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Film censors to James Bond: No kissing please, we're Indian

Published 19/11/2015 | 09:41

Lea Seydoux, Daniel Craig and Monica Bellucci
Lea Seydoux, Daniel Craig and Monica Bellucci

India's film censors have ordered that kissing scenes in the latest James Bond movie be shortened before it is released.

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The Central Board of Film Certification ordered that four scenes in Spectre be trimmed, including at least two kisses between Daniel Craig and Monica Bellucci.

The decision to reduce the length of the kissing scenes was trending on social media as Indians mocked the prudishness of film certification authorities.

Earlier this week the certification board gave Spectre a U/A rating, suggesting parental discretion for children under 12.

Compared to Hollywood, movie norms in India are extremely strict. Censors often order film-makers to chop scenes and films with graphic content can be banned completely.

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