India bans ’50 Shades of Grey’

fifty-shades-greyIndia’s censor board has banned the release of ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ even though they were shown a toned down version with many of the expletives and several nude scenes edited out.

The chief of the Central Board of Film Certification said the film did not pass but that is not unusual, as many mainstream films don’t get clearance on the first showing and they have the option to try to revise the committee’s opinion.

Despite mixed reviews the erotic bondage tale of a billionaire and his sadomasochistic relationship with a college graduate has been an international hit, as was the 2011 novel on which it is based that was written by British author E L James.

Malaysia and some other countries have also banned the film.