India censors Bond snogs; social media fights back
The film censorship board of India has cut kissing scenes from the new James Bond film Spectre as these were considered inappropriate for Indian audiences, leading to a storm of condemnation on social media.
The hashtag #SanskariJamesBond – from the Hindi word for ‘virtuous’ – has been used to tweet a string of doctored images making Bond ‘more Indian’, as a satire on the censorship decision. Photos of Daniel Craig, photoshopped with Hindu vibhuti (sacred ash) markings on his forehead, have been one of the most popular subjects. Read more: bbc.co.uk