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India bans 'Fifty Shades of Grey'

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Universal Pictures and Focus Features

Poor India: Its residents won’t get to see Fifty Shades of Grey, as the film was banned in the country, Universal confirmed to EW.

According to Reuters, the ban comes from government censors but the chief executive of India’s Central Board of Film Certification did not specify why the censors wouldn’t approve the film.

India joins a long-ish list of other countries the film was banned in including Malaysia, Indonesia, and Kenya. Despite its controversial status in some parts, Fifty Shades has been faring well in the box office department: So far, it’s made more than $500 million globally since its Feb. 13 opening.

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