Is it a coincidence or after effect of our report where in an exclusive conversation with us CBFC chief Pahlaj Nihalani counter attacked Prakash Jha and said that he knows the procedure and can approve FCAT on his disagreement over CBFC decision not issuing certificate to LIPSTICK UNDER MY BURKHA.
In another turn around, the makers of LIPSTICK UNDER MY BURKHA – Prakash Jha productions has now decided to approach Film Certification Appellate Tribunal for the certification.
It is reported that the makers of LIPSTICK UNDER MY BURKHA considered approaching FCAT as the next apt step after neither the CBFC nor the revising committee supported the release of the film. it is also reported that Prakash Jha too agreed considering the option of approaching the tribunal for the certification of the film.
Interestingly, in our discussion with CBFC chief Pahlaj Nihalani last Saturday, he said that a known filmmaker like Prakash Jha is aware of the procedure and this is a normal routine of the CBFC where the applicant (filmmaker) can approach the revising committee/FCAT if they disagree with CBFC decision.
However, the CBFC chief id firm in its decision and the makers of LIPSTICK UNDER MY BURKHA are maintaining that the board is issuing diktat and curbing freedom of expression.
Let’s see what the FACT decides. The circus over CBFC and certain filmmakers continues.
Directed by Alankrita Shrivastava LIPSTICK UNDER MY BURKHA stars stars Konkana Sen Sharma, Ratna Pathak Shah, Plabita Borthakur, Aahana Kumra, Vikrant Massey, Sushant Singh among others.