No cuts for Elton John’s biopic Rocketman in India

Singer slams removal of scenes in Russia

June 01, 2019 09:51 pm | Updated 09:52 pm IST

Elton John.

Elton John.

Legendary singer Elton John’s biopic Rocketman , scenes from which were cut out for a preview in Russia, has released in India without any excisions.

The film, which is exclusively distributed in India by Viacom18 Studios, received the censor certificate without any cuts. It was certified on May 29 and got an ‘A’ certificate for release on May 31.

Meanwhile, Elton John, in a statement, slammed the removal of gay sex scenes from the musical biopic by Russian distributors.

“We reject in the strongest possible terms the decision to pander to local laws and censor ‘Rocketman’ for the Russian market, a move we were unaware of until today,” the statement read.

“That the local distributor has edited out certain scenes, denying the audience the opportunity to see the film as it was intended is a sad reflection of the divided world we still live in and how it can still be so cruelly unaccepting of the love between two people,” it read.

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