New Delhi: The Film Certification Appelate Tribunal (FCAT) has directed the Central Board Film Certification to grant an ‘A’ certificate to the Hindi film Lipstick Under My Burkha with voluntary and some additional cuts.
FCAT was of the view that the examining committee and revising committee of the CBFC have “misdirected themselves in denying certification on the ground that the story of the film is women oriented”.
“After the voluntary cuts and additional cuts as directed, the FCAT directed the CBFC to grant an ‘A’ certificate to the Hindi film Lipstick Under My Burkha,” sources said.
The appeal against denial of certificate for the film by CBFC was filed by Mr Prakash Jha, the producer of the film.
“There cannot be any embargo on a film being women oriented or containing sexual fantasies and expression of the inner desires of women,” the source added.
“In addition to the voluntary cuts by the appellant, the FCAT suggested reductions or deletions to be carried out to reduce the sex scenes without affecting the film. It essentially would mean not showing a prolonged sex act which is even otherwise not in conformity with the guidelines requiring such scenes to be kept the minimum,” sources added.