Lipstick Under My Burkha, produced by Prakash Jha and directed by Alankrita Shrivastava won the Audience award for the Best Feature Film at the 10th CinemAsia Amsterdam Film festival that concluded on March 12. Cambodian film Diamond Island won the Jury Award.
Festival Director Lorna Tee while introducing Lipstick Under My Burkha to Amsterdam audiences had said, “At Cinemasia… we try to bring together the different narratives that are coming out from Asia. Lipstick Under My Burkha is currently being banned by the Indian film censors. We find this unfortunate, and we strongly oppose this. We believe that films are voices. And voices should not be censored.”