“Lipstick Under My Burkha” famed filmmaker Alankrita Shrivastava just took to her social media and wrote series of angry tweets, stating India is no country for women.
In the wake of inequality and current women’s safety scenario, which has led to cases like Unnao Rape, Priyanka Reddy Case and more, filmmaker Alankrita is angry and expresses her sheer disappointment on social media.
She wrote, “Rape us, then kill us. Perfect. Or kill us in the womb itself. Beat us. Don't give us property. Paw us on the streets, assault us in our workplaces. Crack sexist jokes at our expense. Objectify us. Stalk us. Don't give us equal representation in parliament”
“Discriminate against us. In every sphere. Represent us poorly in your songs and movies. Don't let us pursue our careers. Don't let us own the streets. Blame us. For everything. Glorify the patriarchy. Celebrate male toxicity. Encourage male entitlement. Because men will be men. Thank you India for proving day after day that this is no country for women”
Meanwhile on the work front, Alankrita is busy with her next film, titled Dolly Kitty Aur Woh Chamakte Sitare, it is a satire film starring Konkona Sen Sharma and Bhumi Pednekar.
The film is produced by Ekta Kapoor and Shobha Kapoor under their banner Balaji Telefilms. The film also features young actors Vikrant Massey and Amol Parashar in prominent roles opposite the leading ladies.
The film premiered at the 24th Busan International Film Festival under the section 'A Window on Asian Cinema' on 4 October 2019. The film is slated for 2020 release.