film 'Lipstick Under My Burkha', for its sexual scenes, abusive words and audio pornography. The film's trailer had garnered praises from film fraternity for depicting the secrets of small-town women. The censor board stated that film, starring Konkona Sen Sharma and Ratna Pathak Shah, was not certified for its sexual scenes, abusive words and audio pornography. The movies trailer was unveiled 2016 and was appreciated for revealing secret lives of four women of different ages in search for different kinds of freedom. 'Lipstick Under My Burkha', directed by Alankrita Shrivastava, also stars Aahana Kumra and Plabita Borthakur. The notice of CBFC stated, "The story is lady oriented, their fantasy above life. There are contentious sexual scenes, abusive words, audio pornography and a bit sensitive touch about one particular section of society, hence film refused under guidelines." Many Bollywood celebrities took to their Twitter handles to express their disappointment over the decision. Farhan Akhtar tweeted, "Below is the reason CBFC listed for denying #LipstickUnderMyBurkha a release. Keep your barf bag ready.." The film won the Spirit of Asia Award at the Tokyo International Film Festival and the Oxfam Award for Best Film on Gender Equality at the Mumbai Film Festival. It will be screened in Glasgow on Friday. This is not the first time CBFC has refused to certify a film. Nawazuddin Siddiqui-starrer 'Haraamkhor' was refused certificate for depicting an illicit relationship between a school teacher and his teenage student. (ANI)
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