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Sony cancels ‘Dragon Tattoo’s’ Indian release

David Fincher refuses to cut scenes

MUMBAI — Sony Pictures Ent. has decided not to release helmer David Fincher’s “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” in India.

Pic was due to release in January, but was postponed to February after India’s Central Board of Film Certification, known locally as the Censor Board, demanded five cuts in scenes featuring nudity. However, Fincher informed Sony that only an uncut version of the film could be released.

A Sony Pictures India spokesperson said: “Sony Pictures will not be releasing ‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’ in India. The Censor Board has adjudged the film unsuitable for public viewing in its unaltered form and, while we are committed to maintaining and protecting the vision of the director, we will, as always, respect the guidelines set by the board.”

The normal practice in India is to blur nude scenes objected to by the CBFC as in 2010’s “Mr. Singh/Mrs. Mehta.” In the case of “Dragon Tattoo” though the CBFC specifically asked for cuts.

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