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Women assert themselves with verve in Indian drama 'Lipstick Under My Burkha'

The rousing Indian drama “Lipstick Under My Burkha,” co-written and directed by Alankrita Shrivastava, takes on the repressive traditions around gender and sexuality in that country with refreshing candor and humor. Leela (Aahana Kumra), Usha (Ratna Pathak Shah), Shirin (Konkona Sen Sharma) and...
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Lifestyle / Fashion : High Heel Confidential

The NYIFF is underway this week and the opening night feature was Lipstick Under My Burkha and in attendance to represent the movie were both director Alankrita Srivastava and one of the four leading ladies, Aahana Kumra. Ms. Kumra,...

India Censor Denies Release Of ‘Lipstick Under My Burkha’; Cites “Lady Oriented” Story

Industries / Entertainment Industry : Deadline Hollywood

India's Censor Board of Film Certification has refused to certify Alankrita Shrivastava's award-winning female-empowerment drama Lipstick Under My Burkha for a theatrical release. The CBFC cited the "lady oriented" story that puts "...

“Lipstick Under My Burkha”… Some nice moments in a film that makes it too easy to root for its women

Film / Bollywood : Blogical Conclusion

Spoilers ahead… Of the four women in Lipstick Under My Burkha who irked the censors, Leela (Aahana Kumra, who’s fantastically alive) was probably the most irksome. At first, we see her with her boyfriend Arshad(Vikrant Massey), posi...

India banned a movie about four women because it was 'lady-oriented.' It plays in L.A. this week

Entertainment / Film : LA Times: Movies

When director Alankrita Shrivastava set out to make her second feature film, she had no idea that a modest story about four small-town Indian women would create such a furor. “Lipstick Under My Burkha,” which follows two Hindus and ...

Feminism Around the World: Alankrita Shrivastava Fights Censorship of Her Film Lipstick Under My Burkha

Humor / odd : Geekosystem

Award-winning filmmaker Alankrita Shrivastava has been getting accolades for her feminist feature film, Lipstick Under My Burkha. It won the Spirit of Asia Award at last year's Tokyo Film Festival, the Oxfam Award for Gender Equalit...


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