The much-awaited “Lipstick Under My Burkha” is a bold and brutally honest film about the unbridled dreams of four women, trapped in their lives owing to societal norms and stereotypes. The actors portray their characters with panache and sincerity, each one becoming the character they are essaying.

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After fighting many battles with the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), the trailer of Alankrita Shrivastav directorial venture “Lipstick Under My Burkha” was released on Tuesday in Mumbai. During the film’s trailer launch, Ekta Kapoor, who will be presenting and distributing the film, said that she had no problem with the CBFC, but with the society.

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“Lipstick Under My Burkha”, has done its fair share of festival rounds, was caught in a mess with the censor board deeming it too “lady oriented” in content, laced with sexual scenes and abusive words. The film’s director Alankrita Shrivastava says, films by women, about women and through women’s eyes need to be made and watched.

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