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Why censor nixed Taj Mahal's destruction in Pixels trailer

The censor board had apparently asked the makers of a live-action Hollywood film to omit a scene featuring the Taj Mahal from its trailer.

hollywood Updated: Aug 03, 2015 15:56 IST
Shalvi Mangaokar
Shalvi Mangaokar
Hindustan Times
Pixels,Taj Mahal,censor

Hollywood director Chris Columbus, who has helmed popular films like Harry Potter And The Sorcerer’s Stone (2001) and Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets (2002), among many others, is back with his new movie. As part of this live-action film that stars Adam Sandler in the lead role, aliens wage war on earth, and in the process, end up destroying several historic monuments, including the Taj Mahal in India.

The Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) has now apparently asked the production house backing this movie to exclude the clip that shows the Taj Mahal being destroyed from the promo. An insider says, “Originally, the film had scenes that showed many monuments like the Eiffel Tower, Houses of London, and so on, being destroyed. However, the final cut of the film only features the Taj Mahal scene.”

On being contacted, the production house refrained from commenting on the matter. However, their officials confirmed that the scene was cut from a promotional video, as ordered by the CBFC authorities.

First Published: Aug 03, 2015 15:24 IST