‘Lipstick Under My Burkha’ is one of the most awaited films, an unusual kind of film that the movie fanatics would be seeing. Knowing that it is directed by Alankrita Srivastava, a female director, the curiosity to watch the film is even more. For the first time ever we’ll be seeing her in such bold. In an interview the veteran actress Ratna Pathak spoke about her role and also the kind of problems that surfaced for this movie, courtesy CBFC.Also Read - Sarabhai Vs Sarabhai Reunion: Ratna Pathak, Rupali Ganguly And Entire Cast Sing Title Track And Fans Can’t Keep Calm

In a candid conversation with Scroll.in talking about the battle between CBFC and the makers of ‘Lipstick Under My Burkha’ Ratna Pathak said, “The Board came out looking very, very silly. It was a controversy that didn’t need to be made at all. But, for us, this was a good thing in a sense. This controversy really focused attention on what the film is trying to say – that we are battling patriarchy all the time, in small and big ways. And every day, this battle chips away at a woman’s sense of self. This is what the film is really talking about. All four women in the film are fighting to have a sense of self-worth.” Also Read - Akshay Kumar's Laxmmi Bomb Title is Now 'Laxmii' After Wide Backlash For Hurting Hindu Sentiments

Ratna Pathak plays a 55-year-old named Usha. Talking about her role in the film she said, “For one, a woman her age wanting to learn how to swim…I thought it is such a gracious idea, I really fell for that idea. She could have wanted to do anything else, for instance. Learning to drive, perhaps? But swimming has such poetry to it somehow. It also appealed to me personally. I’m very scared of water. Throughout my life, I’ve wanted to be a swimmer but never got down to it. For me, Usha and all the other characters represent the idea of overcoming fears.” (ALSO READ: Lipstick Under My Burkha trailer: Konkana Sen Sharma and Ratna Pathak Shah’s film is bold, sexy and provocative – watch video) Also Read - Imtiaz Ali's Love Aaj Kal Faces Brunt of CBFC, Sara Ali Khan-Kartik Aaryan’s Kissing Scene Cut Short

Ratna Pathak also revealed what made her give a nod for the upcoming movie. She said, “When I read the script, it took me less than a second to decide if I wanted to be a part of this project. It is not the kind of role that comes to an actress my age very often. It is a very well-written script and talks about something that I really find very interesting myself – the way in which women are perceived and how they perceive themselves. I wondered how people would respond to a film like this and whether we would even be allowed to get it made or show it.” (ALSO READ: Not just the film, Pahlaj Nihalani finds Lipstick Under My Burkha poster obscene as well!)

Aren’t you guys excited to watch ‘Lipstick Under My Burkha’? The film which also stars Konkona Sen Sharma, Aahana Kumra, Plabita Borthakur in key roles is all set to release on July 21.