Prakash Jha Lashes Out At Censors After Lipstick Under My Burkha Debacle

The CBFC refused to certify Lipstick Under My Burkha for its frank depiction of female sexuality and producer Prakash Jha is preparing for battle

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Prakash Jha Lashes Out At Censors After Lipstick Under My Burkha Debacle

Lip stick Under My Burkha is the latest offering from Bollywood to raise the hackles of the Censor Board. The film made news after CBFC, the Central Board Of Film Certification, refused to certify the film, objecting to the depiction of sexual fantasies of the four women protagonists.

But if latest trends are any indication then the producer of the film Prakash Jha is convinced that better sense will prevail and the film will soon be available to the masses.

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But the hidden anger and frustration shows in the man who has pumped money in to the making of the film.

“Till the time a certain group of people have the rights to censor films, they will keep interpreting guides and regulations in their own way to take decisions,” says the peeved filmmaker. The veteran filmmaker is of the opinion that there should be no censoring of films but only certification.

Meanwhile the film directed by Jha’s associate director Alankrita Shrivastava has been making waves across the world. Apart from winning awards and accolades at Glasgow, Tokyo, Cairo, Stockholm and Miami, the next screening of the film is scheduled at the South Asian Festival in London next week not forgetting the award it won at Mumbai’s own MAMI Film Festival.

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Jha has already approached the tribunal committee for a revision of the earlier order.

“We have applied in the tribunal and hopefully in few days we will get a hearing date and post that clarity about the film’s release will emerge,” says a hopeful Jha.

This is not the first time that Jha has landed in trouble with the censor board. Last year his Jai Gangaajal was initially denied certification and several cuts were demanded. In 1984, his documentary on the Bihar Sharif riots, titled Faces After Storm, won the National Film Award for Best Non-Feature Film, but it was banned within 5 days of its release.

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