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HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times
New Delhi, January 30, 2012
Refusing to blur scenes involving nudity, Sony Pictures has decided not to release the controversial Hollywood film ‘The Girl with The Dragon Tattoo’ in India.
The Daniel Craig-starrer that tells the story of a journalist’s search for a woman missing for 40 years was due for release on February 10. In a statement sent to a news agency, Sony said that it would not compromise on the film’s content.

“The Censor Board has adjudged the film unsuitable for public viewing in its unaltered form,” the statement said. The film has already raked in $185 million worldwide.

“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 Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) after having examined the film had asked for several scenes involving nudity to be blurred. “We wanted several scenes in ‘The Girl with The Dragon Tattoo’ to be blurred,” said JP Singh, regional officer (West), CBFC. “Bare bottom and bare-breast scenes are not allowed in India.”