“The middle finger is not for the CBFC but pointed towards society” Ekta Kapoor on ‘Lipstick Under My Burkha’

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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.

The contentious film was slammed for being too ‘lady-oriented’ and received flak for its intimate scenes and abuses. That’s why CBFC refused a certificate to pass the film, saying that it portrays “women in bad light.”

Well now the film trailer is released and 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.

During the press conference, the panel consisted of Ekta Kapoor, Alankrita Srivastava, Konkana Sen Sharma, Ratna Pathak Shah, Aahana Kumra and Plabita Borthakur.

”There is no problem with CBFC, my problem is with society, which at some point speaks about the same issue in its own ways. If you talk to any girl, you will come to know about five to 10 such incidents happening with her in one day where, being a woman, she has to prove herself a little harder. She has to learn how to combat from a very young age,” Ekta Said.

Explaining about the middle finger shown in the poster of the film ‘Lipstick Under My Burkha’, Ekta said: “The middle finger is not for the CBFC but pointed towards the patriarchal society that does not let us come out, which compels us to suppress our voice. That is why this issue is not just CBFC’s, this issue is about ideology, it is about patriarchy.”

Directed by Alankrita Srivastava, the film is set to release on July 21.