India's censor blocks 'Fifty Shades of Grey' from cinemas

March 4, 2015 5:30 PM

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India's censor blocks 'Fifty Shades of Grey' from cinemas

MUMBAI (Reuters) - India's government censors have said they will not allow the big-screen adaptation of erotic novel "Fifty Shades of Grey" to be shown in Indian cinemas, a decision most had anticipated in the largely conservative country.

The chief executive of the Central Board of Film Certification, 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.

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