The Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) is being pressured by the Film Certification Appellate Tribunal (FCAT) to certify the controversial film ‘Lipstick Under My Burkha’ in India.
The film has been denied a certificate earlier this year due to its adult content. However, the FCAT has advised the makers of the film to voluntary tone down some of the sex scenes.
Cited in DNA India, a FCAT spokesperson said, “We cannot lose sight that there is a thin line between creative and artistic expression being depicted in a natural sex scene. The same can be obliterated if the sexual scenes are continued for a long duration which may not be necessary or integral to the film.”
‘Lipstick Under My Burkha’ has already been screened at various film festivals in the UK and US. It now remains to be seen if the toned down version of the film will get certified for a release in India.