An award-winning film has been banned in India because of its female point of view
The indian Central Board for Film Certification (CBFC) banned the movie ‘Lipstick Under My Burkha’.
The reason: the movie is lady-orientated and contains contentious sexual scenes, abusive words, audio pornography (meaning phone sex), and a bit sensitive touch about one particular section of society (implying it could hurt Muslim religious sentiments).
The movie revolves around the inner lives of four small-town women, from college age to mid-50s, and their desire for independence — all while they explore their sexuality.
The regulatory film body of India is usually harsh on film content, especially sex, nudity, violence or any other subjects that may be considered politically subversive.