'Lipstick Under My Burkha' cleared for screening

Director Alankrita Shrivastava is happy that her film Lipstick Under My Burkha, which explores women's sexuality, has finally been cleared for screening.

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.

The board had earlier refused certification to the film, saying that it was "lady oriented" and had "sexual scenes, abusive words". Alankrita says she is happy that the tribunal understood the intent of the film.

The FCAT 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.
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