Mumbai: Prakash Jha, who made ‘Jai Gangaajal’ earlier this year with Priyanka Chopra is coming with another film, this time as a producer, for ‘Lipstick Under My Burkha’.
The trailer of the film is out and story of the film traces the journey of four women in old Bhopal as they break the societal norms they are confined in. While Konkona Sensharma's character has many kids and take cares of her family, she also desires attention from a man she loves. Aahana Kumra’s character is a hardcore romantic and is passionate about physical intimacy. Ratna Pathak Shah's character longs for love despite her age and Burkha-clad Plabita Borthakur's character has passion for fashion, love and music.
The film, directed by Alankrita Shrivasta, also stars Sushant Singh, Shashank Arora among others.
Watch the trailer here:
“As women we often have secret dreams, nurtured by the pulpy romantic fantasies that we discover through films, books, songs and things we see around us. But there is a deeper desire that is perhaps inherent in our very beings. That is what I have tried to explore through the film,” says director Alankrita Shrivastava.
Jha says, “There is love and sex, romance and heartbreak, ambition and passion. But most of all, the film is about the small dreams of these four women, who are trapped in the claustrophobia of their lives. In the dichotomy between tradition and modernity, what happens to female desire and how long can it be contained? This story was so compelling that I knew it had to be made.”
Konkona says: “It is rare to get to work on a film that explores what women want, and does so with lightness, humour and colour. I am looking forward to everyone watching it!”
The film will be screened at the MAMI festival on 26 October....