Slate's Explainer: Bollywood's Censorship Rules

Slate senior editor Andy Bowers explains how the government of India censors films made and shown in the subcontinent, and what you still can't show in an Indian movie. Every year, the Bollywood movie factory cranks out more films than any other nation — even Hollywood — but there's no french kissing, no nudity and definitely no sex. Now the censorship board has banned on-screen smoking, too.



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