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Lipstick Under My Burkha: Ekta Kapoor says film’s success is a win for cinema

The film, starring Konkona Sen Sharma, Ratna Pathak, Aahana Kumra and Plabita Borthakur has grabbed several eyeballs.

Edited by: India TV Entertainment Desk, New Delhi [ Published on: July 27, 2017 16:38 IST ]
Lipstick Under My Burkha Ekta Kapoor says film’s success
Lipstick Under My Burkha Ekta Kapoor says film’s success is a win for cinema

The Prakash Jha directorial venture Lipstick Under My Burkha hit the cinemas on July 21 amid controversies. However, the film went on to achieve critical acclaim and, the audience is also loving the female oriented movie to the fullest. On such a scenario, the presenter Ekta Kapoor says the film's success is a win for cinema. The film, starring Konkona Sen Sharma, Ratna Pathak, Aahana Kumra and Plabita Borthakur has grabbed several eyeballs. 

Is the film's success a victory against the censor board and the society?

"I came into films a few years ago. I was in TV before. My personal belief was that everyone tells you how films are. But sometimes, films just have their own way to reach the audience if they are good. I think it's (the film's success) such a big win for cinema," Ekta said here on Wednesday.

Talking about the struggle the makers of the film, which amassed Rs 1.22 crore on its opening day, had to face, she said: "There were two struggles happening simultaneously. One was the censor board and the other was the film's release. People in the industry said that this film won't earn beyond Rs 20 lakh on the first day of its release." 

"And that the film will not last long in theatres. I was feeling bad because if this movie didn't get good numbers then more films like these won't be made. People would never even think of these kind of films."

"Alankrita Shrivastava (director) has presented such a sensitive subject in a very entertaining way which people are enjoying and thinking as well," she added.

Why did she choose to support this film?

"It wasn't a producer's decision. I decided to back this film because it gave me happiness. It was very important for me to release this film because it is a great film and this is the first time that women got a chance to tell their story. And as a female professional, if I wouldn't have released this film, I would have hated myself for it," she said. 

(With IANS Inputs)

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