New show ‘Bombay Begums’ from ‘Lipstick Under My Burkha’ director misses the mark

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Tue, 2021-03-23 10:28

CHENNAI:Indian director Alankrita Shrivastava made her name when “Lipstick Under My Burkha” premiered at the Tokyo International Film Festival in 2016, and was hailed for its bold look at what women desire.

The director’s latest work is a miniseries of six episodes, titled “Bombay Begums.” It features opulent settings, fancy costumes and a culture that is largely upper class with its “money can buy all” attitude. At the top of it all is Rani Irani (played by Pooja Bhatt, who has not been seen on the screen for 19 years).

 ‘Bombay Begums’ is streaming on Netflix. Supplied
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