Prakash Jha’s ‘Lipstick Under My Burkha’ qualifies for Golden Globes

Filmmaker Prakash Jha’s production venture, titled ‘Lipstick Under My Burkha‘, which is a hard hitting story about four women, ran into trouble after the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) denied a certificate to the same citing the bold content, and it being too ‘lady oriented’, whatever it may mean in their vocabulary. It was indeed sad for many who had been waiting for this movie.

Even after a lot of appeal, the CBFC seems rigid in their decision. But here some good news for the makers. The movie has been chosen by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association after it was screened at the Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA). Now that the movie has been chosen, director Alankrita Shrivastava and Prakash Jha can choose to have it submitted as an official entry at this year’s Golden Globes. (Also Read: Awaiting FCAT’s decision, ‘Lipstick Under My Burkha’ director posts a heartfelt message)

The movie received a huge applause in Tokyo and was officially selected at the IFFLA for the opening gala night.

Meanwhile producer Prakash Jha is still certain that CBFC might grant a revised certificate for its release in India.

‘Lipstick Under My Burkha’ stars Konkona Sen Sharma, Ratna Pathak, Aahana Kumra and Plabita Borthakur in the lead roles.