After India release date postponed, Fifty Shades of Grey banned in UAE

  • PTI, Dubai
  • Updated: Feb 17, 2015 14:24 IST

Erotic-romance Fifty Shades of Grey, starring Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson, has been banned in the UAE owing to its intimate scenes.

National Media Council, the body tasked with approving films in the UAE, said the decision to withhold the release was taken after some serious deliberation during the review screening, reported Gulf News.

The film, adapted from EL James' best-selling novel of the same name, hit US theatres last week. Though panned by critics, the movie is proving to be triumphant at the worldwide box-office with a $240 million opening through Sunday.

Countries such as Kenya, Indonesia and Malaysia have already banned it.

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