Amazon Prime Video Releases Fully Uncensored Cut Of Lipstick Under My Burkha
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Looks like Amazon Prime Video is warming up to releasing uncensored content in India. Unlike Netflix and Hotstar, Amazon decided to stream censored versions of shows and movies on its Prime Video streaming service in India due to “cultural sensitivities.”
But now they’ve released the fully uncensored version of Lipstick Under My Burkha – incorporating over two minutes of the film which were cut in the theatrical release. Hopefully this trend will reflect in their upcoming releases as well.
This is a significant step away from its usual censorship for Amazon, and the second baby step it has taken towards reducing censorship of its content in India. Before this, they released the ‘International’ version of the TV series – American Gods. (via MediaNama)
Earlier this year, Lipstick Under My Burkha faced the wrath of our Indian censor board and was rejected for being too ‘lady-oriented’. After a bit of struggle, the film managed to get a theatrical release following additional cuts above and beyond what the producers had already volunteered to remove from the film. Overall the theatrical version had over 2 minutes of footage cut, and some swear words were muted.
You can watch the uncut version online here.