Netflix released the censored version of Angry Indian Goddesses in May, a month after it released the uncensored version of the film in other countries, MediaNama has found. The version uploaded in India is the same one that was cleared for theatrical release by the Censor Board, even though its jurisdiction doesn't extend to online platforms like Netflix. In fact, the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting has stated that it is not looking to censor online content, and that it's not creating a framework that would allow it to go down that path. This happened the last time Angry Indian Goddesses was available online too. TVFPlay, The Viral Fever's streaming service, also had a censored version of the film. Netflix refused to comment on this story. Update: The movie's production company, Jungle Book Entertainment, told MediaNama that Netflix specifically requested the censored version of the film for the India release. Pan Nalin, the film's director and one of Jungle Book's heads said so on Twitter too. "New law" or just cold feet? Biswapati Sarkar, TVF Media Labs's Executive Creative Director, said that this was because "There is a law that was passed recently." He added, "Why would we otherwise unnecessarily censor a film?" It's unclear what new law Sarkar was talking about. At that time, the Angry Indian Goddesses team told me that their "legal analysis" had determined that Angry Indian Goddesses would have to be censored. It's possible that they were referring to a claim that the Censor Board made in the…
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