Hollywood movies getting no luck in India, audiences pushed to internet
Last Year when “12 Years a Slave” was released in India with all of its nude scenes intact, it seemed like the coming-of-age of bold Hollywood films here. But recent developments suggest otherwise.
The Censor Board has been working on a long list of Hollywood releases making sure they never see the end of the light, causing the makers of adult comedy film “Get Hard” (starring Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart) to withdraw their March 27, 2015 release.
“In these times of aggressive censorship, unless you truncate your product to an extent that it doesn’t resemble the original anymore, you can’t get it passed here. This kind of regressive environment is not conducive to adult comedies whose funny lines will be punctuated by over 100- odd beeps,” a source was quoted as saying in a Mumbai tabloid.
This comes after the ban on “Fifty Shades of Grey”, even as the makers edited out the nude scenes. The release of another film, Focus, starring Will Smith and Margot Robbie, got delayed by a week.