Lipstick Under My Burkha is now set to release on 21st July a week before earlier releasing date. After winning a long battle against the ban with the CBFC (Central Board of Film Certification) which refused to certify movie because of some sexual scenes, abusive words, audio pornography and a bit sensitive touch about one particular section of society, it is now got a certificate to walk free in cinemas. Lipstick Under My Burkha was featured in various international film festivals and won innumerable awards for its content. It is a movie of a war of thoughts and freedom. The release date of the movie was announced on the twitter with a bold poster which shows of the middle finger. It is based on gender equality and freedom of woman.
— ? Under My Burkha (@LipstickMovie) June 19, 2017
Earlier the film was supposed to be released on October 26 last year. Where CBFC Chief Pahlaj Nihalani denied giving certification of the movie claiming that this movie is lady-oriented and portrayed women’s sexual preferences. This film talked in the favour of women empowerment and their freedom of life. Although the movie saw immense support in its fight for a clearance from the industry and elsewhere which backed by one of the biggest production house in the country – Balaji Motion Pictures. It is an upcoming Hindi version movie which is directed by Alankrita Shrivastava and produced by Prakash Jha. It features Konkona Sen Sharma, Ratna Pathak, Aahana Kumra and Plabita Borthakur in lead roles along with Sushant Singh, Vikrant Massey, Shashank Arora, Vaibhav Tatwawaadi and Jagat Singh Solanki.
Although it is premiered in various international awards and won ten international awards worldwide. It won Spirit of Asia prize in a world premiere of Tokyo International Film Festival. In India premiere at Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival movie awarded with Oxfam Award for Best Film on Gender Equality. It achieved Best Film Audience Award at Glasgow International Film Festival in UK premiere and the Best Feature Audience Choice at Cinema Asia Film Festival, Amsterdam in Netherlands Premiere. It also won
Best Feature Film, Best Actor for Ratna Pathak and Best Feature Audience Award in France Premiere, London Premiere and Spain Premiere. This is touted to be a one of the best movie based on gender equality, with secret fantasies of women to fulfil their desires and to get freedom in life.