If the reports are to be believed, Government Censors have banned the release of the film ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’, an adaptation of the erotic novel of same name, in the Indian cinemas, a decision most had anticipated.
According to reports, the chief executive of the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), Shravan Kumar, declined to say why the panel refused to approve the film adaptation, but said Universal Pictures, the Comcast Corp unit that released the film, could appeal the decision.
A Universal Pictures source familiar with the review process said the board had objected to some of the film's dialogue, even after the studio made voluntary edits to the film to tone down its sex scenes and removed all nudity.
Interestingly, the film first opened in February and has grossed at least $400 million in global sales. However, for some countries the kinky storyline was too much: Malaysia, Indonesia and Kenya have banned Fifty Shades... from their theatres, largely because of its sexual content.