Lipstick Under My Burkha cast has released a rap song and it will get you grooving
There is definitely 'no stopping' the Lipstick Under My Burkha crew, you guys.
The film Lipstick Under My Burkha has been hitting the headlines for all the right reasons these days. You would probably know that the cast has been on a mission to show a middle finger to patriarchy and sexism. Be it the film's trailers or the ongoing #LipstickRebellion campaign, Konkona Sen Sharma, Plabita Borthakur, Ratna Pathak Shah, and Aahana Kumra have proved that there is nothing that can stop them. And now they have released a feminist rap that is as unforgiving as it can be.
In collaboration with Arre, the cast of Lipstick Under My Burkha has taken their revolution to the next level. In their rap video titled Ain't No Stopping, the actresses croon how men can't stop women from succeeding no matter what. Pointing out various problems and stereotypes that surround women, the women take down each issue in a unique way.
The music video also shows Shah rapping about rampant sexism. She says that despite her hard work and her success, all men want to know is "who's the man behind it all?". She questions why men are always credited for women's success? Shah also goes on to add that women are fearless and don't need a man to be successful.
Similarly, Kumra takes down the double standards of men and our society. She points out that most people resort to slut shaming, but objectify women's bodies on social media sites. She adds that women, just like any other human being, watch porn, have sex, and curse. And that there's nothing wrong with it.
Sharma also doesn't shy away from taking on the gender wage disparity that plagues every field. She quips that she isn't afraid to put women on the map. The video ends with a comment on victim-blaming attitude of the society and how women's clothes are always blamed for crimes committed against them. Borthakur adds to it with sass that women can wear whatever they like and male gaze doesn't really matter.
While the video focuses on all the issues that bother women, what we liked most about it were the gangsta names that all the actresses used to introduce themselves. Shah introduced herself as Rhyming Pathak Shah, Kumra as Aahna Kumrap, Sharma as Hip Hopna Sen Sharma, and Borthakur as MC Flow-Betta! The rap will definitely get you grooving and that too for all the right reasons. We bet you won't be able to stop yourself from playing it on loop. If this doesn't become the ultimate feminist anthem, we don't know what will.
You can watch the video here.