• Wednesday, December 07, 2022

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India’s ‘Lipstick Under My Burkha’ to finally hit screens

Alankrita Shrivastava (left) feels that it is “a victory and celebration that women can tell their stories”.

By: Eastern Eye Staff

The release of a Hindi movie exploring female sexuality in India this week after a battle with the country’s film censors is a victory for women’s rights, its director said. Lipstick Under My Burkha will hit screens on Friday (21), five months after the country’s notoriously prudish and much-maligned censor board refused to certify it for being “lady oriented”. The movie tells the story of the secret lives and desires of four women — including a college student who wears a burkha, and a 55-year-old who rediscovers a sex life after the death of her husband. “I feel that the release is not just…

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