Sad news for all the Fifty Shades of Grey fans! Indian Censor Board has banned the movie from playing in the Indian cinemas so the much eagerly waiting youth will not have their hands on the movie tickets. The board had objected to some of the movie’s dialogues even after many edits were made in the movie to tone down the sex scenes and remove all the nude scenes.
The chief executive of the Central Board of Film Certification, Shravan Kumar has decided to not share the reason why the panel has rejected the movie for screening in India.
Fifty Shades of Grey has made $400 million in global sales. However, the film has not been released in Malaysia, Indonesia and Kenya. The countries chose to ban the movie. Even China, the world’s second-largest film market has not been approached for the film’s distribution.
Indian Censor Board has been criticized a lot on imposing ban and movie edits. Leela Samson, the ex chairman of the board, had accused the “federal government of interfering in the board’s decision”.
Under Modi’s goverment, the new censor board guidelines have advised not to include any profane scene or dialogs in the Indian movies. Even the word, lesbian was targeted in Dum Laga Ke Haisha.