Lipstick Under My Burkha has won the Grand Jury Prize At Films De Femmes held in France. “This one is super special,” tweeted Alankrita Srivastav, the Director of the film which has been banned in India by the censor board for being too ‘lady oriented.’
— Alankrita (@alankrita601) March 19, 2017
Alankrita added, “Irony of ironies. Grand Jury Prize at Fiffemmes is provided by the French Government Ministry of Women’s Rights.”
What a terrific honour, and how sad that we can't see it here in India. https://t.co/yVO4Udw6Lp
— Arpita Das (@arpitayodapress) March 19, 2017
“The film’s very struggle to release has itself become a metaphor for the thing that it shows – women’s struggle to break out everyday,” said theatre actor Danish Hussain as the news came out.
AWARDS AFTER AWARDS
Lipstick Under My Burkha, which was denied a Censor Board certificate, also won the Audience Choice Award for Best Feature at the CinemAsia 10th edition.
All votes have been counted and the Audience Choice Award for Best Feature goes to the much loved Lipstick Under My Burkha. Congrats! pic.twitter.com/iyL6fKgKuX
— CinemAsia (@cinemasia_nl) March 14, 2017
At the beginning of this month, this celebrated film had also won the third annual Audience Award at the Glasgow Film Festival 2017.
While the film received laurels worldwide, India’s Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) on February 23 refused to certify this film because of some baseless reasons. They censored it, claiming to be too ‘lady-oriented’ film and that it could spoil youngsters and the female sex! This women-centric film rebels against the stereotypes, winning love from across the globe.
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