India Bans 'Girl With the Dragon Tattoo'

Sun Jan 29, 2012 2:59pm EST

Indian censors have banned  ‘The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo."

The film was originally planned to be released on Feb. 10, but India's Central Board of Film Certification insisted that several scenes be edited 

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Director David Fincher refused to cut two love-making scenes and a rape and torture scene from his R-rated adaptation of Stieg Larsson's best-selling book.

Sony acknowledged that it would not be opening the film in India and released a statement, which read in part, "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 film has already made nearly $100 million inthe U.S. and more than $165 million at the overseas box office, and appears on its way to more than $200 globally, with much of Asia yet to go.

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