David Fincher's 'THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO' Gets Banned in India As Director Refuses to Cut Scenes!

Rooney Mara has just been nominated for an Oscar for her portrayal of Lisbeth Salander in David Fincher's The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo but audiences in India will not be able to see that performance, because Fincher has refused to cut some scenes specified by India's Central Board of Film Certification. The movie is the second big screen adaption of Steig Larsson’s hugely successful The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo novel, the first book in the Millenium trilogy. Daniel Craig, Robin Wright, Stellan Skarsgård, Christopher Plummer, Joely Richardson, Steven Berkoff, David Dencik, Yorick van Wageningen, Bengt C.W. Carlsson, Mathilda von Essen & Goran Visnjic also star. Hit the jump for the details.

Sony released the following statement below. You can check out which scenes are considered too explicit below the poster but be warned they contain spoilers!

Sony Pictures India will not be releasing 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo' in India. The Censor Board has adjudged the film unsuitable for public viewing in its unaltered form and, 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 specific scenes include two sex scenes between Lisbeth Salander [Mara] & Mikael Blomkvist [Craig], a lesbian sex scene featuring Lisbeth & a woman she meets at a bar & most controversially a scene where Lisbeth is raped & tortured.

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