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Ekta Kapoor is a risk taker

THE ASIAN AGE. | UMA RAMASUBRAMANIAN
Published : Jul 2, 2017, 12:16 am IST
Updated : Jul 2, 2017, 12:16 am IST

Lipstick Under My Burkha features actors like Konkona Sen Sharma, Ratna Pathak, Aahana Kumra and Plabita Borthakur.

Alankrita Shrivastava
 Alankrita Shrivastava

The most controversial film of the year, Lipstick Under My Burkha, got Ekta Kapoor on board as a presenter. The director of the movie, Alankrita Shrivastava, says they needed a risk taker to present this film.

 “I felt that Ekta would get the story. I was clear I wanted somebody who was genuinely enthusiastic about the movie. Whoever would come on board would have to be a risk taker, and Ekta is precisely that, courageous and fearless” Alankrita said.

 

 She further added, “I didn’t want a single theatre release. I was looking at an all out release to reach the audience, and with such independent films you need excellent studio support.”

 Lipstick Under My Burkha features actors like Konkona Sen Sharma, Ratna Pathak, Aahana Kumra and Plabita Borthakur.

The makers fought a long battle with the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) and emerged successful after the Film Certification Appellate Tribunal (CAT) instructed the censorship body that they must be given a certificate for release.

Alankrita says she had approached other studios before contacting Ekta.  “We connected with many studios before reaching out to Ekta, but I feel films are like children. I am convinced they come with their encoded destiny. Today, I can’t imagine anyone else presenting this movie the way Ekta did it,” she signs off contentedly.

 

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