Alankrita Shrivastava's Lipstick Under My Burkha, which faced the wrath of the Central Board of Film Certification for more than six months, is now set to be released on July 21. And in what seems like an answer to the arbitrary board, the team has released a new poster, which is likely to court more controversies.
The new poster has an image of a bright pink hand, with nails painted yellow and an open middle finger that resembles a red lipstick. A dash of red can spark off a rebellion, reads the Twitter description of the poster posted by Balaji Motion Pictures.
The media release with the poster says, “The film 'they' didn't want you to watch. 'They' called it—'audio pornography', 'sexually contagious' and deemed it 'too lady oriented'. While the chuckles from this haven't died down, neither will our voices.”
Certainly, nothing could be more gratifying than to answer people trying to curb creativity using more creativity. There are movies that are made with the intent to entertain, to make you laugh, cry, whistle and do much more. And then there are movies such as Lipstick Under My Burkha that pepper all of these with a dash of rebellion.