Cuts made to Spectre to reduce the rudeness of its shocking kissing scenes in the Indian release are being mocked online, as locals come up with other ways the film -- and Bond himself -- may be altered to fit in with old fashioned religious codes.
The decision to edit and reduce the length of Bond's hunky snogging action was apparently a personal one taken by censor board boss Pahlaj Nihalani, with one of Nihalani's staff publicly disagreeing with the move and telling the BBC that: "Other shots have also been cut along with the kissing scene. This seems like a joke. If you do this to a James Bond film, then it's shameful."
The hashtag #SanskariJamesBond is the one you need if you want to undermine the work of the Indian censor, where such joys as Bond in classical Indian attire and a covered-up Honey Rider await, along with suggestions of alternative film titles such as You Only Live Many Times and Diamonds are for Zevar. [BBC]