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Dragon Tattoo falls foul of India censor

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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo has run into problems with India’s Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC).

The Oscar-nominated Hollywood remake, starring Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara, is based on a best-selling novel by the late Swedish novelist, Stieg Larsson

“Bare bottom and bare-breast scenes are not allowed in India,” J.P. Singh, an official at CBFC, told AFP. “We objected to several scenes in The Girl with The Dragon Tattoo and wanted them to be blurred.”

Sony Pictures in India acknowledged in a statement sent to AFP on Monday that it would not compromise on the content of the film, directed by David Fincher, which has grossed $185 million worldwide.

“The Censor Board has adjudged the film unsuitable for public viewing in its unaltered form,” the statement said. “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.”

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