Ekta Kapoor: “I have a problem with society”

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When it comes to film making Ekta Kapoor is one producer who has proves she isn’t afraid to push social boundaries. Her upcoming project, ‘Lipstick Under My Burkha’ went through a lengthy battle with the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), where they had an issues with the way the film addresses social female issues. However the producer understands that their issue comes from the way society feels about these issues.

“I don’t have any issue with the CBFC. I have a problem with society. The CBFC is actually mirroring society. We will make the issue very small if we just relate the movie with the CBFC. It is actually a big issue. The film is about an ideology, not about CBFC or men in particular,” DNA India reports Kapoor explaining.

One of the promotional posters includes one of the characters showing her middle finger. When asked if this was a sly dig at the CBFC, director Alankrita Shrivastava expressed, “No, not at all! The poster is directed at the system of patriarchy which actually oppresses women. It’s really about being rebellious and fun and wanting to do our own thing.”

With the trailer of the film receiving rave reviews, it has sparked much conversation as to how the film deals with social issues that many women face. Talking about the trailer, Shrivastava expressed, “We applied for the censor certificate at the end of December last year; we got it in our hands on June 3. It took me almost six months to get the film certified. So I think I am allowed to come out with a trailer that’s hard hitting.”

Starring Konkona Sen Sharma, Ratna Pathak Shah and Sonal Jha, ‘Lipstick Under My Burkha’ is set to release on 21st July.

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