New Delhi, March 8: Alankrita Shrivastavas' directorial "Lipstick Under My Burkha", which failed to get a certification from Indian censor board for bizarre reasons, will be the opening movie at the 15th edition of Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles(IFFLA).
The festival will be held from April 5-9 in Los Angeles.
The movie was refused a certification by the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) in India for portraying women characters with sexual fantasies, which is apparently a violation o9f the censor rule book.
The movie revolves around four women -- a burqa-clad college girl, a young beautician, a mother of three and a 55-year-old widow who rediscovers her sexuality. Acclaimed actress Ratna Pathak Shah, Konkona Sen Sharma, Aahana Kumra and Surveen Chawla are a part of the movie.
"As India's diverse array of talented filmmakers continues to be recognised around the world for their compelling and daring work, IFFLA is extremely proud to collect the best films from emerging voices and experienced masters and present them to Los Angeles," said Mike Dougherty, Director of Programming, in a statement.
Although censor board dubbed the movie as too "lady oriented" in content, it won a gender equality award at the Mumbai film fest last year.
It recently won the Audience Award at the Glasgow Film Festival.
IIFLA will also feature documentaries like "The Cinema Travelers", "Machines" and "An Insignificant Man" along with Konkona Sen Sharma's "A Death in The Gunj"