Alankrita Shrivastava on Lipstick Under My Burkha certificate: The FCAT has been very reasonable

But considering the situation where we were not getting any certification at all, I think I can live with what they have asked for. They understood the intent of the film and haven’t questioned the very basis of why women should have desires. “Lipstick Under My Burkha” features Konkona Sen Sharma, Ratna Pathak Shah, Aahana Kumra and Plabita Borthakur. I’ll sit with my editor and figure it out. Director Alankrita Shrivastava is happy that her film “Lipstick Under My Burkha”, which explores women’s sexuality, has finally been cleared for screening. But credit where it is due, the FCAT has been very reasonable,” Alankrita said. For all the latest Entertainment News, download Indian Express App now
© IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd The board had earlier refused certification to the film, saying that it was “lady oriented” and had “sexual scenes, abusive words”. Also read | ‘Lady-oriented’ Lipstick Under My Burkha eligible for Golden Globe Awards, Prakash Jha hopes for CBFC certification
The FCAT yesterday directed the censor board to clear the film with “some voluntary and some additional cuts” while observing that the cuss words and intimate scenes shown in the movie were integral to the storyline. Although Alankrita is against any kind of tampering with her films, she says she can live with the cuts suggested by the tribunal. “I am very happy and thrilled that the point we had raised against the CBFC, the FCAT has agreed with us. “Ideally, they should have just passed the film without any cuts but considering how bad the situation was with the board, it’s okay. 2017-04-26T18:47:53+00:00″>
Published:April 26, 2017 6:47 pm

Alankrita Shrivastava talks about her film getting an ‘A’ certificate. Alankrita says she is happy that the tribunal understood the intent of the film. “They didn’t ask me to remove any scenes.They have just asked us to reduce a few seconds here and there,” she told PTI. The Film Certification Appellate Tribunal (FCAT) directed the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) to grant an ‘A’ certificate to the Prakash Jha-produced movie. Personally, I am always against any kind of tampering with the film.