Censorship again does, what it does best, trends for banning a movie which actually needs to be viewed. “Lipstick under my Burkha”, a Bollywood movie, is censored and stopped from being released by the censor board, even after the film has already won 2 awards after being premiered at Tokya and Mumbai Film Festival. The film bagged the “Spirit of Asia prize” and the “Oxfam award”.
Censor board goes on to explain itself with bizarre reasons, in a letter, exactly to be quoted as –
“The story is lady oriented, their fantasy above life. There are contanious sexual scenes, abusive words, audio pornography and a bit sensitive touch about one particular section of society, hence film refused under guidelines.”
The film stars ‘Konkona Sen Sharma’, ‘Ratna Pathak Shah’ and others, and none of the crew is able to make peace with the decision. Even the other celebrities of B-Town extend their support by tweeting on the matter.
However, still, the ‘SANSKARI‘ Censor Board of India refuses to let the cinema of India develop. Central Board of Film Certification, CEO, Anurag Srivastava, said, “If a filmmaker doesn’t agree with what we say they can go to the tribunal.”
Such movies need to be released so that the scenario of Indian Cinema can grow, with the mentality of the society.