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Ratna Pathak Shah believes 'Lipstick Under My Burkha' is away from the conventional median
Ratna Pathak Shah, one of the finest actors of our country today talks about her upcoming film 'Lipstick Under My Burkha'. She also talks about the recent battle with central Board of Film certification which almost derailed the movie.

The CBFC had refused a certificate to the film saying in their letter that "the film was lady oriented, their fantasy above life". This rebuked the veteran actor who promptly respond by saying, "I wish they had drafted their letter of objection to the film with some intelligence."

Ratna Pathak Shah believes this film to be away from the conventional median, a leap from the destined sketch designed by the society about female sexual ardour. It is a journey, a realisation, a feeling, a smouldering wish underneath the covers to relive and enjoy the primal instinct without any underlined phrase.

The burkha and the lipstick both incarnate a solitary notion of feminine character in a very paradoxical tone. While one speaks about a subjugated reality veiled under by virile ideologies of society and the other exemplifies a more enticing, liberated entity yearning to be the real self, unpretentious and free spirited.

The story of Alankrita Srivastava's upcoming film "Lipstick Under My Burkha" is all about four women, heaving high in ecstatic moaning in every act they do in life.

Ratna Pathak Shah plays a woman in her fifties clinging on to different layers of her femininity, quintessentially bolder from the norms. Pathak talks about the film, its unconventional storyline, which rebukes the stereotypical stigmas attached to feminine mannerism bestowed upon by the society. The film depicts the tangled mindset of our generation which is engrained in patriarchal aroma.

Lipstick Under My Burkha, which opens in theatres on July 21, has an innate flavour of contemporary new age film making genre. The film promises to intellectually stimulate the archetypal sanity of many. Pathak also feels that Alankrita had developed the script keeping her (Pathak) in mind. The very script has the appeal to be a part of the film journey.

A well written script on female emancipation made Shah fall in love with the story and come aboard the project as the main protagonist. Pathak's Usha is a character who attempts to learn swimming at a ripe age, which surely knocked Shah off as she herself suffers from aquaphobia.

The actor feels that women would specifically turn the wheels for this movie, by embracing their bolder version, the burkha and the shade that have many undertones and revelations to be contoured. 

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