Mumbai, Feb 24 (PTI) Filmmaker Prakash Jha, whose production “Lipstick Under My Burkha” has been denied certificate by censor board, says the film industry will keep facing such troubles till the time “a set of people” have the freedom to censor the content. Also Read - Aahana Kumra Recovering From Shoot Wrap of Shah Rukh Khan's Netflix Production 'Betaal' in Kuch Kuch Hota Hai Style is All Fans Ever!
The film, directed by Alankrita Shrivastava, was denied certification by Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) for allegedly being “lady oriented” and containing “abusive words”. Also Read - Aahana Kumra Gives Twist to Previous Allegation, Says Prakash Jha's Remark Was on Scene And Not Her
“This problem (of censorship) will persist till the time the power and freedom to censor, or edit are given to someone. Also Read - Aahana Kumra Reveals a Remark From Prakash Jha Made Her Feel Uncomfortable While Filming Sex Scene in Lipstick Under My Burkha
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.
“The problem stays irrespective of who the CBFC members are. It’s not because of Pahalaj Nihalani. This can be solved only when we get past censoring and talk about certification,” Jha said.
The National-award winning filmmaker said that certificate to films should be given based on the age group and the “power to censor the content should not be there.” “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,” he added.
“Lipstick Under My Burkha” stars Konkona Sensharma, Ratna Pathak Shah, Aahana Kumra, Plabita Borthakur, Sushant Singh, Vikrant Massey and Shashank Arora.
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