The Indian censor board deemed the sex comedy featuring Robert DeNiro and Zac Efron as completely inappropriate for Indian viewers hence did not let it release in the theatres.
The movie featured a controversial topic and unsettling depictions of sexual assault and abuse. CBFC asked director David Fincher to remove these scenes, but he declined. As a result, the film was banned from being released in India.
The CBFC prohibited the movie after director Woody Allen declined to include a disclaimer for each smoking scene, as per the guidelines.
The movie, which had very little appeal and contained a lot of sexual violence, was prohibited in numerous countries. Naturally, India would never allow its release.
Indian Christian minorities had problems with the content of film which they said was anti-Christian. It was banned in Maharashtra, Goa, Punjab, Tamil Nadu, Nagaland, Meghalaya and Andhra Pradesh.
The movie portrayed Hinduism, Indian culture, and traditions in a way that was deemed unfavorable, leading to its ban in our country. The ban was revoked later.
An American comedy, produced by Warner Bros, was expected to not be released in its original form in India. As a result, the film request was withdrawn just days before its scheduled screening.
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