Lipstick Under My Burka will release in theatres, thanks to Ekta Kapoor

Lipstick Under My Burkha faced hurdles after the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) had earlier denied to certify the film citing "explicit" content and for being 'lady oriented.' The film premiered at the Tokyo and Mumbai Film Festivals. The film's release was stalled and the fate of producer Prakash Jha's venture was unknown again.

So 7 years after LSD, Balaji firmly backs and presents "Lipstick Under My Burkha" on 28th July - a spunky, quirky yet provoking, credible entertainer. It is now reported that the film will hit the theatres on July 28 after Ekta Kapoor made a decision to become the pan-India distributor of the Alankrita Srivastava directorial.

Having fought long and hard just to get the movie on the floors in India, once again Lipstick Under My Burkha hit a roadblock as it did not have a buyer on board.

Producer Ekta Kapoor has come on-board as presenter and pan-India distributor of the film. "She told me she wanted to present it through her studio and I thought it would be fantastic for the film". Last month, Konkona won the Best Actress award for her role in the film at the New York Indian Film Festival. "I believe that this is a story that needs to be told and wanted to put all my muscle behind a film like this".

Starring Konkana Sen Sharma and Ratna Pathak Shah, the film is a feminist drama exploring the sexual escapades of four women living in a small town, rebelling in their own ways against their conventional identities and patriarchal doctrines. Nothing helps invert this warped sense of women and their sexuality more than a film that explores female desire through humour, quirkiness and edginess in equal measure.

  • Salvatore Jensen