Prakash Jha feels films should get certified not censored


As filmmakers continue to face problems with the Censor Board of Film Certification (CBFC), Prakash Jhas’ project ‘Lipstick Under My Burkha’ has been denied a certificate completely. He spoke about how he felt and that films should get certified instead of getting censored.

Bollywood Life Jha expressing, “This problem (of censorship) will persist till the time the power and freedom to censor, or edit are given to someone. CBFC consists of some members who have their own thinking and they interpret the guidelines according to that. They take the decisions according to their own likes and dislikes.”

He went on to add, “The problem stays irrespective of who the CBFC members are. It’s not because of Pahalaj Nihalani (CBFC Chairman). This can be solved only when we get past censoring and talk about certification.”

The CBFC claimed that the film is too focused on women and includes abusive and sexual scenes that aren’t approved of.

“If certain things don’t fit into the parameters of the censor board, they get them into wrong context. These are human errors. I think my film has a very beautiful story about the women living in that section of a society which people have felt but never told or heard of,” the film maker said.

‘Lipstick Under My Burkha’ stars Konkona Sen Sharma, Ratna Pathak Shah, Plabita Borthakur, Aahana Kumra, Vikrant Massey, Sushant Singh  and Shashank Arora.

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