firstname.lastname@example.org (Dr. Jai Maharaj): Mar 05 06:29PM
Fifty Shades of Grey's future gets greyer in India
By Shilpa Jamkhandikar Reuters Wednesday, March 04, 2015
Indian audiences might not be able to watch the erotic drama "Fifty Shades of Grey", even though its producer, Universal Pictures, cut all nudity and several sexually explicit scenes in the film before submitting it to the country's censor board for review.
An examining committee of the censor board objected to some of the language in the film after the studio made the voluntary cuts, according to a Universal source who is familiar with the film's review process in India.
Censor board CEO Shravan Kumar confirmed that Universal would have to approach the board's appeals committee if it wants to try again to get the film shown on Indian movie screens. He declined to say why the board denied the certificate.
The film, which has earned about $500 million in global box office sales, was supposed to have debuted in India this past Valentine's Day. It is an adaption of the British author E.L. James's popular erotic novel about a mysterious and handsome businessman and his sadomasochistic relationship with a young college student.