Censor board taken to Bombay High Court by makers of ‘Lipstick under my burkha’ film

Mumbai: Even after being highly criticised for its high-handedness, the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) has once again been dragged to the Bombay High Court. This time the makers of bollywood film ‘Lipstick Under My Burkha’ have approached the Bombay HC challenging the decision of the CBFC for not clearing the film for public exhibition.

The CBFC in its communciation dated January 25, 2017, had informed the Prakash Jha Productions, that the board’s Examination Committee have refused to certify the film. The decision of the board has once again kicked a controversy especially due to the ‘reasons’ mentioned in its communication to the producers of the film.

In its communciation, the CBFC has said, “The story is lady oriented, their fantasy above life. There are containous sexual scenes and abusive words, audio pornography and a bit sensitive touch about one particular section of society.”

According to sources, the makers of the film have approached the HC through noted advocate Amit Naik. The case is liekly to be mentioned on Monday.

The film directed by Alankrita Shrivastava starrs actress Konkana Sen Sharma and Ratna Pathak amongst others. The film was to be released on December 2, 2016 but the CBFC refused to grant any permisison for its release.

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