‘Lipstick Under My Burkha’ Banned Again: Prince Of Wales Museum Drops Its Screening

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1. Alankrita Shrivastava’s award-winning Lipstick Under My Burkha faced another tough yet deeply ironical battle, Prince Of Wales Museum of Mumbai has called off the screening of the movie for its sexually explicit scenes.

2. Screenwriter Anuraadha Tewari got a chance to curate a three-day film festival, with the theme being an extension of their ongoing exhibition, ‘India and the World: In 9 Stories.’

3. Tewari chose seven films to be screened at the festival — Newton, A Death in the Gunj, Mukti Bhavan, Lagaan, Ajji, Bareily ki Barfi, and Lipstick Under My Burkha.

4. Less than a fortnight before the event, Tewari was told by the museum team that they cannot allow Lipstick Under My Burkha to be screened. They didn’t even a give a clear indication as to what the issue was.

5. Tewari was pressurized into dropping the film as the museum felt ‘uncomfortable’ with the choice as it featured some ‘sexually explicit scenes.’

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