From essaying unconventional characters in short films and web series to playing pivotal roles in television and movies, Aahana Kumra is an actor to reckon with. The actor who is riding high on the success of Inside Edge and Lipstick Under My Burkha opens up about her choice of scripts and the challenges faced by Hindi cinema.
Konkona Sen Sharma have already spoke much about all the trials and tribulations Lipstick Under My Burkha had to go through, and also about her character in the film. Now Konkona, or Koko as she is lovingly called, talks more about her plight as an independent filmmaker and her journey as an actor.
The Censor Board of Film Certification had deemed Lipstick Under My Burkha too "lady-oriented". The film tells the story of four women wanting to escape the clutches of patriarchy. It stars Konkona Sen Sharma, Ratna Pathak Shah, Aahana Kumra, and Plabita Borthakur.
Lipstick Under My Burkha actor Ratna Pathak Shah calls her upcoming film a bold film. It is bold because it is making a point, which, so far has not been made so clearly and so sharply before. It is that women have dreams and desire and not just sexual desires.
According to producer Ekta Kapoor, who has joined the film Lipstick Under My Burkha as a presenter, the message is not for the board but for the society, who has on many levels asked the woman to prove her 'womanhood' and 'morality'. The producer said that Lipstick Under My Burkha was the first film that forced her to have a conversation with the woman in her.
The cast of this week's release Lipstick Under My Burkha are all busy with the final leg of promotions. The Alankrita Shrivastava directorial has been hitting the headlines for all the right reasons. Other than this we also saw Sunny Leone in a media meet for the upcoming season of MTV Splitsvilla with co-host Rannvijay Singha.