Lipstick Under My Burkha Wins Grand Jury Prize At Films De Femmes

Konkana Sen Sharma

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 added, “Irony of ironies. Grand Jury Prize at Fiffemmes is provided by the French Government Ministry of Women’s Rights.”

“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.


Lipstick Under My Burkhawhich was denied a Censor Board certificate, also won the Audience Choice Award for Best Feature at the CinemAsia 10th edition.

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.