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Naseeruddin Shah slams Censor Board after watching 'Lipstick Under My Burkha' twice
Veteran actor Naseeruddin Shah slammed the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) after watching the recently released film 'Lipstick Under My Burkha'.

According to Shah, he watched the movie twice but did not find a single valid reason for the Censor Board to deny certification to the film, as per a Hindustan Times report.

Criticising the Censor Board over its objection on exploring 'female sexuality' on screen, the actor said, "I really don't know what problem they had with the film. I think they have a problem with female sexuality being portrayed on screen. What the film's success has done is that it has shown [the Censor Board] up, and what they thought about the film. I have seen the film twice, and it's a wonderfully made film that talks about what's going on in society. I don't know why the Censor Board had a problem with that."

Shah also added, "One has to ask a psychiatrist as to why they are afraid of [female sexuality] on screen. It's very frightening to see that the Censor Board can do whatever it wants and practice its biases openly and ban films that it doesn't like. But the success of such films proves that no one is bothered about what the Censor Board or the doubters think about [these] films."

Earlier, the Censor Board had refused to certify the movie stating, 'The story is lady-oriented whose fantasy about life'. Regarding this, the board had also given its justification saying that there are objectionable sexual scenes, abusive words, audio pornography and a bit sensitive touch about one particular section of society'.

The board had also proposed the filmmaker to exclude these scenes from the movie to get its green signal over its certification. Afterwards, the Lipstick team got approval from a parallel body, the Film Certification Appellate Tribunal (after several cuts).

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